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Walter Lee

Walter Lee

Partner : Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department
Tel : +852 2825 2507
Fax : +852 2845 9294
Email : walterlee@gallantho.com
Address : 5/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Education and Qualifications
  • LL.B. (Hons.) University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M. University of London
  • Solicitor of Hong Kong (1993)
  • Solicitor of England and Wales (1995) (non-practising)
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch (2000)
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages (2006)
  • Counsellor for the Reverse Mortgage Programme (2013)
Experience
  • Significant experience in commercial disputes, including shareholders' disputes, breach of fiduciary duties of directors, breach of commercial agreements, disputes involving sales of goods and services, and commercial fraud.
  • Extensive experience in banking litigation, corporate rescue, insolvency and restructuring. Acting for both international and local banks in complex loan recovery actions. Advising liquidators and provisional liquidators in insolvency and restructuring, and advising listed companies in schemes of arrangement. Representing banks in claims for misrepresentation, negligence and breach of trust on the part of banks. Advising banks on various compliance issues, such as product due diligence (PDD), know-your-customer (KYC) process, customer risk profiling, anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT). Regularly acting for banks in professional negligence claims against their former lawyers in handling mortgage loan transactions. Acting as liquidator in winding up cases and trustee-in-bankruptcy in bankruptcy cases in place of the Official Receiver.
  • Significant experience in anti-discrimination laws, privacy and data protection, and implementation of various codes of practice. Advising banks, listed companies, tertiary institutions and NGOs on anti-discrimination laws, privacy and data protection. Acting for clients in court, internal disciplinary proceedings, mediation and other types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, providing strategic advice and drafting documentation.
  • Regularly advising employers in both public and private sectors, including listed companies, tertiary institutions and NGOs on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Acting for employers in appeal courts, ADR and internal investigation, disciplinary procedures and termination procedures, providing strategic advice and drafting documentation for human resources departments.
  • Extensive experience in property and construction disputes.  Considerable involvement in professional negligence claims in property transactions.  Significant experience in arbitration and ADR involving construction disputes.
Languages
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
Public Services
Publication
  • Author, Sickness and Other Absences, Hong Kong Employment Module, Lexis Practical Guidance (2018)
  • Author, Data Processing and Transfer, Data Protection Module, Lexis Practical Guidance (2016)
  • Author, Discrimination Law, Hong Kong Employment Module, Lexis Practical Guidance (2013)
  • Co-author, Butterworths' Contract Law Handbook (2003)
  • Atkin's  Court Forms Hong Kong, Title: Companies (General), LexisNexis (1st issue: 2002)
  • Co-author, Butterworths' Conveyancing and Property Law Handbook (1st edition: 1998, 2nd edition: 2002)
  • Co-author, some chapters in Butterworths' Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, including Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (1st edition: 1998, 2nd edition: 2001) and Securities (Insider Dealing) Ordinance (1995)