Name: Sylvia W. Y. Siu
Firm Name: Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum
Jurisdiction: Hong Kong
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation Law

Telephone: (852) 2909 7318
Fax: (852) 2845 9292
Email: sylviasiu@sfks.com.hk

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Professional Biography:

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Ms Sylvia SIU Wing-yee, BSc, MBA, LLM, FCIAb, FHKIArb, JP

  • Consultant Solicitor, Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum
  • President of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chairperson, ADR & International Relation Committee, Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers
  • Vice-Chairperson, Nansha International Arbitration Centre
  • Vice-President, Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macao Arbitration Mediation Alliance
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer by the Ministry of Justice, People’s Republic of China

Solicitor admitted in Hong Kong (“HK”) (practising), United Kingdom, Singapore & Australia (non-practising). Ms Siu is an accredited mediator and is listed on various panels such as China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Dongguan Court No.2, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), the Law Society of Hong Kong (“LS”), HK Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (“HKMAAL”) and Hong Kong Mediation Centre (“HKMC”); International General Mediator and International Family Mediator of the LS. She is a conciliator of World Trade Centre (“WTC”) Macau Arbitration Centre, and is the founder of the HKMC.

Ms. Siu is also an arbitrator on many arbitration panels, such as HKIAC, LS, WTC, Macau Arbitration Center, China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission and numerous other PRC panels of Arbitration Commissions such as Guangzhou, Qingdao, Wenzhou, Wuhan International Arbitration Court, Nansha International Arbitration Court, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.

Being an experienced mediator, arbitrator and trainer in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), Ms. Siu has a sound profile in the ADR field where she has been invited as speaker at many local and international ADR conferences.

On the academic side, Ms. Siu was the ADR PCLL Examiner of the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong, a PCLL Academic Board Member and External Academic Advisor of the City University of Hong Kong

Ms. Siu is a Member of the :- Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration of Hong Kong Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Appointment Committee of Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, Mediation Accreditation Committee of HKMAAL, Communications and Publicity Committee of HKMAAL; Mediation Committee of LS, a Director of Joint Mediation Helpline Office.

She was a member of the :- Steering Committee on Arbitration of DOJ, Steering Committee on Mediation and Accreditation Subcommittee of DOJ, Working Party on Mediation of Hong Kong Judiciary, Working Party for the Reform of the Law of Arbitration in Hong Kong; Vice Chairlady of Town Planning Appeal Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation.
  • Construction.
  • Conveyancing and Property.
  • Probate and Administration of Estate.
  • Corporate and Commercial.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce (University of Santa Clara 1975).
  • Master of Business Administration (University of Santa Clara 1976).
  • Master of Laws (University of Hong Kong 1991).
  • Diploma in Chinese Law (University of East Asia 1988).

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor of Hong Kong (1984), England (1989 (non-practising)), Australian Capital Territory (1989 (non-practising)), and Singapore (1990 (non-practising)),
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer (1995).
  • Fellow-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1996).
  • Fellow-Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (1998).
  • Accredited Mediator of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), Law Society of Hong Kong (“LS”), Hong Kong Mediation Centre and CEDR (UK) (Commercial, Family and Supervisor Panel of HKIAC and LS).
  • Arbitrator of CIETAC, Dailin, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Loudi, Shenyang, Huizhou Arbitration Commission. Conciliator of Harbin Conciliation Centre of China Council for Promotion of International Trade.
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hong Kong Mediation Centre.

Other Credentials

  • Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
  • ADR Chairman and Past President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers.
  • Vice Chairman of Town Planning Appeal Board.
  • President of Hong Kong Mediation Centre (2005-2007).
  • President of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (2004-2005).

Firm Description:

Founded in 1981, Sit Fung Kwong & Shum has established a solid practice in litigation, conveyancing, commercial law, intellectual property, information technology and Chinese law. Local and overseas clients include leading multinational, public and private companies and professional firms. There are three notaries public and two China-appointed attesting officers in the firm. Many of the lawyers are qualified to practise in other jurisdictions in addition to Hong Kong, including England, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The partners are conscientiously committed to the continued and everimproving quality of its service.

It is our belief that the success of a modern law firm nowadays depends on its ability to understand and satisfy its clients’ needs and answer them in a professional manner. In pursuit of such belief, we have insisted on a high level of accountability to our clients. Continuous training organised within and outside the firm equip our staff with up-to-date legal knowledge and regular practice reviews provide venues where practical experience is shared among members of the firm. Through stream-lining of office operation, effective deployment and structuring of human resources, application of modern information technology, meticulous business planning and budgetary financial control, we have been able to build up a smooth and efficient working environment with an aim to achieve optimum output within clients’ budgets.

 

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