Sherman Yan

Managing Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

(852) 2107 0343


Principal Areas of Practice
Complex Commercial Disputes
Corporate Disputes
Securities & Regulatory
Shipping & Logistics

1991 LLB (Hons), University of London
1993 Law Society Finals, Manchester Metropolitan
1999 LLM (Admiralty), University of Southampton

1995 Solicitor, Hong Kong
2009 Solicitor, England & Wales
2010 Notary Public

Professional Activities & Organisations
Member of the Civil Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong

A contributor to the following works:
Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571): Commentary and Annotations, Sweet & Maxwell
Tort Law & Practice in Hong Kong, Sweet & Maxwell
Volume 24 “Logistics – Shipping” of the Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis Hong Kong
Hong Kong English-Chinese Legal Dictionary, LexisNexis Butterworths

Speaking engagements
For the following organisations:
Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
Hong Kong Society of Chinese Auditors and Accountants

Overseas speaking engagements
Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, 2013, 2014
BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Ocean, 2013
3rd Asia Maritime Law Conference, 2010

Sherman Yan is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution of ONC Lawyers. He has many years of experience in handling complex commercial disputes, especially shareholders’ disputes in listed companies and regulatory issues under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Sherman has frequently acted for listed companies, their shareholders or directors and securities investors in dealing with inquiries and investigations by regulatory bodies such as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Besides, Sherman is a member of the Civil Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong with extensive experience in handling and reviewing new laws and regulations relating to litigation.