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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
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 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
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
"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 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
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
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
In an acquisition or a joint venture transaction, the first substantive document on which the parties sign their name is the memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”). To a large extent, the MOU...
April 2017
The Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (the “Amendment Ordinance”) recently came into operation on 13 February 2017. The Amendment Ordinance brings...
April 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
Late in 2016, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in HKSAR v Chan Kam Shing, FACC 5/2016 confirmed that joint enterprise liability remains part of Hong Kong criminal law. In so ruling,...
March 2017
In matrimonial proceedings, it is quite common that the Family Court orders a husband to pay interim maintenance to his wife and/or children, pending the final determination of the divorce petition....
March 2017
Chinese outbound investment in the EU has been growing steadily, hitting a record €20 billion in 2015 and remaining strong in 2016. While most European economic actors perceive this trend as positive...
March 2017
In recent years, numerous dual-listed Hong Kong companies have decided to delist from their secondary listing markets. The main reasons for their decision to delist are (1) to enhance liquidity by...
February 2017