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On 25 September 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in QT v Director of Immigration CACV 117/2016, in what has been lauded as a landmark decision for recognising the rights...
November 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) have published the consultation conclusions of their joint consultation on proposed enhancements to...
November 2017
In Hong Kong, privacy and confidentiality is often regarded as an important advantage in arbitration proceedings, and indeed is one of the first things that will come to mind when parties consider...
November 2017
The Recreation and Sports Programme (the “Programme”) is an annual programme under the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”). Its aim is to encourage members to lead a balanced life in spite of...
November 2017
INSOL International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals is a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in...
October 2017
This article examines the particular problems raised by the question of when and in what circumstances it is legitimate to withdraw treatment, by way of artificial nutrition and hydration, from a...
October 2017
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin * The article traces a public lecture held in Hong Kong on 12 July 2017,...
October 2017
According to the South China Morning Post, international fraudsters used Hong Kong bank accounts to steal almost HK$1.5 billion in commercial email scams in 2016. This included a single transaction...
September 2017
A change has occurred in Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory regime. On 26 June 2017, the new Insurance Authority formally took over from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance as the industry’s...
September 2017
More than 60 percent of businesses operating in the so-called virtual currency space are reportedly based in Hong Kong and Mainland China. These businesses may be surprised to learn that they can be...
September 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
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
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
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