MAURELLET, Jose-Antonio SC
Vice-Chairman, The Hong Kong Bar Association
He is a Hong Kong born Eurasian. He is an English, Cantonese and French native speaker. He also can speak some Mandarin. Jose read law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2000 and to the Inner Bar in 2016.
His practice is largely commercial with an emphasis on company and insolvency law. He is a member of the International Insolvency Institute. He has advised and acted in numerous shareholder disputes, winding up petitions, and applications arising out of liquidations of companies (for example applications for provisional liquidators, S.221 examinations, unfair preference proceedings). He has also appeared in schemes involving privatizations (Re eContext and Re Wheelock Properties) as well as creditors schemes (Re Kaisa Group Holdings, Mongolia Mining Corporation and Z-Obee Holdings).
He also regularly acts in disputes arising from banking/financial services, in particular alleged mis-selling of financial products. He has previously acted for the Securities and Futures Commission as well as the Listing Division of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He has appeared before the Listing Appeals Committee as well as the Takeovers and Mergers Panel.
Mr Maurellet is a member of the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators as well as the HKIAC Panel of Emergency Arbitrators. He currently is a member of the Appointments Committee of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center. He has sat on occasions as part of a three-member panels HKIAC Arbitration and a committee member of HK45 (HKIAC).
He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.
He is a Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (“the White Book”) since 2003, a Consultant Editor of the Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest and a Contributing Editor of “Company Law in Hong Kong”.