||Nina KUNG (then aged
18 years) was
married to Teddy WANG Tei-huei
|1970s & 1980s
||The business of
Chinachem Group blossomed.
||Nina WANG and her
husband Teddy WANG set up Chinachem Charitable Foundation Ltd
||Teddy WANG was
abducted & never released despite payment of HK$260M ransom.
||Nina WANG (aged 54
years) met CHAN
Chun Chuen (as Fung-shui master) through the former Legislative Councilor Gilbert LEUNG.
|After September 1992
relationship between Nina WANG and CHAN Chun Chuen developed.
||Nina WANG's executed
a Will naming Chinachem Charitable Foundation Ltd as beneficiary and
wishing its management to be supervised by an authority comprising
(1) the Secretary General of the United Nations, (2) the Premier of
the People’s Republic of China and (3) the Chief Executive of the
Hong Kong SAR
||Nina WANG was
diagnosed to have suffered from cancer (Stage IV adenocarcinoma of
||Nina WANG was
informed that the cancer was incurable.
||Winfield WONG &
NG Shun Mo gave evidence that they saw Nina WANG (then aged 69
years) signed a 1-page
document giving certain money to one surnamed CHAN ("Specific
||$30 million was
donated by Nina WANG (probably one of the last charitable projects)
via Chinachem Charitable Foundation Ltd to the China Association of
||Nina WANG passed
away, aged 69 years.
||CHAN Chun Chuen
alleged he held Nina WANG's latest will dated 16-10-2006
("Disputed 2006 Will). He retained a solicitor firm to contact
Winfield WONG to procure an affidavit of due execution from Winfield
WONG. However, CHAN Chun Chuen did not inform Nina's siblings of the
Disputed 2006 Will.
Foundation Ltd filed the Writ
hearing commenced. Chinachem was represented by counsel team
consisting of Dennis CHANG, SC, Lawrence LOK, SC, Benjamin YU, SC
and by Johnny MA & Jeremy CHAH. CHAN Chun Chuen's counsel team
was comprised with Ian MILL, QC, Edward CHAN, SC, Jonathan
HARRIS, SC & Frances LOK.
witnesses & experts finished after 40 days of trial
||Written Judgment of
Mr. Justice M. H. LAM was delivered.
||CHAN Chun Chuen was
arrested by Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police. His
home and office were extensively searched.
||CHAN Chun Chuen was
granted cash bail at HK$5M by the police.
||Mr. Justice M. H.
LAM extended the deadline for CHAN Chun Chuen to appeal for 17 days
from 02-03-2010 to 19-03-2010.
||Appeal hearing began
for 4 days in the Court of Appeal
||CHAN Chun Chuen lost
the appeal and was ordered by the appeal Judges Hon Rogers VP, Le
Pichon and Kwan JJA in Court to pay costs on indemnity basis, on the
ground that CHAN persisted in pursuing a thoroughly dishonest case
and he had abused the process of the court.
||The Judge's Comments
- It was validly executed by
Nina WANG & attested.
- Reflected the long-held
intention of Nina WANG to leave estate to charity.
- This Will intended Chinachem
Charitable Foundation Ltd to continue with charitable works.
|CHAN Chun Chuen
- His evidence (as to how he
came to obtain the Disputed 2006 Will from Nina WANG) was
rejected by the court.
- The court did not find him a
- The court found that his
evidence in many respects was tailored to suit his convenience.
- The court rejected his
evidence that he was not involved in the preparation of
the Disputed 2006 Will & that he lied & withheld
relevant information regarding circumstances leading to the
preparation of the Disputed 2006 Will.
- The court found that he had
been contemplating a legal battle with Nina's estate for quite
some time before her demise.
- He did nothing to confirm
Nina's testamentary wish, since he did not obtain the Disputed
2006 Will in the manner he described to the court.
Nina WANG & CHAN Chun Chuen
- Started off as client &
- Intimacy developed after
- Fung-shui services in return
for financial benefits.
- Nina WANG was aware the CHAN
Chun Chuen would not leave his wife and children, and she would
never become a family member of his.
- A secret intimate
relationship which Nina WANG did not want others to know.
A relationship to be buried after her death.
- Not sufficient to cause Nina
WANG to give him her estate when 2002 Will was made.
- Nina WANG placed higher
regard on charitable objectives than to CHAN Chun Chuen.
- Nina WANG was not prepared
to give him her entire estate irrespective of her other
commitments & responsibilities.
- Nina WANG had not prepared
CHAN Chun Chuen to facilitate him taking up the responsibilities
of running Chinachem business empire & implementing
Will dated 2006 (note : this document cannot be found and has
not been produced before the court)
- Only a 1-page document.
- Nina WANG signed this
document in the presence of Winfield WONG & NG Shun Mo.
- No crease on this document.
- Nina WANG acknowledged and
understood this document to be a partial will.
- Nina WANG did not suffer
from delirium at the time this document was signed.
|Disputed 2006 Will
- Not signed by Nina WANG at
- Not attested by witnesses.
- This document was signed
& written on top of another Unsigned Document. These 2
documents were together.
- A crease appeared on this
document & Nina WANG's alleged signature was executed after
the crease was made.
- Not prepared by Nina WANG
due to her poor health.
- No one in Chinachem nor her
siblings nor Winfield WONG took part in preparation of this
- The court held that the only
other person who had met Nina WANG at that time who was likely
to have a part to play with the preparation of this document was
CHAN Chun Chuen.
- The court accepted
Chinachem's experts Mr. Radley & Dr. Giles that both Nina's
& Winfield WONG's signatures on this document were highly
- The court's conclusion was
that this document was a forgery.
- Even if this document was
executed by Nina WANG, it was executed by her without