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Elaine Chen is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups. Elaine represents companies and high-net-worth individuals in civil and commercial litigation and disputes, including a full range of banking, contractual, tort, companies, trust and tax matters. She has particular experience in tax, contentious probate and estate administration, mental health, private wealth, and boardroom and shareholders disputes. She has acted as legal adviser to many Hong Kong and overseas-listed corporations and financial institutions, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and trusts and has wide-ranging experience in challenging big-ticket litigation.
Chambers and Partners regularly recognizes Elaine in China Dispute Resolution: Litigation, as well as Hong Kong Tax and Private Wealth Disputes. She is ranked as a leading individual in Hong Kong for Domestic and International Corporate Tax, as well as for Dispute Resolution: Litigation by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In Chambers Greater China Region, a client commends her team for their “tremendous skill at determining the legal points that need to be decided in order to win a case. Elaine Chen has a particular instinct for that,” and another client was quoted saying “Elaine is very sensible and realistic, but tenacious when the situation calls for it.” Elaine has also been ranked Band 1 in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for 3 consecutive years. She has been listed for commercial and transactions in China and Hong Kong by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific and recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation by the same publication. Elaine is also named in the World Tax, International Tax Review 2024 guide and Lawdragon 500’s 2023 Leading Global Litigators guide.
Some of her recent and most significant experience includes advising:
Elaine graduated from the University of Bristol in 1996 and received the prize for “Best Performance” in the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws program at the University of Hong Kong in 1997. She also holds a Master of Laws from the University of London. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
University of London - 2004 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Hong Kong - 1997 Postgrad Certificate in Laws
University of Bristol - 1996 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
England & Wales - Solicitor
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong