Allan Leung

Allan Leung

Partner, Hong Kong

Email allan.leung@​

Phone +852 2840 5061

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupLitigation

Clients report that Allan Leung "approaches matters in a thorough, sensible and calm way and is a joy to work with.". Another source notes: "He doesn't get fazed and is a very calming presence." 

Chambers Global, 2018

As a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong, Allan has over 30 years of experience dealing in a broad range of dispute work, including corporate commercial, financial services and regulatory, judicial review, environmental, product liability, cross-border contentious insolvency, fraud and asset recovery, and employment. 

He has held a number of public and professional offices including Chairman of the Hong Kong Law Society's Working Party on Civil Justice Reform (2000 - 2004). He also served as a Deputy Master of the Court of First Instance of the Hong Kong SAR, and is an accredited Mediator. He is also a member of the Law Reform Commission. 

He is widely recognised and named in a number of legal directories as an outstanding litigator. 

Allan is a contributing editor to the Hong Kong Civil Procedure published annually by Sweet & Maxwell and co-editor of Civil Litigation in Hong Kong also published by Sweet & Maxwell. Allan read law at Manchester University in England where he obtained the Dauntesey Prize in International Law. He is qualified to practice in Hong Kong, England and Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Singapore. 

Allan speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Awards and recognitions

2008 - 2018

Dispute Resolution: Litigation - International Firms (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2005 - 2018

Dispute Resolution - International Firms (China)
Chambers Global

2001 - 2018

Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution
Legal 500 Asia Pacific

2003 - 2018

International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Commercial Litigation
Who's Who Legal

2008 - 2018

International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Product Liability
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions


LL.B (Awarded Dauntesey Prize in International Law), University of Manchester, 1983


Membership, Law Reform Commission

Former member, Council of the Hong Kong Law Society

Former Chairman, Hong Kong Law Society's Working Party on Civil Justice Reform

Former Chairman, Hong Kong Law Society's Working Party on Specialist Accreditation

Former member, Hong Kong Law Society's Working Party on Limited Liability Partnership

Former member, Joint Tribunal of the Law Society and Bar Association of Hong Kong

Bar admissions and qualifications


England and Wales

Hong Kong

New South Wales, Australia


Representative experience

Advising the Hong Kong Airport Authority in Judicial Proceedings relating to the construction of the Third Runway.

Advising the Executors of a high net worth individual on the dispute between his family members overhis estate.

Advising a Hong Kong subsidiary of a Malaysian-listed company in connection with its claim for malicious prosecution, abuse of process and deceit.

Acting for a major developer in Hong Kong in connection with a myriad of disputes.

Advising banks on financial services related litigation and on regulatory investigations.

Acting for major international corporations on employment disputes.

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