Yasmine Zahir
Yasmine Zahir

CALL
Hong Kong (2014)

QUALIFICATIONS
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws,
Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013)
Bachelor of Laws,
Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012)

AWARDS
Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship (2016)

MEMBER
Hong Kong Family Law Association
The New Medico-Legal Society
The Middle Temple Society in Hong Kong

APPOINTMENTS
Member, Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Appeal Board (2021)
Chairman, Buildings Appeal Tribunal Panel (2021)

RECENT SEMINARS/TALKS
Speaker at CCTL Transnational Legal History Group Seminar “Jack the Ripper, The First Media Serial Killer” (October 2021)

Speaker of CUHK Property Law Talk on “Treasure Hunting for the Golden Buddha: Property Claims for Cultural Property” (May 2021)

PRACTICE
Yasmine practices in all areas of criminal work (both trials and appeals) at all levels of court either as a sole advocate or a led junior counsel. She regularly appears for both the Prosecution and the Defence. She has been instructed in cases of complex crimes involving offences of white-collar crime, offences against public justice, fraud, serious violence, immigration, trademark, drugs and departmental summonses. Yasmine has experience representing police officers in disciplinary hearings and Customs and Excise in forfeiture hearings. She has also advised on legal obligations imposed on financial institutions with reference to the laws of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing.

Other areas that Yasmine has experience in include cases of personal injury, probate and breach of contracts relating to land disputes and shareholding agreements. Yasmine has advised and represented Incorporated Owners of buildings for issues of water leakage, unauthorized building works and breach of Deeds of Mutual Covenant. Yasmine also conducts cases in the Family Court and represents clients in matrimonial proceedings with a specific focus on financial disputes.

Yasmine teaches trial advocacy at universities.

Yasmine is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French and Spanish.

RECENT SELECTED CASES

Criminal cases

HKSAR v Francisco Chevie Rebong (DCCC 542/2020)
Burglary & Perverting the Course of Justice

HKSAR v Chow Heung Wing and another (CACC 5/2018)
Gross Negligence Manslaughter
(led by Graham Harris SC) for 1st Applicant
Appeal allowed for sentence

HKSAR v Rabara Robby (DCCC 830/2021)
Burglary

HKSAR v Lam Nam (DCCC 108/2021)
Robbery

HKSAR v Chen Keen and others (FACC 26, 27 and 28/2018)
Appeal allowed, retrial ordered.
Conspiracy to defraud a listed company and Hong Kong Stock Exchange
(led by Tim Owen QC and David Khosa) for 3rd Appellant

Application of Clare Montgomery QC (HCMP 2266/2018)
Application for admission of overseas counsel
(led by Graham Harris SC) for 1st Applicant

HKSAR v Bautista Dominic Catedrilla (DCCC 444/2019)
Burglary & Theft

HKSAR v Castro Ramos Marilyn Eliana and others (DCCC 442/2019)
Burglary for D1 and D5 (handled case in Spanish)

HKSAR v Masih Sunil and another (DCCC 374/2019)
Obtaining property by deception for D2

HKSAR v Mushtaq Imran Ali (DCCC 1046/2018)
Wounding with intent
Defendant acquitted

HKSAR v Chen Keen and others (CACC 172/2016)
Conspiracy to defraud a listed company and Hong Kong Stock Exchange
(led by Edward Fitzgerald QC, David Khosa) for 3rd Appellant


Family cases

CLL v LYC (FCMC8764/2017)
Ancillary relief proceedings

TKF v LHL (FCMC 17031/2014)
Ancillary relief proceedings

CWW v WYF (FCMC 15963/2013)
Ancillary relief proceedings; non-molestation injunction and exclusion order

SLF v YLLM (FCMC 15882/2016)
Contested petition

MEFS v MUN (FCMC 2038/2011)
Ancillary relief proceedings

RD v NLA (FCMC 8860/2010)
Child access