Warren Ganesh

Senior Consultant, RPC

One only has to take a cursory perusal of the Competition Commission's resplendent website to see that it is one of the most socially active regulators in the village of Hong Kong, with frequent...
9 July 2018
At the heart of the appeal before the Court of Final Appeal in Astro Nusantara International B V v PT Ayunda Prima Mitra [2018] HKCFA 12 was the appellant's application for time (pursuant...
9 July 2018
In Re A [2018] HKCA 272, the Court of Appeal has handed down a commendably fair judgment and, in doing so, has allowed an applicant's appeal against a first instance decision refusing his...
11 June 2018
If it is true that lawyers and judges (at the end of their careers) are judged by their contribution to the law then the state of legal professional privilege in England might suggest that a few have...
11 June 2018
Section 300(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) “A person shall not, directly or indirectly, in a transaction involving securities, futures contracts or leveraged...
17 May 2018
In 2017 we reported that contested applications by overseas counsel for ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar, pursuant to s. 27(4) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159), appeared...
17 May 2018
As reported in Industry Insights for the September 2017 edition of the Hong Kong Lawyer (“Solicitor and Own Client Costs”), on a review of a taxing master’s certificate, pursuant...
10 April 2018
Lasmos Ltd v Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd [2018] HKCFI 426, 2 March 2018, is another in a line of cases that demonstrate the pro-arbitration stance of the courts in Hong Kong. The case...
10 April 2018
For many readers (particularly, “couples” travelling through the customs channel from Hong Kong to the Mainland), the Court of Final Appeal’s judgment in HKSAR v. Lam Tan Ching [2018] HKCFA 1,...
6 March 2018
The recent case of Fung Hing Chiu v. Henry Wai & Co [2018] HKCFI 31 confirms that the High Court’s power to order the taxation of a solicitor’s bill, pursuant to s. 67 of the Legal Practitioners...
6 March 2018
There have been a number of recent cases that have dealt with some important issues with respect to the settlement of civil disputes. Sanctioned Offers A sanctioned offer that contains an...
9 February 2018
For a jurisdiction that is apparently at times a bit light on “shareholder activism”, you would not know it judging from court applications by qualifying shareholders for inspection of corporate...
4 January 2018
There was a time when the law of “Evidence” was taught more comprehensively in many law schools. Contrary to the views held by some, there is a body of law called “Evidence” in civil proceedings; it...
11 December 2017
The recent judgment in Competition Commission v Nutanix & Ors, CTEA 1/2017, 3 October 2017, refers to a legislative trend to replace the privilege against self-incrimination with a so-called...
8 November 2017
Rather than appealing a judgment of the High Court of Hong Kong, a party can apply to have it set aside pursuant to the Rules of the High Court O. 35, r.2 (“Judgment, etc., given in absence...
3 October 2017
One aspect of reciprocity is to treat others as you would hope they would treat you. Sometimes known as the “Golden Rule”, the principle of reciprocity has been quoted in (for example) some ancient...
3 October 2017
Hard facts can make for tough decisions. So might be said of the judge’s review of a master’s decision on a solicitor and own client taxation in Lam & Lai (Solicitors) v Ho Chun Yau Albert,...
7 September 2017
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
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