José-Antonio Maurellet SC

José-Antonio Maurellet SC

Practice Overview

José-Antonio Maurellet S.C. joined 3 Verulam Buildings as an Associate Member in October 2020. He is a Senior Counsel based at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong. Jose read law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2000 and to the Inner Bar in 2016. He was admitted in 2020 as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands circuit.

He has advised and acted in numerous shareholder disputes, winding up petitions, and applications arising out of liquidations of companies (for example applications for provisional liquidators, receivers , validation orders , S.221 examinations, unfair preference proceedings).

He has also appeared in schemes involving :

  • Privatisations (Re Joyce Boutique Group Ltd, Re China Agri-industries Holdings Ltd, Re Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd, Re China Power Clean Energy Development Company, Re HAECO, Re eContext and Re Wheelock Properties) as well as
  • Creditor schemes (Re Kaisa Group Holdings, Mongolia Mining Corporation and Z-Obee Holdings, Re Tai Kam Construction Engineering, Re UDL Holdings Ltd)

He also regularly acts in disputes arising from banking/financial services, in particular alleged mis-selling of financial products. He has previously acted for the Securities and Futures Commission as well as the Listing Division of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He has appeared before the Listing Appeals Committee as well as the Takeovers and Mergers Panel.

Mr. Maurellet is a member of the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel for Financial Services Disputes; as well as the HKIAC Panel of Emergency Arbitrators. He currently is a Council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center as well as a former member of its Appointments Committee.

He regularly appears as counsel in arbitrations, and has acted in Court related proceedings such as injunctions in aid of arbitral proceedings as well as applications for leave to enforce and leave to set aside arbitral awards . He also sits as an arbitrator from time to time.

He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

He was a Contributing Editor of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure (“the White Book”) from 2003 to 2018, is a Consultant Editor of the Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest and is also a Contributing Editor of “Company Law in Hong Kong.”

Winner: UK Bar Awards 2023
The Lawyer Awards 2022: Chambers of the Year