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NEW HAGUE CONVENTION ON ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS On 2 July 2019, the Hague Conference on Private International Law announced the conclusion of a new international convention, the Hague...
September 2019
In P v. M [2019] HKCFI 1864; HCCT 6/2019 (24 July 2019), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance set aside parts of  domestic arbitral awards on the basis of procedural concerns which it...
September 2019
On 7 August 2019, the Singapore Convention on Mediation (“Singapore Convention”), was signed by 46 countries (link), including China, the United States, Singapore, India and South Korea. ...
September 2019
CRIMINAL SENTENCING HKSAR v Tang Ho Yin [2019] 3 HKLRD 502, [2019] HKCA 611, [2019] HKEC 1742 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 113 of 2018 Macrae V-P, Pang and Zervos JJA 28 May, 5 June...
September 2019
TORT Ho Kwok Kei v AS Watson & Co, Ltd [2019] 3 HKLRD 592, [2019] HKCFI 1618, [2019] HKEC 2039 Court of First Instance Personal Injuries Action No 325 of 2016 Godfrey Lam J 23–26 October...
September 2019
COMPANY LAW Yeung Bing Kwong Kenneth v Mount Oscar Ltd [2019] 3 HKLRD 575, [2019] HKCA 688, [2019] HKEC 2006 Court of Appeal Civil Appeal No 26 of 2019 Kwan V-P, Yuen and Au JJA 11, 26 June...
September 2019
CIVIL EVIDENCE Yam Lai Chau v Yam Hing Kuen [2019] 3 HKLRD 547, [2019] HKDC 826, [2019] HKEC 1947 District Court Personal Injuries Action No 726 of 2017 Deputy Judge Kate Li 11, 12, 14, 20...
September 2019
Differential treatment on the basis of relationship status is widespread in Hong Kong. In areas as diverse as taxation, anti-discrimination and criminal matters, the law does not recognise civil...
August 2019
There have been a number of high-profile defamation cases reported in the news in recent years, and as social media usage continues to grow, the number of defamation claims brought before the courts...
August 2019
Hong Kong is one of the biggest global capital formation markets, attracting many Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) annually. The Hong Kong market’s vibrancy relies on the market working efficiently...
August 2019
Criminal Law and Procedure HKSAR v Moala Alipate [2019] HKCA 537 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 135 of 2017 Before: Hon McWalters JA, Poon JA and Zervos JA Date of Judgment: 26 February...
August 2019
Chinese courts have now only twice recognized and enforced U.S. civil court judgements.  Most recently, a Chinese company successfully obtained a ruling from the Shanghai First Intermediate...
August 2019
For international investors looking at opportunities in China, this summer has been largely a waiting game.   Investors have been waiting and hoping as the Chinese government and the Trump...
August 2019
INTRODUCTION The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) of Hong Kong and the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) of Luxembourg have entered into a Memorandum of...
August 2019
Chung Keng v Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2564 In a Court of First Instance case Chung Keng v Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2564, it was argued that the leave application by a...
August 2019
While apps are incredibly popular in China, in recent months some have been disappearing from app stores in the country because they do not comply with recent apps regulations. Indeed many companies...
August 2019
In one of his last decisions handed down while the PI Judge, Bharwaney J. gave judgement in Schmidt Hailey Dai v. Lam Sik Chu (HCPI 773/2015) [2019] HKCFI 1289.  Save for the circumstance of...
July 2019
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) now requires licence applications to be made with the new licensing forms introduced on 11 February 2019. Annual returns and notifications to the SFC must...
July 2019
An updated and substantially more onerous draft of China’s long-awaited position on cross border data transfers has just been published. The Measures on Personal Information Cross Border Transfer...
July 2019
BASICS OF DEMOCRACY The United Nations describes that democracy provides an environment for the protection and effective realization of human rights, and these values are embodied in the Universal...
July 2019