Mr. Rimsky Yuen SC
Temple Chambers
Mr. Rimsky Yuen SC
Temple Chambers
Brief Introduction
Mr. Rimsky Yuen SC has been a barrister since 1987. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. He specialized in commercial disputes including company disputes, insolvency, as well as banking and financial products disputes. In addition to acting as advocate in legal proceedings, Mr. Yuen acted as arbitrator in international arbitration and as mediator in commercial disputes. In terms of law-related public services, Mr. Yuen was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 2007 to 2009, and a Recorder of the High Court of Hong Kong SAR during from 2006 to 2012.
From 1 July 2012 to 5 January 2018, Mr. Yuen was the Secretary for Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. As Secretary for Justice, he was the chief legal adviser to the Hong Kong SAR Government. Among others, he was responsible for handling constitutional matters, government legislation, civil and criminal litigation concerning the government. In addition, Mr. Yuen was also responsible for the promotion of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.
On 5 January 2018, Mr. Yuen resigned as Secretary for Justice and thereafter resumed private practice as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator. He is currently a Co-Chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd. In addition, he is a Committee Member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the International Commercial Court of the Supreme People’s Court.
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