Admissions

Hong Kong 2012

England & Wales 2003

Contact Details

Direct Line: (852) 2363 1392

Fax: (852) 2363 8296

Email: olivia.kung@wellingtonlegal.com.hk

OLIVIA KUNG

Partner, FHKIArb and Adjunct Professor
Olivia is a co-founder of Wellington Legal.

Olivia is an experienced litigation solicitor who has worked in London and Hong Kong. She enjoys the buzz of litigation and her practice focuses on contentious work.

Olivia has acted in litigation matters covering a wide variety of areas, including, complex property ownership disputes, director and shareholder disputes, oral and written contract disputes, fraud cases, injunction proceedings, debt recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy.

Olivia is also experienced in personal injury and fatal accident claims and she is an editor for Wolters Kluwer’s PrimeLaw Hong Kong Tort Cases.

For criminal defence, Olivia successfully defended cases which attracted media attention.

She is a Fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and has acted as counsel in arbitration.

Olivia was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Beijing Normal University in September 2018.

She is the Chair of the Women Business Lawyers Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”).

Olivia graduated with a law degree (LL.B.)(Hons) from Queen Mary University of London and completed her Legal Practice Course (LPC) from the University of Exeter. She qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2003 and Hong Kong in 2012.

Prior to establishing Wellington Legal, Olivia worked for several top tier firms in the UK, a leading law firm in Hong Kong and as Legal Counsel for a listed financial company.

Awards

2016
  • IAE Personal Injury Law (Hong Kong) Award 2016 - International Advisory Experts
  • Women in Law Awards 2016 - in recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Civil and Criminal Litigation by Lawyer Monthly
2015
  • Best Criminal Defence Lawyer- China 2015 – APAC Insider Legal Award
  • Pro Bono and Community Services Award 2015 - Gold Award – The Law Society of Hong Kong

Roles and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor of Beijing Normal University
  • Editor for Wolters Kluwer’s Hong Kong Tort Cases
  • Fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
  • Associate member of Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys (HKIPA), awarded Certificate of IP Law and Practice by HKIPA in 2016.
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
    - Chair of Women Business Lawyers Committee from 2019; and
    - Moderators and speakers for IPBA Women Business Lawyers Committee sessions 2014 – 2019
  • HKGCC:
    - Vice Chair of Young Executives Club;
    - Member of Legal Committee; Europe Committee; SME Committee and Women Executives Club
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong:
    - Member of Standing Committee on External Affairs;
    - Member of International Legal Affairs Committee;
    - Organising Committee of Cross Straits Four Regions Young Lawyers Forum 2014-2016;
    - Moot judge for Teen Talk 2016 & 2017;
  • LawAsia:
    - Member of Organising Committee for 2019 Conference in Hong Kong;
    - Moot Judge for 14th LawAsia International Moot Competition;
    - Speaker for Employees Protection: Sexual Harassment, Equality and Diversity Law session 2019; and
    - Emcee for Opening ceremony and Plenary session
  • Mentor of Law Committee and Global Business Committee, Youth Entrepreneurship Development Institute (HKU YED), the University of Hong Kong in 2015
  • Honorary Consultant Legal Services 2015 by Youth Entrepreneurship Development Institute, the University of Hong Kong
  • Moot Judge for Hong Kong Inter-School Moot Trial Championship 2019
  • Judge for The Speaker 2019 by RTHK