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Leo Leung - RKS Rita Ku & Solicitors, best family lawyer - probate, MIP, wills, litigation, private client, family, children, custody, Hague convention, surrogacy, jurisdiction,

CLIENT SOLUTIONS DIRECTORLeo Leung

Leo is our Client Solutions Director dedicated to assisting RKS's clients to untangle conflicts involving families and organizations.

He applies his financial expertise to assist our lawyers and clients to master the case facts, understand complex financial dealings and offer practical solutions to achieve the best results.

As a certified public accountant with strong academic background in law, accountancy and business management, Leo has assumed senior executive positions in various industry leaders for over 20 years, possessing vast experience and in-depth understanding about business strategy and financial operation of different industries. He is experienced in giving tactical advice on strategic matters, governance, investment and business management, special situation and sensitive issue management and negotiation.  He has intensely involved in multiple high-stake litigations, and proven to be well versed in diagnosing the dedicated dynamic among conflicting parties, either over dining table or negotiation table, in boardroom or in courtroom.

Education

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Juris Doctor (JD)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, BSc, MBA

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,  PgdPA

Cornell University, Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Yale University, Executive Education–Negotiation Strategies

Language English, Cantonese & Mandarin

Education

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Juris Doctor (JD)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, BSc, MBA

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,  PgdPA

Cornell University, Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Yale University, Executive Education–Negotiation Strategies

Language English, Cantonese & Mandarin

Leo Leung - RKS Rita Ku & Solicitors, best family lawyer - probate, MIP, wills, litigation, private client, family, children, custody, Hague convention, surrogacy, jurisdiction,
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Creating Pragmatic Solutions

Leo has proven himself in giving instrumental and critical strategic advice in:
  • managing conflict situations and disputes involving multiple stakeholders, including among family members, among business partners, as well as among multiple stakeholders in a situation;
  • liaising and negotiating with conflicting parties at multiple stages of a conflict situation to align the perspectives, interests, limitations, constraints and most importantly the understandings of the stakeholders involved and then identify the most beneficial strategic and pragmatic alternatives applicable to the situation;
  • reviewing and formalizing the organization and governance structure of family trusts, family wealth management offices, philanthropic organizations, investment consortiums as well as business corporations to make sure the powers and interests of the stakeholders involved are balanced and protected;
  • in-depth review and analysis of investment and business reports to identify irregularities and/or puzzles, if any, in terms of cashflow, balance sheet, profitability, financial arrangement, organization structure, business and operation model;
  • attending general meetings, board meetings, investors meetings, creditors meetings, etc., to make sure the rights and interests of the principals / clients are represented and the officers involved have duly performed the required fiduciary duties.
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Managing Real-life Situations

Leo has played a pivotal role in numerous real-life conflicts and special situations, including:
  • conflicts relating to the recovery of stakes in a family-owned multinational enterprise of a well-known entrepreneur;
  • conflicts relating to the divergence of interests and hence business perspectives among family members management in a group involving multiple listed companies;
  • conflicts relating to the succession of control of listed companies, family wealth management offices and family trusts of a highly respected business leader;
  • enduring inquiries by regulatory authorities as well as minority shareholders essentially around the governance of a listed group managed by majority shareholder;
  • situation involving serious misconducts of senior executives which led to the winding-up of a joint venture and resultant disputes among the joint venture partners;
  • conflicts relating to the disarray of initial investment thesis of co-founders which ended up with critical continuity issue of their joint venture and cooperation;
  • situation involving devastating business failure covered up by the managing partner which was then escalated into the subsequent serious disputes among co-investors;
  • negotiations relating to more than 100+ investments around the world involving billions dollars of assets value.
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Coordinating Legal Matters

In the process of managing conflicts and special situations, Leo has been tasked to proactively liaise and coordinate with legal teams with different specialties across different jurisdictions to facilitate the handling of both contentious and non-contentious matters as well as mediations, covering:
  • deals and transactions related matters
  • commercial disputes
  • debts and assets recovery
  • company law matters
  • listing rules and regulatory compliance matters
  • shareholders disputes and minority interest protection
  • employment disputes and white-collar crimes
  • matrimonial related matters
  • mental health related matters
“Leo is a diligent, dedicated and hardworking professional who brings keen forensic skills and impressive mastery of the facts and has considerable experience in assisting with complicated international matters, particularly in relation to trust and family office disputes.
He has acute awareness of the human dynamics and the commercial realities and is very collaborative and great to work with.”
– International law firm partner
specialized in trust and estates disputes
“I have worked with Leo on a number of high value, complexed litigations
and on each occasion have been impressed by Leo’s dedication and efficiency.
He tackles crucial forensic accounting issues in a way that is readily understandable by lawyers and clients alike.
He brings significant experience of high stakes litigation and is unphased by complexity or tight deadlines.”
– International law firm senior partner
specialized in fraud and 
boardroom disputes
“I have known and worked with Leo for many years on a variety of corporate matters. He is very well versed in corporate governance matters and shareholders disputes. His sensitivity to stakeholders’ concerns and his diplomatic approach in dealing with the resultant dynamic enables him to identify and address relevant issues both precisely and pragmatically.  Articulate and enthusiastic, his structured presentation of complex materials, facts and figures always makes things speak for themselves. A very hard worker, Leo always goes the extra mile for his clients.”
– Barrister practising in Hong Kong
in commercial and company law
“Nowadays to effectively preserve your family wealth and legacy, you will need guidance from someone with insights on family governance and expertise in different kinds of assets. The watchful eye from a skillful professional is crucial in guiding you thru volatility and evolving thematic changes with family harmony always in mind. Leo has proven to be the most-trusted guide with pragmatic solutions to clients and their families.”
– Private banker in New York serving
ultra-high net worth clients for 40+ years

“Leo is a diligent, dedicated and hardworking professional who brings keen forensic skills and impressive mastery of the facts and has considerable experience in assisting with complicated international matters, particularly in relation to trust and family office disputes.

He has acute awareness of the human dynamics and the commercial realities and is very collaborative and great to work with.”

– International law firm partner
specialized in trust and estates disputes

“I have worked with Leo on a number of high value, complexed litigations and on each occasion have been impressed by Leo’s dedication and efficiency.

He tackles crucial forensic accounting issues in a way that is readily understandable by lawyers and clients alike.  He brings significant experience of high stakes litigation and is unphased by complexity or tight deadlines.”

– International law firm senior partner

specialized in fraud and 

boardroom disputes

“I have known and worked with Leo for many years on a variety of corporate matters. He is very well versed in corporate governance matters and shareholders disputes. His sensitivity to stakeholders’ concerns and his diplomatic approach in dealing with the resultant dynamic enables him to identify and address relevant issues both precisely and pragmatically.  Articulate and enthusiastic, his structured presentation of complex materials, facts and figures always makes things speak for themselves. A very hard worker, Leo always goes the extra mile for his clients.”

– Barrister practising in Hong Kong
in commercial and company law

“Nowadays to effectively preserve your family wealth and legacy, you will need guidance from someone with insights on family governance and expertise in different kinds of assets. The watchful eye from a skillful professional is crucial in guiding you thru volatility and evolving thematic changes with family harmony always in mind. Leo has proven to be the most-trusted guide with pragmatic solutions to clients and their families.”

– Private banker in New York serving
ultra-high net worth clients for 40+ years