Warren Ganesh

Senior Consultant, RPC

Re A, HCMP 2079/2016, 16 June 2017, considers what it means to be “fit and proper” in the context of an application for admission to the Hong Kong Bar. The applicant is a young man who had been...
18 August 2017
The last time the District Court’s monetary jurisdiction increased was in 2003. In summary, that increase was to the current level of HK$1 million for general civil claims and HK$3 million for land-...
6 July 2017
Recent headlines in the local press that convictions for money laundering were on the decrease and this was apparently cause for concern need to be given some context. First, there is no offence...
6 July 2017
Business folk about to travel the “Belt and Road“ might do well to compare certain privileges and immunities available in civil proceedings in Hong Kong with those available in a variety of other...
12 May 2017
There is a line in the famous song of the same title that goes something like: “The love we share, seems to go nowhere”. Not only is there an industry out there of such things as “Telephone Scams...
19 April 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission’s recent circular to licensed corporations and associated entities on anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (“AMLCFT” or “AMLCTF”) comes...
16 March 2017
What In January 2017 the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of the government published a consultation document “Enhancing Anti-Money Laundering Regulation of Designated Non-Financial...
7 February 2017
As noted in previous editions of “Industry Insights” (eg, August and September 2016), disputes regarding without prejudice communications are not uncommon in Hong Kong – a...
10 January 2017
“Ladies’ Night” was the title of a hit song in 1979 by Kool & the Gang. The purported practice of “Ladies’ Night” provides some of the background to the recent case of Yiu...
7 December 2016
At the time of writing, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd v Ho Chi Lui & Ors [2016] HKEC 1877, HCA No. 10239/1999 (note the year), is the latest reported case that applies the test for...
7 November 2016
Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”), s. 25(1): “Subject to s. 25A, a person commits an offence if, knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe that any...
14 October 2016
In Ahmad v Her Majesty’s Advocate [2015] HCJAC 82, a Scottish appeal court queried whether a law firm had sufficiently robust internal procedures in place to ensure that a decision to...
7 October 2016
The principle that “fraud unravels all” (whether judgments, contracts or other transactions) is one that is familiar to lawyers. In the recent case of Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co. Plc...
13 September 2016
In a series of recent judgments handed down by the Court of Appeal in Hong Kong, an issue arose as to the rate of pre-judgment interest awarded on damages for non-personal injury civil claims, in the...
8 August 2016
Allegations of “mis-selling” have been a familiar theme in the handful of investor disputes that have gone to trial in Hong Kong since the financial crisis*. In legal jargon these allegations centre...
8 August 2016
As we reported in the March 2016 edition of the Hong Kong Lawyer (“Anti-suit Injunctions and Delay”), in Re Sea Powerful II [2016] 1 HKLRD 1032 the first instance court...
11 July 2016
In Wong Yim Man v Wong Ho Ming [2016] HKEC 930, a deputy judge of the High Court recently held that the defendant’s written settlement offer was not a properly constituted sanctioned offer, for the...
14 June 2016
In the excitement that followed the Court of Appeal’s landmark judgment in Citic Pacific Ltd (No. 2) [2015] 4 HKLRD 20, concerning the wide ambit of legal advice privilege (particularly, as...
6 May 2016
In an interesting recent case, Pa Sam Nang v HSBC Ltd [2016] HKEC 573, HCA 1020/2015, the Court of First Instance refused to grant summary judgment in favour of a customer against a bank,...
6 May 2016
Judged by their frequency of use, the procedural regime for sanctioned offers and sanctioned payments has arguably been a success (Rules of High Court and District Court, O. 22). Civil litigation...
6 April 2016
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