Industry Insights

As previously noted in Industry Insights (August 2017 and June 2018), Re A is a rare example of a contested application for admission to the Bar pursuant to s. 27(1) of the...
January 2019
The Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance was enacted on 14 June 2017 and came into operation on 23 June 2017. Certain key provisions were not...
January 2019
Just when some dispute resolution lawyers or their clients in Hong Kong thought that it might be safe to visit England, the English Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in WH Holding Ltd...
January 2019
The Competition Commission has recently published its first decision on the exclusion of the competition rules under the Competition Ordinance. The Commission found that the Code of Banking Practice...
January 2019
Despite the widespread popularity of initial coin offering (ICO), the volatility of the cryptocurrency market earlier this year has however highlighted the murky status of ICOs, particularly when it...
January 2019
The United States is a major destination for the people of Hong Kong. The US Consulate in Hong Kong issues around 69,000 non-immigrant visas (for temporary stays in the United States) and around 3,...
January 2019
With the rise of blockchain technology in recent years and the surge in prices of cryptocurrencies in 2017, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have taken investors (both institutional and private)...
December 2018
"Hong Kong residents shall have the right to confidential legal advice, access to the courts, choice of lawyers for timely protection of their lawful rights and interests or for representation...
December 2018
With headlines in the news of regulated entities "self-reporting" or delaying in doing so, it is timely to consider some basic considerations. Regulators like self-reports by regulated entities and...
December 2018
Just like this Industry Insights, a Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") 2018 year end litigation report might well be (sub-)titled "Taking Care Of Business". The expression might...
December 2018
In the second part of this article which explains why more companies should consider the ITC for their trade secret disputes, and how the process works, we will focus on discussing cross-border...
December 2018
In the Matter of an Application for Exemption from Submitting a Form 4 [2018] HKCFI 1901 may have slipped some solicitor principals' attention, although it was formally reported ([2018] 4 HKLRD 223...
November 2018
An opportunity to review the current sentencing practice in drug trafficking cases presented itself to the Court of Appeal (Hon Lunn VP, Macrae VP and McWalters JA) in HKSAR v Kilima Abubakar Abbas [...
November 2018
From the pages of the trade press to the New York Times, the threat of international trade secret theft has become a hot topic. Firms competing in the global economy must actively protect their...
November 2018
Headline-grabbing U.S. regulatory actions and litigations against companies like Takata and Samsung have highlighted Asian manufacturers’ exposure to U.S. product safety regulation and litigation....
November 2018
The decision of the UK's Serious Fraud Office not to appeal the English Court of Appeal's judgment in The Director of the SFO v ENRC Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (Industry Insights, October 2018 – "...
November 2018
An Insight into the rationale for litigation privilege – "The second category of legal professional privilege is wider than the first, but arises only when litigation is in prospect or pending....
October 2018
Editor’s Note: For the first two parts of this series, please see the Industry Insights section in the Hong Kong Lawyer’s August and September 2018 issues. EAt the foundation of each transaction...
October 2018
The Court of Appeal held in Re Legend International Resorts [2006] 2 HKLRD 192 that the ‘primary purpose of appointing provisional liquidators must always be the purposes of the winding-up’, not for...
October 2018
Shareholders’ disputes are one of the most common causes of business failures. It is particularly true when doing business in Asia, where foreign investors often face cultural differences, local...
October 2018