Billy Ko: Attorney with Withers LLP
  • Associate at Withers LLP (468 Attorneys)
  • 20/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Hong Kong, China 00000
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Biography

Billy is an associate in the divorce and family team.

Billy’s practice is varied and covers family law, civil litigation and media law issues.He advises on all areas of family law, in particular cases involving complex asset holding structures and trusts. He advises husbands, wives, unmarried partners, as well as representing other relevant parties, such as parents in their children’s divorce cases and grandparents in Wardship cases. He is also a qualified collaborative practitioner.

Aside from family law cases, Billy also advises on a wide spectrum of civil litigation cases and has experience advising and representing clients on all levels of courts in Hong Kong. He has advised on corporate and contractual disputes for local and international companies.

As a member of the media and reputation management team, Billy acts for individuals and organisations on how their reputation can best be protected and enhanced, and on cases that involves defamation, privacy or harassment issues.

Track record

Acted on behalf of a chairlady of a listed company in Hong Kong. The size of the family asset is over HK$1billion. As the majority of the family assets are held under a Cayman Islands trust, complicated legal issues were involved.

Acting on behalf of a dependent making a monetary claim under the Mental Health Ordinance against the committee of a mentally incapacitated Person, being an extremely well known entrepreneur.

Acting on behalf of a client in her taxation proceedings against a top tier international law firm.

Dates

Joined
2013

Publications

‘Divorcing husbands claiming maintenance from wives’, Hong Kong Economic Times - November 2017, author

‘Legal Eye: Why you should make a will to protect girlfriends and concubines’, South China Morning Post - December 2014, co-autho

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Beneficiaries and heirs
  • High-net-worth individuals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+852 3711 1656  Phone
+852 3711 1601  Fax
www.withersworldwide.com/people/billy-ko
University Attended:
University of Toronto, B.A., Honour
Law School Attended:
University of Westminster, Graduate Diploma in Law; University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws
Year of First admission:
2010
Admission:
2010, Hong Kong SAR
Memberships:

Memberships

•Hong Kong Family Law Association
•Law Society of Hong Kong

Languages:
Mandarin and Cantonese
ISLN:
923310881

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