Careen H.Y. Wong

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons.) The University of Hong Kong
  • Solicitor, The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • Solicitor, The Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Accredited Counsellor, Reverse Mortgage Programme, The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages

Public Services and Other Major Experience

  • Council Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Chairperson, Standing Committee on Standards and Development, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Chairperson, The 10th Cross Strait Four Regions Young Lawyers Forum Organising Committee
  • Vice-Chairperson, Working Party for SME Firms, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Visiting Lecturer, Peking University Law School
  • Director, The Joint Professional Centre Limited
  • Director, Hong Kong Academy of Law Limited
  • Director, Hong Kong Lawyer Publications Limited
  • Member, PIS Claims Committee, Hong Kong Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Disciplinary Tribunal, The Taxation Institution of Hong Kong

Languages

English, Putonghua and Cantonese

Careen leads the Non-Contentious Department of the Firm. She regularly advises private and corporate clients on company and commercial matters, and assists clients with the formation of companies, drafting of business contracts and advising on company management. She represents clients in commercial deals such as sale of companies and trading concerns. Careen’s experience extends to banking and has had the experience of being the in-house Legal Counsel of a licensed bank in Hong Kong.

 

She leads her team in handling general conveyancing and property transactions, as well as property transactions in the New Territories.

 

Careen also advises clients on drafting of wills and estate distribution or planning and has represented executors and surviving family members in probate and estate administration matters, which at times involve New Territories property succession customs and law.

 

In addition to her daily legal work, Careen as one of the founding partners and the Managing Partner of Messrs. Shum Wong & Co., Solicitors, has been responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Firm for more than 10 years . She develops and implements strategic plans with her Partner in the development of the Firm, manages the Firm’s finance and daily operation of the Firm’s client accounts, formulates administration and risk management policies to ensure smooth daily operation of the Firm and conducts staff development programmes to consolidate and enhance on-the-job training.