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Dr. Lily K.B. FENNSenior Partner
Lily is a co-founder and senior partner of Lily Fenn & Partners (“LFP”), Solicitors and Notaries, in Hong Kong. With 36 years of post-qualification experience and expertise gained from private practice in Hong Kong and specializing in wide ranging causes of action in civil litigation and international arbitration throughout, Lily is now Head of our Litigation Department.
 
She is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong and the Supreme Court of England and Wales, Solicitor and Barrister of the Australian Capital Territory, Solicitor and Advocate of Singapore.
 
Lily is also one of those very few legal practitioners with rare experience and expertise in handling appeals to the Privy Council and the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong in complex litigation involving substantial amounts or with great general and public importance, and in significant international arbitrations involving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.  She is a frequent speaker at law seminars and Continuing Professional Development courses accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong for professional training.
 
In addition to the law degrees, Lily has completed her Master’s degree in Aviation (MAv) which covers International Air and Space Law, Air Safety and Aircraft Accident Investigation, Management of Aviation Regulatory and Safety Systems, Aviation Strategic Management, Aviation Research Methods, Human Factors for Professional Aviation and the like.  
 
The Master’s degree was granted to her in June 2008 by Massey University, New Zealand.  She pilots both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters and holds corresponding Private Pilot Licences and type endorsements.
 
Given her knowledge and experience in aviation since 1995, Lily provides professional legal advice and services in handling applications for scheduled flight route licensing and applications to the civil aviation regulatory body in Hong Kong for Air Operator’s Certificate and all related regulations and requirements, sale and purchase of aircraft, aircraft financing and leasing, registration, security and enforcement, aircraft accident investigation, aviation offences, aviation related claims and Court proceedings.
 
Lily wrote a book entitled “Aircraft Accident Investigation: Human Factors and Legal Challenge” based on her research which has been published by our firm in November 2008 to raise funds for charities.
 
Lily is one of the co-authors of the e-book entitled “Doing Business in Hong Kong and Investing in Mainland China” revised and published in 2018, targeting foreign investors, potential investors or businessmen planning to set up their business or Asian headquarters in Hong Kong, and tap into the market of Hong Kong and Mainland China.  It covers the following areas: 
 
1) Doing Business in Hong Kong : The Gateway to Mainland China;
2) Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (“CEPA”) : Springboard to China Market;
3) Setting Up Investment Vehicles in Mainland China;
4) Summary of Hong Kong Legal System;
5) Highlights of the New Companies Ordinance, Cap. 622;
6) Trademark, Copyright, Design and Patent Protection in Hong Kong and Mainland China;
7) International Arbitration : Why Hong Kong ?
8) Mediation in Hong Kong ;
9) The Competitive Edge of Hong Kong as Aircraft Leasing Centre; and
10) Aircraft Registration in Hong Kong.
 
The new 2020 Edition of this e-book was published in March 2020.  It has updated the information in the above ten chapters to reflect the changes in the past year.  In addition, three (3) new chapters have been added to this e-book, namely:
 
11)     Employment Law in a Nutshell;
12)     Guidelines on Listing on Hong Kong Exchange; and
13)     Fast Track for Weighted Voting Rights and Biotech Companies. 
 
Lily was granted Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by the Armstrong University in California and the World Outstanding Chinese Award ( 世界傑出華人獎 ) on the 11th February 2007 in recognition of her achievements both in the legal profession and in aviation.
 
EDUCATION AND LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS :
 
Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1981
Post-graduate certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1982
◊ Doctor of Laws (Hon.), Armstrong University, California, 2007
Master of Aviation, Massey University, New Zealand, 2008
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 1984
Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong since 1984
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales since 1988
◊ Solicitor & Barrister of Australian Capital Territory, Australia, since 1989
◊ Solicitor and Advocate of the Republic of Singapore since 1991
Civil Celebrant of Marriages of Hong Kong since 2006
 
PUBLIC DUTY APPOINTMENTS :

 

Past Deputy Chairman of the Review Body on Bid Challenges (under WTO, GPA and CEPA)

Past Deputy Chairman of the Appeal Board under Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance, Cap. 603

Past Panel Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Past Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings)

Past Panel Member of the Immigration Tribunal