Heidi Chau

Trainee Solicitor

I joined MinterEllison in 2022 as a trainee solicitor. I finished my first and second seat with the Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Department and the Capital Markets & Corporate team. I am currently working with the Infrastructure, Construction and Projects team. Prior to joining MinterEllison, I had internship experience with leading international and local law firms in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining MinterEllison, I received my BBA (Law) (major in Accounting) and LLB degrees with First-Class Honours and obtained my PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. I am fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Career Highlights

Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

  • Assisted in advising a non-executive director of a Hong Kong listed company in an investigation commenced by the Securities and Futures Commission in relation to, among other things, allegations of disclosure of false or misleading information, engaging in false trading, price rigging and/or stock market manipulation, and offences involving fraudulent or deceptive devices in transactions etc.
  • Assisted an international commodity supplier in asserting and defending its trademark right in the People’s Republic of China through investigation of counterfeit products, lodging infringement complaints and initiation of court actions.
  • Assisted a famous Canadian premium athletic wear brand in successfully invalidating identical and confusingly similar trademarks registered by a trademark squatter through pursuing trademark invalidation action in the High Court.
  • Assisted in acting for a majority shareholder in an unfair prejudice petition in respect of a family-owned private company.
  • Assisted in a wide spectrum of matters relating to personal injuries, personal data (privacy) and commercial disputes.

Capital Markets and Corporate

  • Assisted in acting for a PRC technology company on its H-share listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted in providing on-going regulatory compliance advice to listed companies, including A+H share issuers, relating to the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and/or Takeovers Codes implications.
  • Assisted in advising Tianneng Power International Limited (stock code: 00819) on its deemed disposal of interests in a connected subsidiary and grant of put option involving a total subscription price of RMB1 billion.

Infrastructure, Construction and Projects

  • Assisted in advising a leading international construction company in various court actions involving applications for stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration.
  • Assisted in advising an international infrastructure consulting firm and its employee in an ICAC investigation involving allegations of corruption.