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About Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is an associate in the Asia dispute resolution group, based in the Hong Kong office. He has a range of regulatory investigations, enforcement and compliance as well as commercial disputes experience, often with a multi-jurisdictional or cross-border angle.

Jonathan obtained his law degree from Trinity College, University of Cambridge with full scholarship and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Recent work

Jonathan's experience includes advising:

  • international financial institutions in SFC regulatory investigations on sponsorship of IPOs;
  • international financial institutions in HKMA, SFC and other HK and overseas regulatory investigations on mis-selling, short-selling, overcharging, fund management, insider dealing, product due diligence, third party asset manager misconduct and ABC matters;
  • Hong Kong listed companies on short-selling attacks;
  • Hong Kong listed companies and directors in SFC and SEHK regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions on connected transactions, internal controls, audit matters;
  • regulated entities on investigations and enquiries by the HKIA and HKCC;
  • international financial institutions and multinational conglomerates on internal investigations, and related client and employee disputes;
  • multinational conglomerates on high value project and financing disputes, and SIAC arbitrations; and
  • a private equity minority shareholder’s challenge against a high value arbitral award.

Jonathan had been on secondment as an associate at an international financial institution's APAC Litigation and Investigations team for six months. 



  • Law - Trinity College, University of Cambridge 
  • Jardine Foundation Scholar - Trinity College, University of Cambridge 

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted in Hong Kong