Candice Wu


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Candice Wu is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office who specialises in contentious disputes and regulatory investigations.  She is a skilled and effective lawyer who has worked with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated clients, including banks and other financial institutions, listed companies, brokers, and professional services firms.  Her experience includes acting in high-value and complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including appearing as an advocate in contested hearings.

Candice has handled numerous regulatory investigations and advised on a broad range of regulatory issues.  This includes advising listed companies and their directors on investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.



  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin


  • Hong Kong
  • England & Wales


  • University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL.
  • University of Warwick, LL.B.

Professional Activities


  • Law Society of Hong Kong

Author (contributing)

  • Lexis Nexis’ Litigation Practical Legal Guidance
  • Chitty on Contracts (Hong Kong edition)
  • Representing Hong Kong-listed companies and their directors in investigations commenced by the Securities and Future Commission and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • Representing directors of a Hong Kong-listed company in defense of a minority shareholder action
  • Representing a leading accounting firm network in the expulsion of its then Hong Kong member firm and the ensuing arbitration in London and litigation in Hong Kong 
  • Defending a major Australian company with extensive retail interest in a contractual dispute with its supplier 
  • Representing a Hong Kong-listed company in a long-running court battle with numerous counter-parties over a very substantial acquisition