LOUIS H.T. PE
PARTNER

Profile

Louis has been practicing since 1989, he specializes in real estate and litigation. In his over 30 years of practice, Louis has accumulated immense experience representing local and PRC property developers, enterprises and private clients on a variety of real estate related matters.

Louis specializes in urban renewal projects, development of New Territories lands, pre-sale of uncompleted developments in consent and non-consent schemes, partitioning of commercial arcades, leasing of office blocks, commercial arcade and industrial buildings, and estate management issues.

In addition to his real estate experience, Louis also frequently represents local and PRC corporations and private clients on litigious matters involving landed property such as title disputes, adverse possession claims, mortgage enforcement, estate management and tenancy disputes.

Louis has been representing the firm in the respective panels of solicitors’firms of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Hong Kong Housing Society.


Representative Matters
Acquisitions
  • Representing a Hong Kong company in the acquisition of shares of a company which holds an industrial property in Tsuen Wan for HK$120 million
  • Representing a local property developer in the acquisition of shares of a company which holds an old commercial property in Central for HK$160 million
  • Representing a Hong Kong-listed company in the acquisition of shares of a company which holds a commercial property in Central for HK$148 million
  • Representing a Hong Kong-listed company in the acquisition of shares of 3 BVI companies which hold 3 commercial properties in Sheung Wan for HK$213 million
  • Representing a local property developer in the acquisition of shares of a company which holds 5 old residential properties in North Point for HK$110 million
  • Representing a PRC corporation in the acquisition of shares of 6 Hong Kong companies which hold 6 residential properties on Hong Kong Island for HK$230 million
  • Representing a PRC private client on the acquisition of shares of a Hong Kong company which owns a villa in Kowloon Tong for HK$225 million
  • Representing a PRC private client on the acquisition of shares of a Hong Kong property developer which holds a villa property project for HK$1.4 billion
  • Representing a PRC client to conduct legal due diligence for the acquisition from a PRC enterprise of 19 Hong Kong companies which hold 31 residential and commercial properties and a property development JV project
  • Representing a Hong Kong listed company on its sale of shares in a subsidiary which holds a commercial building in Sheung Wan for over HK$6 billion
Urban Renewal Projects

Representing Hong Kong developers in the acquisition of over a thousand units in old building, and the pre-sale of the redeveloped projects. Some of the more recent redeveloped projects are:

  • The Richmond in Mid-level
  • Timber House in Ho Man Tin
  • The Consonance in Tin Hau
  • The Addition in Cheung Sha Wan
  • Aquila.Square Mile in Tai Kok Tsui
  • Eltanin.Square Mile in Tai Kwok Tsui
  • Cetus.Square Mile in Tai Kwok Tsui
  • Jade Suites in Yau Ma Tei
  • Cité 33 in Lai Chi Kok
  • High Point in Cheung Sha Wan
  • Parker33 in Sai Wan Ho
  • Novum East in Quarry Bay
  • Novum Point in North Point
  • Double Cove Starview Prime in Ma On Shan
  • The Sherwood in Tuen Mun
  • The Reach in Yuen Long
Leasing Projects

Representing Hong Kong property developers and PRC enterprises in their leasing of development projects. Some of the more recent projects are:

  • H Queen’s in Central
  • H Code in Central
  • FWD Financial Centre in Sheung Wan
  • AIA Tower in North Point
  • Manulife Financial Centre in Kwun Tong
  • KOLOUR in Yuen Long
  • Asia Logistics Hub – SF Centre in Tsing Yi
  • Park Commercial Centre in Causeway Bay
  • Wellable Commercial Building in Causeway Bay
  • Eastern Flower Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui
  • No.23 Jordan Road in Yau Ma Tei
Mortgages
  • Representing a PRC state-owned enterprise in a series of loan transactions over the security of 90 plots of New Territories land
  • Advising a Taiwan bank in a loan transaction over the security of a newly constructed hotel in Sheung Wan District
  • Representing a PRC private client in a loan transaction and subsequent enforcement of mortgages over 2 high-end residential flats
  • Acting for a local property developer in obtaining a redemption order of a bona-vacantia against the Registrar of Companies acting on behalf of a dissolved mortgagee company
Litigation
  • Successfully challenging the constitutionality of s.30A(10)(a) of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the Court of Final Appeal (Chang Hyun Chi v Official Receiver and Others CACV 110/2013, FACV 8/2015) which results in the Government amending the relevant provision in the Ordinance
  • Recovering possession of private land with the assistance from Police Force by relying on the principles in the “Occupy Central” judgment (Ho Man Lap (何文立) v. Ho King Kiu (何瓊嬌) & Choi Sui Cheung & Others DCMP 377/2010); first case ever in Hong Kong
  • Representing a Hong Kong developer to defend adverse possession claims over a residential flat in which the principles of adverse possession in the context of multistoried building was reexamined (Gainfield Investment Limited & Success Sheen Limited v Lam Yi Lai (林依麗) & Others HCA 2418/2013
  • Representing a private client in his recovery of a renounced tea house in the country park in which the practice of land survey in the New Territories came under scrutiny
Others
  • Advise a PRC enterprise on its participation in a large-scale Hong Kong property redevelopment project involving over 100 plots of land
  • Advise a PRC property developer to acquire minority interest in 2 residential development sites in Hong Kong from another PRC property developer
  • Advises a private client on a repayment of loan by way of transfer of Hong Kong landed properties

Languages

English
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Putonghua)

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
China Attestation


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Solicitor
Hong Kong

Solicitor (non-practicing)
England and Wales

Solicitor (non-practicing)
Singapore

Attesting Officer
People’s Republic of China


EDUCATION

LL.B., University of Hong Kong
P.C.LL., University of Hong Kong
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