With a particular focus on defending professional negligence claims, Samuel Hung specialises in commercial disputes resolution.
Predominantly advising professional service firms and their insurers, particularly accountants, insolvency practitioners, lawyers, insurance intermediaries, financial advisers and property consultants in the defence of civil claims, Samuel also advises on regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. He also advises on risk management and compliance issues.
Samuel has handled a number of large-scale audit negligence claims arising from collapses of listed companies tainted by management fraud (usually involving fabricated accounts and misappropriation of assets). He also has considerable experience advising major accountancy firms in relation to regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions by the Accounting & Financial Reporting Council (AFRC) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as assisting professional firms, intermediaries and listed company directors / senior officers respond to investigations by other authorities including the IA, SFC, HKEx, ICAC and CCB.
Samuel has acted as monitoring counsel for insurers in mis-selling claims, US securities class actions and cross-border commercial crime cases. He also receives instructions from insurers to advise on insurance coverage issues (particularly on financial and property lines cases), including recently on business interruption claims arising from COVID-19 losses.
He had various client secondments including with one of the "Big 4" accounting firms and a major international insurer, dealing with their litigation, regulatory, and financial lines cases.
Samuel was awarded Asian Legal Business's "ALB Asia 40 under 40" in 2022 and China Business Law Journal's "Rising Stars 2023".
Samuel is admitted in both Hong Kong and Australia (New South Wales). He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.