Jan 9, 2023
We are happy to welcome 4 new tenants with effect from 1 January 2023. Our new members include: Azan Marwah, Shaphan Marwah, Romain Pierre Levaire and Ying Ni.
Azan was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2012 and was appointed as a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Final Appeal in the same year. Upon returning to practice in 2013, he was awarded the Middle Temple Advocacy Scholarship.
Azan practices as a barrister in a broad spectrum of civil litigation, with particular focus on public law and family litigation, especially in cases involving child custody, ancillary relief, inheritance and probate, adoption, judicial review, election petitions, discrimination, wardship, and international child abduction. He is ranked by Doyle’s in its list of Leading Family & Divorce Law Barristers.
Azan is available to conduct mediation, private FDRs and Private Adjudication under PDSL9.
Azan has an advisory and investigations practice. He has regularly advised Uber since 2017 on various matters and products. He acts as an independent external misconduct investigator for corporate entities. He has also drafted several Bills for debate before the Legislative Council.
He currently sits as a chairman on the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings).
Shaphan Marwah was called to the bar in 2014. He is both a barrister and mediator. His practice covers all areas of civil law, including matrimonial law as well as commercial disputes and advisory work.
Shaphan is ranked as one of Hong Kong’s top junior counsel in family law by Doyle’s Guide and is an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA). He is also an experienced mediator in family and children’s matters and acts as an advocate in mediations and private Financial Dispute Resolution hearings (FDRs).
Shaphan’s civil practice covers all areas of commercial litigation and advisory work, including company law, insolvency, contractual disputes, complex commercial frauds, cross-border disputes, regulatory and disciplinary issues, and employment matters. Shaphan acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations.
Shaphan contributes to several leading legal reference texts, including Hong Kong Civil Court Practice and Archbold, and is co-author of the Hong Kong Family Court Tables (www.duxburyetc.com) and Hong Kong Family Court Practice (2nd edition). Shaphan has an L.L.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University, and has previously lectured on commercial law at the master’s level. He regularly delivers CPD trainings on a range of topics related to child and family law.
Romain is developing a broad practice spanning all areas of the law with an emphasis on matrimonial and family law matters (both financial and children issues), and criminal law (both blue collar and white collar crimes).
Prior to entering the Hong Kong Bar, he served his pupillage with Mr. Azan Marwah, Mr. John Marray, Mr. Kamlesh Sadhwani and Mr. Graham Harris S.C.
Romain accepts instructions in a wide range of domains, including with regard to matters dealing with administrative and public law (including judicial reviews), company disputes, crimes (blue collar and white collar), defamation, discrimination, employment, family and matrimonial issues, human rights, mental health, personal injury, professional negligence.
Ying was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2022. She joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Osmond Lam, Ms. Catherine Wong, Mr. Tony Ko and Mr. Azan Marwah. Ying is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
To explore more details of them, please visit their individual profile here.