Ada Chan is an Associate in the Criminal Litigation Department of Haldanes. She specialises in criminal defence with a focus on regulatory and commercial offences involving companies, senior managements and individuals. In particular, she is heavily involved in numerous headline cases including corruption, money laundering and commercial fraud. She is also experienced in Hong Kong immigration matters, and frequently advises victims and complainants of crimes.
Ada is currently handling a number of high-profile criminal cases, specifically:-
advising the President of one of the most controversial listed companies in Hong Kong involving claims against other shareholders and directors of over HK$2 billion with simultaneous ICAC and SFC investigations;
advising employees of an Australian corporation who are being investigated by the Department of Justice of the United States in regard to the U.S. anti-trust laws;
assisting three multi-billionaires in a cross-border forfeiture order and restraint order hearing commenced by the Department of Justice of the United States;
advising in a murder trial to be heard at the High Court of Hong Kong in 2018;
advising a major clothing brand on trade description related offences; and
advising the Head of Compliance of a major bank on an HKMA investigation in regard to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance
Her notable experience also includes:-
assisted Television Broadcasts Limited in a Takeover & Mergers Panel hearing concerning issues of Whitewash Waiver, Takeover Code and Broadcasting Ordinance;
assisting shareholders and directors of Chinese state-owned enterprises in U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations;
successfully defending the CFO of a listed company against a s9(2) Prevention of Bribery Ordinance allegation;
advising the former chairman and shareholders of listed companies for the breach of the Listing Rules and Directors’ Undertaking and secured a satisfactory closure without enforcement actions by the SFC and the China Securities Regulatory Commission; and
assisting a director and a clerk of a Hong Kong company in a 12-day District Court trial involving exportation of lard from Hong Kong to Taiwan and secured an acquittal.
She holds degrees in law and commerce, and has been admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and Hong Kong
Publication:- Anti-corruption Laws & Regulations – a Global Guide 2018 – to be published by the Global Law and Business of London in 2018