Frederick Hui is a partner in the dispute resolution team.

Frederick is a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) and has attained the Higher Rights of Audience. He has the rights to appear in all levels of civil courts in Hong Kong. As of September 2019, while there are over 10,000 solicitors in Hong Kong, there are only 64 Solicitor Advocates (Civil).

Frederick joined Zhong Lun from DLA Piper which he had worked with for about 10 years. Frederick specializes in commercial litigation, international arbitration and white collar crime. Frederick has particular experience in advising and handling high value shareholders and equity related disputes, multijurisdictional commercial disputes, commercial fraud, worldwide enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards, white collar crime advisory and departmental summonses, and securities regulatory enforcement and investigation.

He frequently represents financial institutions, insurance companies, multinational corporations, non-government organizations, Chinese State Owned Enterprises as well as major shipping in interesting complex commercial cross border disputes in courts in China, Hong Kong and London and international arbitrational tribunals.


  • Recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as one of the leading lawyers in the 2017 “Asia’s 40 Under 40”
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in maritime law in 2013 and 2014
  • Shortlisted in the "Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” category in the 2018 and 2019 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards
  • Shortlisted in the “Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” categories in the 2017 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards
  • Shortlisted in the “Young Lawyer of the Year” category in the 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards
  • Receiver of the Hong Kong Council of Volunteering, Grand Leadership Award of the Professional Volunteering Service Accreditation Programme in 2018
  • Receiver of the Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme Gold Award in 2016 and 2017

  • Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal of the Food and Health Bureau
  • Member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) of the Transport and Housing Bureau
  • Member of Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel Section 45 of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123) of the Planning and Lands Branch Development Bureau
  • Pro bono legal advisor of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) since 2005
  • Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal of the Security Bureau since 2014
  • Member of the Appeal Panel of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong since 2016
  • Member of the Fishermen Claims Appeal Board (Trawl Ban) of the Food and Health Bureau since 2017
  • Co-opted to the Joint Tribunal of the Bar Council and the Law Society of Hong Kong since 2017
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department since 2017
  • Current School manager of Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School
  • Current School manager of Wah Yan College Kowloon

Professional Affiliations
  • Supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Co-author, “How to Protect Your Assets During Internet Scams in Hong Kong”, May 2018 (Chinese)
  • Co-author, “Guide to Hong Kong Civil Litigation and Arbitration in Hong Kong”, November 2017 (Chinese)
  • Co-author, “Does PRC China and Hong Kong courts support the asset preservation application for parties involved in an arbitration proceeding?”, August 2017 (Chinese)
  • Co-author, “The General Approach to Enforce PRC Awards in Hong Kong”, August 2017 (Chinese)
  • Co-editor of the Chinese versions of the London Maritime Arbitration Associate’s Law Reviews 2010-2012, 2013-2015 and 2015-2017
  • Writes behalf of the Law Society of Hong Kong since 2012 (articles are regularly published in the Sing Tao Daily newspaper)


Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Putonghua)



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Securities Regulatory and Enforcement
International Arbitration
Maritime Law


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