Charmaine Leung

Charmaine Leung: 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

Charmaine is an associate in the divorce and family team.

She has considerable experience in without prejudice settlement negotiation meetings with opponents and mediation sessions as well as attending FDR s and CDR s on behalf of clients. Her work involves dispute resolution in which her clients are seeking settlement without the expense of a court hearing.

Her clients include professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs, pilots and celebrities.

Charmaine advises in respect of all matters relating to matrimonial law, including medium to substantial financial applications. In particular, she has been involved in specific discovery applications, variation of maintenance proceedings, interim maintenance and maintenance pending suit applications, cross border disputes and applications in respect of costs and taxation.

She has also increasingly been involved in advising on and drafting prenuptial agreements and deeds of separation. She has assisted in a divorce litigation of an investment banker involving the determination of the enforceability of a post-nuptial agreement in the division of marital assets in Hong Kong.

Charmaine has considerable experience in all matters relating to children, in particular disputes as to custody, care and control and access, relocation applications, applications under The Hague Convention, and disputes relating to children’s schooling applications.

She has dealt with a nullity petition as well as significant experience in disputes over forum.

Track record

Assisted in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal in 2015 to determine the meaning of ‘habitual residence’ under the Hague Convention. The case also considered the law in relation jurisdiction, in particular to substantial connection: LCYP v JEK (forum; substantial connection, domicile); JEK v LCYP (Hague Convention; habitual residence) [2015] 4 HKLRD 798.

Involved in a large-scale specific discovery application CYYC v TVKT [2016] HKEC 245.

Dates

Joined
2014

Publications

‘Child custody and care and control’, Sing Tao Daily - 6 April 2015

Areas of Practice (3)

  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Leaders and senior executives
  • Owners and entrepreneurs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+852 3711 1617  Phone
+852 3711 1601  Fax
www.withersworldwide.com/people/charmaine-leung
University Attended:
University of Hong Kong, PCLL
Law School Attended:
University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Laws
Year of First admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, Hong Kong SAR
Memberships:

Memberships

Hong Kong Law Society

Hong Kong Family Law Association

Zonta Club of Victoria Hong Kong

Languages:
Mandarin and Cantonese
ISLN:
923311161

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