KM LIEW
PRINCIPAL

Contact Details

Direct : +852 2841 0801
Mobile : +852 9036 3508
Email : km.liew@LTcounsel.com

Practice Foci

  • HK & International Dispute Resolution
  • Privileged Investigation
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • White-collar Crime

Profile

KM Liew was legally trained in England where he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law.  Prior to practising law in Hong Kong, KM had acquired some in-house experience at a listed company in Malaysia, the country where he was born and bred.

KM became a Hong Kong solicitor in 2001 and had since engaged in contentious business at international firms in Hong Kong until October 2015 when he co-founded LT Lawyers as the firm’s managing partner.

In February 2021, KM qua the principal of LT Lawyers co-founded the Amalgam Group Practice with CFN Lawyers.

In 2022, LT Lawyers entered into formal association with Munros, whereby KM heads up the association’s team focussed on resolving corporate commercial disputes across the Greater China region.

KM has a special expertise in cross-border commercial dispute resolution, particularly those with a PRC dimension, including disputes arising from the boardroom, international trade, Sino-foreign JV, VAM agreement, private equity & venture capital investments, asset management, financial transaction, merger & acquisition, breaches of banking secrecy and trust.

KM often acts as counsel in international arbitrations (including those conducted under the HKIAC, ICC, and UNCITRAL rules). He is effective in English and Chinese, and has done arbitrations in English, Chinese and bilingually.

KM has also been appointed as independent expert in several offshore and PRC court and arbitral proceedings (including for recognition and resistance of enforcement of Hong Kong arbitral awards outside Hong Kong, offshore winding-up petition, and PRC recovery action) to assist the tribunals on various substantive and procedural issues under Hong Kong law.

In addition, from 2004 to 2007, KM had a focused practice in contentious construction law, acting primarily for contractors in final account disputes with their employers and subcontractors.

Furthermore, KM has substantial experience in leading investigation of listed companies in common law jurisdictions that are involved in suspected financial-reporting or other corporate misfeasance, Hong Kong regulatory compliance issues and proceedings, and white-collar crime.

Admission

Solicitor, Hong Kong since 2001

Other Qualifications

  • Panel arbitrator of Xi’an Arbitration Commission
  • Member of HKICPA Forensics Interest Group
  • Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Member of the Hong Kong Independent Non-executive Director Association

Language Skills

Effective English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka; Basic Malay