Micky T.B. Yip  

Full Curriculum Vitae


Public Appointments

2016 - now HKSAR Registration of Persons Tribunal
2017 - now Housing Appeal Board
2018 - now Bedspace Apartments Appeal Board
2018 - now Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Appeal Board
2018 - now Clubs (Safety of Premises) Appeal Board
2018 - now Administrative Appeals Board

Legal Practice

Micky has developed his practice in both civil and criminal litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

His area of expertise in civil practice includes maritime, shipping and aviation disputes, commercial contract disputes, company disputes, personal injury disputes, money lending disputes, personal data privacy, probate practice, defamation, legal aid appeals, land and adverse possession disputes and cases involving the Building Management Ordinance.

In relation to his criminal practice, he has defended in trial hearings, made pleas of mitigation, bail applications and stay applications.  He is presently serving as a Counsel-on-fiat and has extensive experience prosecuting in Magistracies. 

He also has the experience of conducting death inquests at the Coroner’s Court, including examining medical/expert witnesses and interested persons and answering coroner’s queries. 

He also had extensive opportunities working with his pupil masters in admiralty related litigation, including ship arrests and collision, company related cases such as share capital reduction, commercial crime and SFC related cases.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Micky has attended various seminars and training in Mediation and Arbitration offered by the Hong Kong Academy of Law, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.  It is also his intention to expand his practice in the field of Mediation and Arbitration. 

As a HKMAAL accredited general mediator, he has ample experience in conducting mediation as both a mediator and legal advisor.  He has mediated numerous cases involving a variety of areas of law, including:

  • Land (including landlords and tenants, vendor and purchaser, water seepage disputes, adverse possession of land, building management applications and incorporated owners);
  • Tort (including personal injuries, nuisance, defamation, medical negligence and professional negligence);
  • Shipping, aviation and logistics (including bill of lading, charterparties, bunker and dangerous goods disputes, passenger claims, supply chain and warehouse disputes and freight forwarding);
  • Company (including shareholders disputes, directors’ duties, startups, insolvency);
  • Commercial (including sale of goods, services not provided, loan disputes and bankruptcy); and
  • Intellectual property.

In total, he has mediated, advised and attended more than 100 mediation cases.

He has accepted and welcomes mediation and arbitration appointments overseas and in Mainland China.



Annotator of ‘Prevention of Child Pornography Ordinance (Cap 579)’ of The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong (LexisNexis Butterworths 2019)

Annotator of ‘Juvenile Offenders Ordinance (Cap 226)’ of The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong (LexisNexis Butterworths 2019)

Annotator of ‘Civil Aviation Ordinance (Cap 448)’ of The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong (LexisNexis Butterworths 2019)

Book Chapter on ‘Collision Claims’ in Mr Justice Barma JA and Mary Thomson (eds), Maritime Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2015)

Book Chapter on ‘Marine Pollution’ in Mr Justice Barma JA and Mary Thomson (eds), Maritime Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2015)

Book Chapter on ‘Carriage of Passengers and Luggage’ in Mr Justice Barma JA and Mary Thomson (eds), Maritime Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell 2015)



Micky T.B. Yip

Tel: (+852) 2521-5544

Fax: (+852) 2524-5912

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Secretary: Ms. Mok

Called to the Bar: Hong Kong; Singapore International Commercial Court


2018 Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics (Distinction), PolyU
2014 Master of Laws (Maritime and Transportation Law)(Distinction), CityU
2014 U.S. Law exchange program, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2011 CIArb (East Asia Branch) Arbitration Training - ACIArb and MCIArb
2011 Mediation Training
2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, CityU
2009 Juris Doctor, CityU
2006 Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Practice Area(s):

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Company and Securities, Commercial and Contract, Coroner's Court Hearings, Criminal Defence and Prosecution, Disciplinary Proceedings, Employment and Labour, Immigration, Human Rights, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Land, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Shipping and Admiralty, Tax, Tort, Wills & Probate.