Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

Dispute ResolutionInsolvency Law

Profile

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.


Admissions and Memberships

Since 1992   Solicitor, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


What Others Say

Richard Healy heads the sizeable four-partner restructuring and insolvency team at Oldham, Li & Nie, which adeptly serves both creditors and debtors in liquidations and pre-winding-up proceedings.

– The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

“I am very pleased to have known Richard for a long time and he has always acted professionally and responsibly. He also would listen to me and give me time to talk, versus wanting to end the conversation quickly. I like that!”

– Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) client
Greater China Region – Chambers Greater China Region 2023

Richard Healy of Oldham, Li & Nie is frequently mandated to handle the enforcement of contractual rights, mis-selling claims and tracing and recovery actions.

– Chambers Greater China Region 2023

Richard Healy of Oldham, Li & Nie is frequently mandated to handle the enforcement of contractual rights, mis-selling claims and tracing and recovery actions. A client declares him “a strong and persuasive advocate who commands the courtroom and gets results,” describing him further as “peerless in complex commercial disputes.”

– Chambers Greater China Region 2022

Oldham, Li & Nie’s Richard Healy is described by sources as a “solution-oriented” and “down-to-earth lawyer” who “gets to the point and finds a solution that is easy to understand and makes commercial sense.” He is a well-known commercial litigator and typically handles breach of contract claims, shareholder liability, insolvency proceedings and IP-related disputes.”

– Chambers Global 2021

Richard Healy is praised by a client for being an “exceptional advocate who dominates opponents in court,” with the same client asserting that he “cuts through legal complexity and frames the issues with clarity and precision, simplifying client choices and delivering results.” He is frequently mandated to handle the enforcement of contractual rights, mis-selling claims and tracing and recovery actions.

– Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

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 2018

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


Notable 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.


Awards
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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

Chambers Greater China Region
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International firms) : Band 5

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR1000 2023 – 2024
Notable Practitioner – Restructuring

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

Asian Legal Business (ALB)
One of the Top 15 North Asia Litigators 2023

Legal Media 360 Market Sentiment Index
Ranked Lawyer (Tier 2) in Dispute Resolution – General

Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution (International firms) : Band 4

Chambers Greater China Region
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International firms) : Band 4

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

Asialaw 2022 Distinguished Practitioner

Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Asian Legal Business (ALB)
ALB Super 50 Dispute Lawyers 2021

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution (International firm) : Band 4

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Dispute Resolution: Band 4

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Litigation: Tier 6

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Asialaw
Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Asialaw
Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Asialaw
Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Litigation


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