Tim Chu is an associate of Karas So LLP. Tim has experience representing clients in a wide range of complex litigation, arbitration, and contentious regulatory matters, often with a Mainland Chinese nexus.
Tim’s clients have included liquidators, professional service firms, listed companies, banks and private equity funds.
Tim is a native Mandarin speaker and speaks fluent English and conversational Cantonese.
Tim is qualified as a Hong Kong Solicitor and an Attorney of the State of New York.
Representing the liquidators in on-going Hong Kong proceedings against the company’s former CEO and director for breach of fiduciary duties and misappropriations.
Advising auditors in a regulatory investigation.
Advising liquidators on potential claims against third parties.
Representing a PRC real estate developer in parallel HKIAC and CIETAC arbitration proceedings against a U.S. private equity fund in relation to a dispute arising from their joint venture investment in Dalian, Mainland China.
Representing a PRC-headquartered global commodity conglomerate in an HKIAC arbitration proceedings regarding a dispute arising from its investments in the U.S. and the U.K.
Representing a PRC-headquartered global commodity conglomerate in an ICC arbitration (seated in Paris) regarding a dispute arising from its mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Representing a leading Taiwan-headquartered food and beverage corporation in an ICC arbitration (seated in Hong Kong) regarding an executive compensation dispute.
Representing a PRC real estate developer in an HKIAC arbitration against its former business partner in connection with an investment dispute (proceedings conducted entirely in Mandarin Chinese).
Representing two PRC financial firms in an HKIAC arbitration arising from a dispute in relation to their investments in a semiconductor company. The arbitration involves the unique element of PRC criminal law.
Representing various institutional investors on various loan default matters and related cross-border debt recovery strategies.
Representing various Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed companies in investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Enforcement Department of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Representing a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company in its trading resumption application under section 8 of the Securities and Futures (Stock Market) Rules, and the related High Court petition brought by the Securities and Futures Commission.
Conducting various internal anti-corruption investigations on behalf of a global pharmaceutical corporation in relation to its business in Mainland China, Taiwan and South-east Asia.
Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a global asset manager in relation to allegation of bribery of local politicians in Taiwan concerning its local investment.
- Associate, Karas So LLP (2023)
- Associate. Herbert Smith Freehills (2021 – 2023)
- Trainee Solicitor and Associate, Sidley Austin (2017 – 2021)
- University of Hong Kong, PCLL (2017)
- University of Hong Kong, LLB (2016)
- Hong Kong, 2019
- New York, 2020