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Ray Ng, International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands)
“A first class lawyer” with 30 years of dispute resolution and advocacy experience, onshore and offshore.
Ray specialises in the company, commercial, trust, probate and insolvency law of England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands. He also practises Hong Kong law and the laws of other common law jurisdictions when acting in international arbitrations. In addition to engagements for legal representation, he undertakes expert witness engagements and has acted and/or appeared as an expert witness on company law in various jurisdictions including Geneva, Zurich, PRC, Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.
Typically, Ray acts for clients with interests in and across the PRC, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and/or Indonesia, as well as Europe and the Middle East. His clients comprise corporations, financial institutions, office-holders, fiduciaries and UHNW individuals engaged in complex high-value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes relating to shareholder rights, directors’ duties, corporate governance, lending and security, cross-border restructuring and insolvency, asset-tracing and commercial fraud, trusts, probate, and matrimonial wealth.
Originally from Malaysia, Ray was educated at Caterham School, Durham University and the Inns of Court School of Law in the United Kingdom. He practised at the London Bar for 20 years and in the British Virgin Islands for 5 years before relocating to Hong Kong in 2014. “Lauded by peers and clients for his effectiveness in court”, he is a native English speaker who also speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa; uniquely, he is the only offshore-admitted courtroom lawyer with resident BVI experience and Asian language capability.
Since 2011, Ray has been consistently recognised and ranked in the key legal directories. He is currently ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 as a leading lawyer in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Black Swans freezing in BVI but not migrating
No service-out gateway for BVI Black Swan injunctions, but so what?
Simon Green, Jeffrey Lee and Ray Ng featured in Asian Legal Business' article on the wealth management industry in Hong Kong
There has been a 20% increase in UHNW individuals in China in the past three years, with more than a fifth based in the Greater Bay Area.
Charles Russell Speechlys Partners recognised in Doyle's Leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyers 2021 list
Jeffrey Lee and Ray Ng have been recognised in Doyle's list of Leading Estates, Probate & Succession Litigation Lawyers in Hong Kong.
Recent Trends In Firewall Legislation: BVI, Bermuda And Gibraltar
Ray Ng, Robert Avis and Tom Watts write for IFC Review on recent trends in firewall legislation
Ray, Robert and Tom review recent developments in firewall provisions in BVI, Bermuda and Gibraltar.
Our international expansion and four new partners across four offices picked up by the press
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.