Richard Healy

Richard Healy

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Richard Healy

Partner | Head of Dispute Resolution

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Dispute Resolution

Richard is head of the Dispute Resolution Group and is responsible for matters involving civil and commercial litigation, dispute resolution, and corporate and commercial matters generally. Richard has acted in connection with shareholders/directors disputes, intellectual property infringement and general commercial litigation. In recent years such matters have included a number of insolvency and regulatory matters, matters involving the mis-selling of financial products and other professional negligence claims, contested probate matters, arbitration and expert determination relating to rent reviews.




  • Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution & Litigation – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia-Pacific


Highlighted Cases

  • Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Inc. v. Legend International Resort Ltd. (FAMV 11/2007) – Court of Final Appeal, decision on leave application to appeal to the Court of Appeal in relation to winding-up proceedings.
  • Hotung v. Ho Yuen Ki (CACV 178 of 2006 on appeal from HCMP 2701 of 2005) - Trustees' obligations to furnish accounts and information; members' rights to information under s. 152 FA of the Companies Ordinance.
  • RACP Pharmaceutical Holdings v. Li Xiaobo (HCA 490 of 2007) - Grant of Mareva Injunction against vendor of a pharmaceutical business in People's Republic of China.
  • Re Diyon Development Ltd. (HCCW 178 of 2006) - Supporting Creditors claim under Wining-up Petition and application for provisional liquidator.
  • Lim Por Yen v. Highfit Development Co. Ltd. (HCA 1942 of 2002 and CACV 19 of 2004, HCA 1700 of 2002).
  • Adrienne Lefkowitz v. Bank of New York and others (HCA 4573 of 2003) - Acting on behalf of administrators of an estate, defending claim made by Deceased's daughter that monies held by Mr. Li Ka Shing on behalf of the Estate were in fact held for the daughter.
  • Re: Sky Finder Ltd. (CWU402 of 1991) - Grant of compulsory Winding-up Order.
  • Harbour City Management Ltd. v. Finstar Ltd. (LDBM 249 of 1998) - Defending claim made by management company with respect to alleged encroachment by an owner of common areas, alleged breach of Deed of Mutual Covenant and encroachment by an owner of common areas.
  • Longquan Ltd. and other v. Morgan Guarantee Trust Co. of New York (HCA 862 of 1995).
  • Adrienne Lefkowitz v. Bank of New York and others (CACV 13 of 1996 on appeal from HCMP 1638 of 1993) - Defending application made by a beneficiary for a removal of administrators of a Deceased's Estate. 
  • Re: RSH (HCMP 592 of 2006) - Application made under the provisions of the Mental Health Ordinance for the appointment of a committee to manage an alleged mentally incapacitated person's assets.
  • Re: Court of Special Judge Delhi India (HCMP 390 of 1994) - Setting aside a Hong Kong order made pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from a foreign court.


Clients describe disputes head Richard Healy of Oldham, Li & Nie as a "robust litigator." His practice covers a wide range of contentious matters, including IP infringement, commercial and shareholder disputes. – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017


“Richard Healy heads the dispute team of Oldham, Li & Nie, and has been active in Hong Kong for 25 years. He focuses on commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, and is also known for his IP litigation skill.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016


"Oldham, Li & Nie’s “practical, pragmatic team”, led by the “strategic and knowledgeable” Richard Healy, acts on a diverse range of disputes but is singled out for its knowledge of property and lease-related cases." – The Legal 500, 2015 - 2016


“Richard Healy heads the team at Oldham, Li & Nie, which handles a range of litigation including insurance disputes, complex debt recovery matters, and company and shareholder disputes.” – The Legal 500, 2015


“Oldham, Li & Nie is making a positive impression on the market thanks in part to the efforts of “seasoned campaigner” Richard Healy, who has an “impeccable insight into litigation strategy”. His team is “responsive” and “pragmatic”.” – The Legal 500, 2014


"Richard Healy won warm praise from clients for his litigation practice. “His reliability and diligence always impress. He always delivers on what he promises, and won’t give up on an outcome.” He has more than 25 years of experience in the market." – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013


"Clients appreciate Richards Healy's pragmatic approach - "His reliability and diligence always impress. He's not overly legalistic and is quite commercial." He focuses on insolvency and regulatory - related disputes as well as financial institutions work." – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012