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Yvonne graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2011 with an LLB degree and her Postgraduate Certificate in Law. She joined Oldham Li & Nie as a trainee in November 2011, where she specialised at the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department. After her training at Oldham Li & Nie, she qualified as a solicitor in November 2013 and joined the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department as an Associate. She was promoted to Senior Associate in 1st January 2019 and became a Partner at OLN’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department in 1st December 2020.

Yvonne has worked extensively with local and expatriate clients on applications for divorce, financial applications and children matters. Yvonne thrives and has a particular strong interest in complex children applications including Hague Convention, Wardship, surrogacy, adoption, relocation, custody, care and control and access. She has extensive experience attending and advising clients at mediation, hearings and high conflict trials where she works frequently with experienced Counsel. Yvonne also has experience with helping clients obtain adoption orders, maintenance orders for children born out of wedlock, applications for interim financial orders against deceased persons’ Estates and Committee Orders under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap.136).

Yvonne has solid experience in ancillary relief matters throughout her years at OLN, advising high net worth clients on their division of assets as well as pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements. She has substantial experience in working on local and overseas probate and trust matters and advises clients on their Wills and on estate planning and administration of estates.

Yvonne is a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Her colleagues say she very much enjoys her job and is patient, good attributes to have for a matrimonial and family lawyer!


Admissions and Memberships

Since 2013 Solicitor, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Since 2011 Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (FLA)


Education

University of Hong Kong

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Notable Cases

External Publications

Family Law 2024 (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Trends and Developments, by Stephen Peaker (Partner), Yvonne Kong (Partner), Lauren Ng (Associate) & Phoenix Chan (Associate), Chambers & Partners, February 2024

Child Relocation 2023 (China) – Trends and Developments, by Stephen Peaker (Partner), Yvonne Kong (Partner), Lauren Ng (Associate) & Phoenix Chan (Associate), Chambers & Partners, September 2023


What Others Say

Yvonne has been a fantastic lawyer for me, she has been very strategic in her approach on how to deal with my divorce proceedings. Not only she is very knowledgeable and a skilled lawyer, but also she has been a good voice of reasoning to help me make the best decisions for myself and my children in a highly difficult moment. I always had the clear sensation that she really cared about my case and consistently tried to anticipate what the other part could be doing, or why they would act in the way they did. She is a best in class lawyer and she has been instrumental in me getting an advantageous deal in the shortest possible time.

– Head Director of a Marketing Company

Yvonne is a very personable and knowledgeable lawyer. She was able to help me navigate a difficult and stressful divorce with patience and compassion. Her ability to see the big picture and strategically plan the best course of action was highly appreciated and I am very grateful to have had her at my service. I would wholeheartedly recommend Yvonne to anyone in need of legal expertise.

– Housewife/ Mother of 2

Yvonne has been my lawyer since 2018 and continues to work on my case of international child abduction. Since the beginning, she has demonstrated the utmost level of professionalism. Yvonne has always been proactive in finding solutions and suggesting innovative ideas along each step of my journey. What has always impressed me is her responsiveness to my questions and for actions taken on my behalf. She worked collaboratively with my lawyer in Russia, where my young daughter had been taken, which led to two court orders being made in my favour setting a precedent in the country. In Hong Kong, Yvonne was able to have my daughter become a ward of the court and have an order put in place for her return. But, most importantly, Yvonne has shown empathy which, in my experience, is a quality I have not found in many people within the legal profession. Should anyone ask me to refer them to a family lawyer, I would not hesitate in recommending Yvonne.

– Managing Director of an Aviation Company

Yvonne was very diligent in reviewing the circumstances of my case and developing options on how to best move forward. Her extensive experience in matrimonial cases provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.

– Director of a Hong Kong Listed Company

Yvonne displays an eye for detail and a degree of engagement with my case, together with an ongoing sincere sedulity, that indicates an in depth and dedicated overseer. From my perspective she demonstrates a commanding, but not overbearing, aptitude with those of her team she manages and seemingly coordinates her/their workload for me, the client, in a way that creates reassurance, solidity, and continuity of commitment.

– Business Owner

I have known Yvonne for many years and she was always attentive, prompt and provided me with very practical legal solutions – which my family was very thankful of. She is always one call away and ready to offer her professional counsel, especially during difficult and urgent times. I would not hesitate to recommend Yvonne as a reliable and competent lawyer who provides, tailor-made and solid services on a private client basis.

– Deputy CEO of a Listed Company Hong Kong


Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin


Awards
  • 2024
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  • 2023

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Private Client and Family

Doyles Guide
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer – Hong Kong


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Notable Cases
External Publications
What Others Say
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Awards

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