Hong Kong

With the passage of the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 through the Legislative Council of Hong Kong ("Legco") in near record time, we asked the...
June 2017
At the time of writing, the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 is making good progress through Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (“Legco”), with its...
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
It is no secret that solicitors in Hong Kong are under increasing time pressure from clients to provide accurate, succinct, affordable and easy-to-follow advice on highly complex legal issues. This...
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
As noted in previous Industry Insights (April 2017 – "Lawyers and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions") ("DNFBPs") the government is proposing to legislate to bring lawyers within the...
June 2017
Gerard Sanders, General Counsel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, speaks about the AIIB’s objectives, operations and current legal needs, and reveals the AIIB’s thinking about various...
June 2017
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance rejected a claim that it had jurisdiction to determine whether a trade association violated the Competition Ordinance. The court reasoned that determination...
June 2017
CROCKETT ANTONY JONATHAN C/O HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS GREIG TROY JOSHUA IP TIN WAI JOHN...
June 2017
Injunctions – extended Mareva injunction based on “Chabra” jurisdiction – defendant’s substantive control over assets held by third party not sufficient to invoke “Chabra” jurisdiction...
June 2017
International law firm, Simmons & Simmons has released a new research report which shows how many large financial institutions are struggling to innovate fast enough. Hyperfinance, the firm’s...
June 2017
Action for account – six-year limitation period under s. 4(2) – claim based on fiduciary duty of company director/de facto director to account to company for monies – claim for equitable relief...
June 2017
With the theme of “China-European Union (“EU”) Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?”, the Asia Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) Forum III was held on...
June 2017
AHERN WILLIAM ANDREW joined Haldanes as a partner as from 24/04/2017. BARZILAI DAVIDE ceased to be a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong as from 01/05/2017. BOLTZ JR. PAUL WILLIAM...
June 2017
Multiple offences – totality – final stage of process by which court determined appropriate totality of sentence D (who was in his mid-50s, had lived in Hong Kong since the age of eight and was...
June 2017
Administration of estates – grant of letters of administration – revocation – removal of existing administrators – furnishing of accounts by them – fresh grant to professional administrator X died...
June 2017
This month, we return to some questions about our courts and some Hong Kong legal trivia. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
June 2017
The first thing that springs to mind whenever I hear the brand Aston Martin is James Bond. For more than five decades, the Aston Martin DB series have been featured in many James Bond films....
June 2017
Marriage – validity – alleged marriage ceremony during dinner in PRC in 1949 – period between abrogation of Civil Code and before PRC Marriage Law came into effect in 1950 – whether formal validity...
June 2017
On 20 April 2017, the Hon. Prof. Andrew Li, First Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal delivered a lecture on Judicial Independence in Hong Kong upon the invitation of Prof. Lin Feng, Associate...
June 2017