Wilson R. Chan



Areas of practice

Commercial, criminal, private international law, and arbitration

Practice Profile

Maintaining a diverse civil and criminal law practice, Wilson’s key areas of expertise extends to commercial law and equity, corporations law, conflict of laws, corporate and personal insolvency, arbitration and criminal law.

Wilson’s commercial practice encompasses acting and advising in matters where complex cross- border disputes arise, particularly relating to Hong Kong and Australia. As one of the few barristers admitted to the Bars of Hong Kong and New South Wales, coupled with his extensive international experience, Wilson is uniquely positioned to deliver a high degree of value when acting in matters which have both a Hong Kong and international element.

His extensive commercial and corporations law experience has seen him represent a broad range of clients including corporations, high net worth individuals, franchisors, creditors and small to medium businesses. Wilson’s strong analytical and advocacy skills, and expansive knowledge in his fields of practice enables him to expeditiously identify, and respond to, issues arising in associated areas in a matter. He has appeared led and unled in a wide range of courts and tribunals at first instance and on appeal in both civil and criminal (summary hearings and jury trials) jurisdictions, including the New South Wales Court of Appeal and New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal.

Wilson has delivered presentations and published articles pertaining to cross-jurisdictional issues, with particular focus on related disputes in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. A lateral thinker, Wilson has published an article in the Law Society Journal of New South Wales, which introduces an alternative litigation pathway to enforcing Australian contracts in China.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Wilson practised as a solicitor at the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW). He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong.