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INSOL International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals is a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in...
October 2017
This article examines the particular problems raised by the question of when and in what circumstances it is legitimate to withdraw treatment, by way of artificial nutrition and hydration, from a...
October 2017
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin * The article traces a public lecture held in Hong Kong on 12 July 2017,...
October 2017
A change has occurred in Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory regime. On 26 June 2017, the new Insurance Authority formally took over from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance as the industry’s...
September 2017
More than 60 percent of businesses operating in the so-called virtual currency space are reportedly based in Hong Kong and Mainland China. These businesses may be surprised to learn that they can be...
September 2017
According to the South China Morning Post, international fraudsters used Hong Kong bank accounts to steal almost HK$1.5 billion in commercial email scams in 2016. This included a single transaction...
September 2017
The Egg Drop Experiment Remember that experiment where students would build a container for eggs, then drop the container from a height, to see if it would protect the eggs from breaking?...
August 2017
The recent WannaCry cyber-attack has sent shockwaves through the global business community. Since its initial outbreak in May 2017, the largest ransomware attack in internet history has infected over...
August 2017
In Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited v Arjowiggins HKK 2 Limited (HCMP 3060/2016), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) decided that an otherwise solvent mainland Chinese...
August 2017
In bridge, you either play a “trump” contract or a “no-trump” contract for each hand, and it’s up to the four players at the bridge table to make the choice. To start a bridge game, all you need is a...
August 2017
"This decision confirms Hong Kong’s position as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction”. This ritual phrase seems to follow every law firm bulletin reporting on the latest judgment staying...
July 2017
The Market Misconduct Tribunal recently found that a no material adverse change (“no-MAC”) statement published by CITIC Limited in 2008 did not constitute market misconduct under s. 277 of the...
July 2017
This is the second instalment in the Corporate Activism series. The first article discussed strategies and tactics shareholder activists employ in controlled or blockholder-influenced companies in...
July 2017
The concept of artificial intelligence (“AI”) is not novel, but in recent years, it has rapidly transitioned from the science fiction department into real life, causing discussions and debates on how...
June 2017
This article will discuss strategies and tactics shareholder activists employ in the controlled and blockholder-influenced company universe of Hong Kong, where 80–90 percent of all listed public...
June 2017
“The time has come, the Chancellor said To talk of many things Of discount rates and damages And the cost of buying things.” (Apologies to Lewis Carroll) On 27 February 2017, UK Lord...
June 2017
Hong Kong lawyers have a powerful tool they may not be aware of: the (in)famous US discovery system. Under a little-known US law, parties to proceedings in Hong Kong can take discovery in the US for...
May 2017
This is a report on the decision in BPE Solicitors and another v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21. In a decision sure to be welcome amongst legal professionals, the Supreme Court of the...
May 2017
Together We Stride and Strive with Our Smiles… Together we have stridden through our Monday night runs with guidance from our professional coaches and cheers from our teammates in Tamar Park in...
May 2017
Judicial review proceedings against the approval of the Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (“AAHK”) Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) Report and the grant of an environmental permit (“Permit”) for...
April 2017