Joshua Chu

Solicitor, ONC Lawyers

Joshua Chu is a Litigation Solicitor qualified to practice in Hong Kong. Before becoming a lawyer, Joshua worked in the healthcare industry serving as the IT department head at a private hospital as well as overseeing their procurement operations.

Since embarking upon his legal career, his past legal experience includes representing the successful party in one of Hong Kong’s first cryptocurrency litigation cases as well as appearing before the Review Body on Bid Challenges under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement concerning a health care industry related tender.

Today, Joshua’s practice is mainly focused in the field of dispute resolution and technology law.

Aside from his legal practice, Joshua is currently also a Senior Consultant with a regulatory consulting firm which had been founded by ex-SFC Regulators as well as being a management consultant for the Korean Blockchain Centre.

“I am a doctor, not a...” – famous catchphrase and snowclone used by Dr McCoy in Star Trek “I am a lawyer, not a programmer/technician/engineer...” – Various Lawyers vs. Tech in Hong Kong...
13 August 2020
Introduction In the context of cross-border litigation, particularly for fraud claims, the Mareva Injunction, a worldwide asset freezing order, is a nuclear weapon of the law in the fight...
13 August 2020
“Guys [Blockchain lawyers] literally only want one thing and it’s disgusting” - untold number of DLT start-ups INTRODUCTION The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value coincided with the rise of “...
6 August 2020
There is an old saying, “to err is human”. But what about machines? Is humanity imposing double standards on artificial intelligence? Introduction COVID-19 has wreaked havoc of magnitude...
10 July 2020
INTRODUCTION Technological developments have bettered our lives and contributed to the modern world in which we are living. While we enjoy the convenience that technology brings and utlitise...
10 July 2020
Introduction The Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in the history of the United States. During this period, a substantial number of banks went bankrupt which in turn caused...
11 June 2020
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails” - William Arthur Ward Introduction From a litigator’s perspective, in every...
6 May 2020
Within a short period of six months, ‘software glitch’ has been the blame for a number of catastrophic breakdown of services suffered by the MTR Corporation, with the most recent incident resulting...
18 June 2019
The recent dilemma of the Inland Revenue Services’ attempt to tax both the Duchess of Cambridge and their royal baby highlights how even royals cannot escape the need for good tax planning. In the...
24 May 2019
Despite the widespread popularity of initial coin offering (ICO), the volatility of the cryptocurrency market earlier this year has however highlighted the murky status of ICOs, particularly when it...
9 January 2019
There is an old English saying, “manners maketh man”. It essentially means that manners make us human and without manners, we cease to be humans. The role of good manners in law (especially in...
11 December 2018
With the rise of blockchain technology in recent years and the surge in prices of cryptocurrencies in 2017, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have taken investors (both institutional and private)...
4 December 2018
Editor’s Note: For the first two parts of this series, please see the Industry Insights section in the Hong Kong Lawyer’s August and September 2018 issues. EAt the foundation of each transaction...
3 October 2018
Back in 1998, the Review Body on Bid Challenges was set up pursuant to the Agreement on Government Procurement under the World Trade organization (WTO GPA), which enables Suppliers to guard...
5 September 2018
Whilst the Plaintiffs in HCA 1980 of 2015 ultimately decided to pay the Defendant’s full costs and discontinue the case before making it to trial (i.e. a surrender, not a settlement), the...
5 September 2018
Back in 1998, the Review Body on Bid Challenges was set up following the Agreement on Government Procurement under the World Trade Organization (WTO GPA), which enables Suppliers to guard themselves...
24 August 2018
HCA 1980 of 2015 was in many ways the jurisdiction’s first cryptocurrency-based litigation. The action was commenced by the largest developer of bitcoin mining hardware in PRC. On the other-side was...
3 August 2018
After 10 years of protracted court battles, the Plaintiff in Chun Sang Plastics Company Limited v Commissioner of Police & Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCFI 661 was finally awarded...
9 July 2018
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) came into force in the EU. It is drafted as a Regulation and becomes immediately applicable in all EU member states. The GDPR...
6 July 2018
In a recent judgment (Wang Ho Yin Patrick v Fu Chun Lung & Ors. [2018] HKDC 301) handed down by H.H. Judge Andrew Li, the Court highlighted the importance of good litigation conduct once...
16 May 2018
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