Bio

Crystal Au-Yeung is a Legal Manager in Appleby’s Hong Kong office and a member of the dispute resolution department. Crystal was admitted as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands, the High Court of Hong Kong (non-practising), and in England & Wales. Crystal specialises in cross-border disputes, trust disputes, insolvency & restructuring, enforcement of debts and securities, and advising clients on mitigating litigation risks and corporate governance matters.

As one of the few BVI qualified litigators with Chinese capability, Crystal has extensive experience in handling disputes arising out of the PRC, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

She is also member of STEP.

Crystal is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

EXPERTISE

Recent highlights have included acting for:

  • PRC bank in the first case where the BVI Court has recognised and enforced judgments from the PRC courts, and obtained an order appointing post-judgment receivers.
  • Trustee in proceedings commenced under section 48 of the Cayman Trust Law to seek directions on a proposed distribution plan.
  • Hong Kong listed company in restructuring its offshore bond debt by way of a scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the BVI court.
  • Minority shareholders in a Macau based entity in an unfair prejudice claim under section 184I of the BVI Business Companies Act.
  • Russian bank in obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal order compelling disclosure of the identities of the controllers of a BVI entity.

* Includes transaction completed by the lawyer prior to joining Appleby

Team

  • Dispute Resolution

Education

  • The University of Hong Kong – LLB, PCLL

Publications

11 Jun 2021 |

Trust Disputes and the BVI Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021

In the Trustee (Amendment) Act 2021 (the “Amendment Act”) the BVI legislature has made a number ...

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