Veronica So

Senior Associate

Personal Profile

Veronica So is a Senior Associate of Karas LLP. She has considerable experience in handling complex commercial disputes, litigation and investigations in relation to a broad range of issues.

Veronica has represented clients in cases involving directors’ liability, shareholder disputes, conveyancing disputes and other civil/commercial matters. Veronica also has advised clients on restructuring and insolvency matters, and investigations by regulatory bodies including the Securities and Futures Commission and the Insurance Authority. In addition, Veronica has advised on all aspects of employment law and handled high profile employment litigation at various court levels.

Clients that Veronica have advised include multinational conglomerates, financial institutions, start-ups, trustees and high net worth individuals.

Veronica has worked in both Hong Kong and London. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Key Experience

Asset management firm
Representing a director of an asset management firm in defending a claim for breach of directors’ duties arising out of a financing arrangement.

Investment of internet domains
Representing a company engaged in the investment of internet domains in a shareholders’ dispute over the ownership of rights to a top-level domain.

A prominent businessman
Representing a prominent businessman in Hong Kong in a conveyancing-related dispute involving the sale of properties of a significant value.

Trustees-in-bankruptcy
Represented trustees-in-bankruptcy in a successful negotiation regarding the sale of a bankrupt’s property and handling matters arising out the administration and recovery of assets in such bankruptcy proceedings.

BVI-incorporated investment holding firm
Represented a BVI-incorporated investment holding firm owning stakes in numerous PRC and Hong Kong listed companies in its application to set aside a default judgment and resisting an order for sale in relation to a prestigious commercial building.

Crypto trading platform
Represented a crypto trading platform in its successful negotiation of the separation terms of a former member of senior management.

UK listed financial institution
Represented a UK listed financial institution in defending a bonus claim brought by a former employee in the High Court, with the claim complicated by an ongoing regulatory investigation.

PRC state-owned cement and concrete producer
Represented a former member of senior management of a PRC state-owned cement and concrete producer in a defamation claim and injunction application against such company and one of its directors.

International shipping company
Represented an international shipping company in resisting the discharge of a s21M injunction and various related proceedings.

BVI-incorporated Hong Kong listed company
Represented a BVI-incorporated Hong Kong listed company engaged in the processing and trading of coal in its parallel Hong Kong and BVI schemes of arrangement and Chapter 15 recognition in the US.

Career History

  • Senior Associate, Karas LLP, 2022
  • Associate, Howse Williams, 2020
  • Associate, Mayer Brown, 2017
  • Trainee Solicitor / Associate, Stephenson Harwood, 2014
  • University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy (MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies), 2014
  • The University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, 2013
  • University College London, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2012

Admissions

  • High Court of Hong Kong, 2016