Overview

Jane Hale is Counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where she specialises in commercial litigation with a particular focus on fund disputes and partnership and shareholder disputes. She also specialises in contentious and non-contentious cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, advising insolvency practitioners, stakeholders and creditors in a range of distressed and insolvent situations.

Jane obtained her double bachelor’s degree in Law & Criminology in Queensland, Australia. She then spent nearly four years living and working in London and then another four years in the Cayman Islands, before moving to Hong Kong. Jane joined Campbells in 2019.

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fund Disputes
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Judgment and Award Recognition and Enforcement
  • Interim Relief
  • Cross-Border Fraud Litigation
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Regulatory Matters

Work Highlights

  • Acting on behalf of receivers appointed over the shares of Greka Gas China Ltd, a subsidiary of Green Dragon Gas Ltd, both Cayman Islands companies in an oil and gas conglomerate with operating subsidiaries in the PRC
  • Acting on behalf of the joint provisional liquidators of Luckin Coffee Inc. and working with US, PRC and Hong Kong based counsel to restructure the company’s business following its highly publicised accounting fraud
  • Acting on behalf of the joint provisional liquidators of Freeman FinTech Corporation Limited to promote a parallel scheme of arrangement (with the High Court of Hong Kong) to the company’s creditors based in Hong Kong and the PRC
  • Acting on behalf of a group of lenders to Trans Maldivian Airways after the company was placed into receivership
  • Advising the liquidation committee of Caledonian Bank in relation to the administration of the estate by its joint official liquidators

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2019
  • Admitted as an Attorney of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, 2014
  • Practised in London, England (as an Australian qualified solicitor) – 2010-2013
  • Bar Practice Course (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), 2010
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2008
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2008
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Queensland Law Society, 2008
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Griffith University (Queensland, Australia), 2007
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia), 2007

Prior Career History

  • Appleby, Cayman Islands
  • Wallace LLP, London
  • Nyst Legal, Australia

Professional Associations

  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (RIF)
  • Hong Kong Law Society
  • Queensland Law Society