Foster Yim
Foster Yim

Hong Kong (2011)

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (2010)
Juris Doctor (2009)
MSc in Marketing (2006)
MA in Philosophy (2003)
BA in Translation (2002)

Foster helps his clients solving problems by his legal and business knowledge as well as creativities and networks. He is especially strong in advisory, formulating litigation strategies, and criminal litigations. In recent years, he has an active present in the fields of Securities and Fintech (especially those in relation to crypto assets). He is in the panel of arbitrators for the SCIA and SCIA(HK).

Selected Cases

Mark O’Kane v Tang Jeb Ming [2023] HKCFI 600 (a land development dispute in Lantau Island)

Lee Ka Chiu John v Secretary for Justice [2022] HKLRD 330 (a non-compliance relief application concerning the 5th Chief Executive Election)

Yan Yu Ying v Leung Wing Hei [2022] 3 HKLRD 270 (1,000 Bitcoins dispute; proprietary injunction of around 364 Bitcoins)

香港特別行政區 訴 黃慧敏 [2022] HKCFI 3136 (sentence reduction for contravention of the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation, Cap. 599F)

香港特別行政區 訴 張偉恆 HCCC 180/2020 (sole advocate; a jury acquittal of trafficking 2,576 gram of ketamine)

HKSAR v Wong Wai Kit and Others [2022] HKDC 139 (withdrawal of prosecution after withdrawal of a Letter of Request application in HCCP 707 of 2020)

Southwest Securities (HK) Brokerage Ltd. v Liu Su Heng and Another [2021] HKCFI 863 (successful resisted an appeal on refusal of setting aside a default judgment)

Securities and Futures Commission v Wong Kam Leong and Others [2020] HKCFI 606 (a carecraft procedure)

Hongville Ltd. v Tong Ze International Investment Co. Ltd. and Another [2019] HKCFI 3143 (rental dispute concerning the old Hutchison House)

香港特別行政區 訴 郭俊廷 CACC 136/2018 [2018] HKCA 850 (sentence reduction of a Burglar)

The Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Co. Ltd. (in Liquidation) v Yip Kwong Robert and Others HCCW 735/2002 (misfeasance proceedings)

香港特別行政區 訴 陳淑玲 [2017] 1 HKLRD 410 (a successful magistracy appeal of a careless driving conviction)

香港特別行政區 訴 曾智威 [2016] 2 HKLRD 202 (a successful magistracy appeal of inappropriate charge)

Re: Ho Oi Hing and Others CCD1346-354/2013 (death inquest for 6 of the 9 deceased families of the Egypt Hot Air Balloon Accident)

IPO Projects

Acme International Holdings Limited

WSK Group (Holding) Company Limited

Burgundy Empress Holdings Limited

Hyfusin Group Holdings Limited

Yik Wo International Holdings Limited

Beyond Korea Limited

IIS Group Limited

Fortune Peace Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Wine’s Link International Holdings Limited

Vico Holdings Limited

Tam Jai International Co. Limited

Crypto/Blockchain Advice for


Yincheng Intentional Holding Co. Ltd.

1957 & Co. (Hospitality) Limited

Selected Publications

Updates on Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering laws 2020, Journal of Money Laundering Control

What is a Bitcoin in Law, Hong Kong Lawyers (Sweet & Maxwell), April 2020

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Alleviate the Problems Posed by Mistranslation, Hong Kong Lawyers (Sweet & Maxwell), August 2018

Updates on Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering laws, Journal of Money Laundering Control

Blockchain-the Future, Hong Kong Lawyers (Sweet & Maxwell), March 2018