Richard M. Tollan: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

Richard M. Tollan

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • FCPA/Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Internal Investigations
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense & Compliance
  • Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 4551
Fax: +852 2103 5197
EducationUniversity of Wolverhampton (LL.B.); The University of Hong Kong (PCLL)
Admitted1998, Hong Kong; 1999, England and Wales

Of Tollan...'He's the only true pure insolvency litigator in this market.'

IFLR 1000 (2010)

Richard Tollan is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM. He advises on insolvency and fraud matters. He advises liquidators and other insolvency practitioners on matters of insolvency law and the legal aspects of issues arising in the management of insolvent estates; advises other office-holders appointed by regulatory bodies to manage various types of regulatory administrations and related misfeasance investigations; and advises creditors in respect of their rights and claims in an insolvency environment and other estate administrations.

He also advises banks and other parties with respect to fraud and management of large scale litigation to recover the proceeds of fraud. He advises on investigations into corporate mismanagement prior to insolvency; ICAC and SFC investigations; anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing matters; investigations conducted in respect of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also advises banks on matters of banking law and insolvency litigation and identity theft fraud.

Richard is an accredited Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) in respect of civil proceedings by way of exemption by the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is also a former Detective Inspector in the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police running multi-jurisdictional investigations into serious fraud.

According to Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2007-09), Richard is described as fantastic, contentious specialist and very personable. Richard has been nominated as a Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer in the 21st/2011 Edition of the IFLR1000. He is also a Recommended Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook in 2008 and the PLC Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook in 2007.


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What is in a Name? Provisional Liquidators, Liquidators & Ad Valorem Fees
Justine T. K. Lau,Richard M. Tollan, April 16, 2015
We have previously reported that the Official Receiver retains its entitlement to ad valorem fees on the conversion of a compulsory liquidation to a creditors’ voluntary winding-up (CVL).

Who Foots the Bill? Recent Companies Court Decisions on Costs
Justine T. K. Lau,Edmund M. S. Ma,Richard M. Tollan, February 6, 2015
Generally with a winding-up petition, if the petitioner is successful in obtaining a winding-up order, the petitioner will have its costs of the proceedings. If, on the other hand, the petition is dismissed, then the petitioner has been unsuccessful and it should pay the costs of the proceedings....

Permission to Serve Winding-Up Petitions out of Jurisdiction on Unregistered Foreign Companies: Principles Clarified
Justine T. K. Lau,Edmund M. S. Ma,Richard M. Tollan, December 5, 2014
Under Hong Kong law, the courts’ jurisdiction is ordinarily territorial in nature. A plaintiff or applicant has to obtain permission (“leave”) of the court before it can validly serve a writ or other document initiating a legal action on a defendant or respondent located outside...

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Richard M. Tollan

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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