Sherman Yan

Managing Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

(852) 2107 0343


Principal Areas of Practice
Complex Commercial Disputes
Securities Regulation
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
Arbitrator, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA) Qianhai Maritime and Logistics Arbitration Centre
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
Topics included:
Shareholder disputes for listed companies
Insider dealing and SFC investigations
Disclosure and insider dealing
Regulation of licensed / registered intermediaries
Market irregularities and SFC investigations
Marine cargo claims and arbitration

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 frequently acts for listed companies, the shareholders, 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. Sherman is also an arbitrator of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) (SCIA) and is eligible to act for clients in arbitrations concerning disputes relating to international trade.