Kareena Teh is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience before the Hong Kong courts equivalent to barristers. She is a leading Hong Kong litigator with substantial experience on complex and cross-border litigation, “bet-the-company” cases, proceedings involving corporate matters, and actions concerning fraudulent and dishonest transactions.

Kareena has been a partner with our firm since July 2023 and was previously a partner at Baker & McKenzie, Dechert and LC Lawyers (Hong Kong law firm member of EY). The following are descriptions of High Court proceedings and highlights of cases Kareena has led during her career as a Hong Kong litigator.

  • High net worth individual seeking specific performance of agreement for acquisition of substantial parcels of land in Mainland China involving acquisition of shares in Hong Kong company, and pursuing claims for breach of contract, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt of shares in breach of trust, setting aside of fraudulent transfers, declarations that shares are held on constructive trust, damages, and equitable compensation
  • Leading automotive multinational corporation against defendants resisting application by defendants to enforce an undertaking as to damages granted as part of a Mareva injunction. The representation includes appeals to the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal
  • Hong Kong listed company involved in the recycling industry including pursuing counterclaims concerning the restructuring of pre-listing inter-company debts of a former Dutch and Chinese joint venture. The matter includes pursuing claims under a letter of indemnity by way of third party and contribution proceedings
  • Hong Kong listed company in the recycling and environmental protection industries regarding claims related to convertible bonds and pre-listing loan for payment of trade debts
  • Hong Kong listed company defending claims for commission under a financing intermediary agreement
  • Cross-border proceedings before Hong Kong High Court and Mainland China Intermediate Peoples’ Court acting for a renowned electronics multinational company regarding the ownership of important trademark registrations in Mainland China
  • High net worth individual defending originating summons for specific performance of agreement for sale and purchase of a hotel, successfully resisting the appointment of interim receivers and managers pending trial, including opposing appeal by unsuccessful plaintiff before the Court of Appeal
  • Japanese listed company and Hong Kong subsidiary pursuing claims in relation to private placement in Hong Kong listed company and joint venture, seeking rescission of subscription agreement and return of subscription monies, damages for misrepresentations, breach of joint venture agreement and master production agreement
  • Founding shareholder in major Hong Kong corporate group defending against the dissolution of partnerships within group
  • Supply chain solutions company defending proprietary and personal claims to recover funds received in the ordinary course of business with counterparties who allegedly defrauded plaintiff
  • Founding shareholder in major Hong Kong corporate group valued at tens of billions of dollars defending unfair prejudice petition concerning control and management of principal holding company within group with asset value of approximately HK$7 billion. Representation included successfully resisting the appointment of receivers and managers.  The representation included appeals to the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal
  • Treasury company of major Hong Kong corporate group defending repayment of loans to avoid the unwinding of the group’s financial system
  • Founding shareholder in major Hong Kong corporate group defending action for ownership of controlling shares in a substantial subsidiary
  • Hong Kong companies within Hong Kong corporate group seeking removal of existing auditors and appointment of new auditors
  • Minority shareholders of a BVI incorporated SPV involved in a joint venture to construct and operate an expressway petitioning for relief against unfairly prejudicial conduct by the majority shareholder for exclusion from management, excessive directors’ remuneration and breach of dividend policies, or alternatively the winding up of the SPV on just and equitable grounds
  • Two former directors of Hong Kong listed company defending derivative action alleging breach of director’s duties in management of company’s business and affairs, including company’s fund-raising efforts by private placement and/or other means
  • Former directors of Japanese and Hong Kong privately held companies defending claims for misappropriation of company assets and corporate opportunities
  • High net worth individual seeking injunction to restrain proposed removal as chairman and chief executive and re-designation as a non-executive director of a substantial Hong Kong listed property group. The representation included appeals to the Court of Appeal
  • Charitable foundation in relation to disputes over the ownership and control of assets following the death of founder