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2023-07-22
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德辅大律师事务所(Des Voeux Chamber)成立于1984年,现今为香港最大的大律师事务所,拥有近100位优秀成员,曾参与众多带有划时代意义的重要法律案件。23位成员已在香港或其他国家及地区被认许为资深大律师或御用大律师,部分成员亦获得中国内地、英国、美国、新加坡、澳大利亚、新西兰、百慕大群岛及英属维尔京群岛的法律执业资格。


德辅大律师事务所长期被《钱伯斯指南》评为第1等的领先大律师事务所,曾6次被《亚洲法律杂志》评为年度大律师事务所。德辅大律师事务所各位成员在多个执业领域屡获殊荣,备受业界及客户赞誉。在国际仲裁领域,德辅成员具有极为丰富的实践经验,多位成员亦是杰出的国际仲裁员。在公司法及清盘领域,德辅大律师事务所亦有众多优秀法律人才,亦是香港第一家出版了自己的公司法报告以及香港公司法法律汇编等文集的大律师事务所。


另外,德辅大律师事务所的多名成员同时还担任了司法机构以及行政机构的多项重要公职,包括香港特别行政区高等法院的法官。事务所首任主席嘉伯伦御用大律师 (Neil Kaplan, C.B.E., Q.C., S.B.S)便于1990年赴任高等法院建筑及仲裁事务主理法官。现任公司法庭主理法官夏利士 (The Honourable Mr. Justice Harris)也曾经在本事务所执业,除此之外,德辅大律师事务所的成员还经常会被委任为特委法官、暂委法官、副司法常务官以及区域法院暂委法官等司法机构职位。


本事务所成员担任的其他重要公职还包括香港大律师公会主席、联合国和平发展基金会主席、通讯管理局主席、世界经济论坛法治全球议程委员会成员等职位。前香港前律政司司长祈理士资深大律师 (John Griffiths, C.M.G., Q.C., S.C.)、香港首任华人律政专员冯华健资深大律师(Daniel Fung, S.C., S.B.S., Q.C.,)以及前任香港律政司司长郑若骅资深大律师(Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP)均曾在或正在本事务所执业。


现任主席为谭允芝资深大律师(Winnie Tam, SC, JP),她在国际律师协会(IBA)以及环太平洋律师协会(IPBA)具有突出的贡献,担任以下职位:国际律师协会诉讼律师论坛联合会主席、国际律师协会亚太论坛中国组工作人员、国际律师协会多元化委员会成员以及环太平洋律师协会女性商业律师委员会副主席。


德辅大律师事务所成员还曾担任哈佛大学法学院访问学者、公司法改革常务委员会主席、香港建筑法协会主席、税务局复核委员会副主席、HKIAC WIA执委会联席主席及仲裁员委任委员会委员、香港证监会非执行董事、国际竞争网络组织非政府顾问、英国中殿律师学院代表(海外)、香港讼辩培训学会主席、竞争法联盟主席、深圳蓝海大湾区法律研究院理事会成员等诸多委任。


德辅大律师事务所成员还包括4名罗德学者以及20多名香港大律师公会奖学金获得者。


Des Voeux Chambers (“DVC”) was founded in 1984. Today, Des Voeux Chambers, the largest set of barristers chambers in Hong Kong, is headed by Winnie Tam SC, JP and is home to about 100 astute legal minds, many of whom have helmed numerous groundbreaking cases. 23 members have been called to the Inner Bar and appointed Senior Counsel in Hong Kong and/or Queen’s Counsel in England. Several members are qualified in other jurisdictions such as England, the People’s Republic of China (Mainland), the United States, Australia, Singapore and the British Virgin Islands. DVC is consistently rated by Chambers & Partners as a Leading Set of Chambers in Band 1, and has been awarded “Chambers of the Year” 6 times by Asian Legal Business.


DVC also has a history of distinguished judicial and public appointments. Eminent appointments include judges in the High Court of HKSAR. Our first head of chambers, Neil Kaplan QC was the judge in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List. DVC has a strong international arbitration practice with many leading international arbitrators. Mr Justice Harris, the former Companies Judge and current President of the Competition Tribunal was also a member of DVC which houses many leading practitioners in Company and Insolvency law. DVC also publishes its own set of company law reports, the Hong Kong Company Law Cases. DVC members also consistently sit as Recorders, Deputy High Court Judges, Deputy High Court Masters and Deputy District Court Judges.


In terms of public service, our members have served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, Chairman of the United Nations Peace & Development Foundation, Chair of the Communications Authority, Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law. John Griffiths SC, CMG, QC was a former Attorney General of Hong Kong. Daniel R Fung, SC, SBS, QC was the first Chinese Solicitor General of Hong Kong and Teresa Cheng SC, GBS, JP, formerly from DVC, was Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice.


Prominent positions also include various appointments helmed by DVC's current Head under the auspices of the International Bar Association, (IBA) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, (IPBA.) These comprise variously, Co-Chairman, Forum for Barristers and Advocates, IBA, Member, Policy Sub-Committee, Bar Issues Commission, IBA, Member, China Working Group, Asia Pacific Forum, IBA, Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Council, IBA, and Vice Chairman, Women Business Lawyers Committee, IPBA.


DVC also houses visiting scholars to Harvard Law School, a Chairman of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, Chairmen of the Society of Construction Law of Hong Kong, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Review of the Inland Revenue, Vice Chairmen of the Committee of the HKIAC, a Non-executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission and Non-governmental Advisers to the International Competition Network, (Overseas) Bencher(s) of the Middle Temple Society of England, Chairman of the Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council, Chairman of the League of  Competition Law (LIDC), Hong Kong Chapter and a Member of the Board of Advisors, Shenzhen Lanhai Research Institute on Legal Services in the Greater Bay Area.


DVC’s members additionally include professors of numerous universities and notably, 4 Rhodes Scholars and over 20 Bar Scholars.


DVC also broke ground as the only Chambers in Asia and Australia to be shortlisted by the Financial Times for their "Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019" for pioneering Practice Development in a Hong Kong set of Chambers under the Innovation in the Business of Law: New Business & Service Delivery Models.