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Heman Lee

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Heman Lee is special counsel of Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on anti-bribery investigations/disputes, regulatory investigations/disputes (including anti-money laundering, insurance and other matters), general commercial litigations and international arbitrations. Heman has experiences in handling regulators including ICAC, SFC, HKMA, HKEx and the Insurance Authority.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for a former senior management member of a major investment bank in a criminal prosecution by ICAC and cross-border administrative proceedings by US regulators involving anti-corruption issues.
  • Acted for a major Chinese developer in regulatory proceedings involving Financial Reporting Council and in debt recovery proceedings.
  • Acted for a major Chinese bank in investigation and disciplinary proceedings by HKMA involving anti-money laundering issues.
  • Acted for a private insurance company in a number of high-profile investigations relating to issues raised by the Insurance Authority.
  • Acted for a PRC billionaire in debt recovery proceedings involving PRC and Hong Kong cross-border elements.
  • Acted for a major insurance company in its disputes with its distributor.
  • Acted for a major international bank in relation to anti-corruption issues arising from its hiring practices and dealt with multiple regulators, including ICAC, HKMA and SFC.
  • Acted for a major Chinese bank in handling a SFC investigation involving product suitability issues.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong developer in various construction disputes and arbitrations against main contractor and architect/project manager.
  • Acted for a wealthy individual in successfully resisting the enforcement of a PRC arbitral award in Hong Kong.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Hong Kong - Member


  • Hong Kong (2012)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2009)


  • University of New South Wales (Law and Commerce (Actuarial Studies))


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin