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This article will examine Mr. Justice Carr’s recent judgment in Victoria Plum Ltd v Victorian Plumbing Ltd & Others [2016] EWHC 2911 (Ch), handed down on 18 November 2016. The main...
January 2017
Cross Team Collaboration Shining in Triathlon Races There are altogether 23 teams and interest groups under the Recreation and Sports Committee. They do not only excel in their own areas of...
January 2017
On 7 October 2016, a revised (GN10) (“Revised GN10”) was issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (“OCI”). The Revised GN10 replaces the (GN10) (“Existing GN10”) which...
December 2016
In November 2016, the Law Reform Commission’s Sexual Offences Sub-committee published a consultation paper on Sexual Offences Involving Children and Persons with Mental Impairment, setting out its...
December 2016
On 12 October 2016, the Law Reform Commission (“LRC“) released its Final Report on Third Party Funding for Arbitration (the “Final Report”) recommending that the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap...
December 2016
In recent years, the subscription facility market has increased significantly in size as more private equity funds use these lines of credit attracted by the flexibility and liquidity that such...
November 2016
Before Disneyland, Penny Bay was slated for the construction of Container Terminals 10 and 11. They never got built, and reclamation of the bay did not take place until many years later, when the...
November 2016
In two recent judgments of the Hong Kong courts, Judge Mimmie Chan has (i) stayed court proceedings in favour of arbitration in a matter involving an “escalation clause”; and (ii) rejected an...
November 2016
Hong Kong as a super-connector in the “One-Belt-One-Road” initiative has all along adopted a pro-arbitration approach to resolve disputes. Parties of different social, cultural and economic...
October 2016
Two recent Court of Appeal cases, one in Hong Kong and the other in England & Wales, illustrate circumstances in which courts will waive the confidentiality attached to mediation and without...
October 2016
The Internet of Things (“IoT”) broadly refers to physical objects embedded with sensors and actuators that are connected to the Internet. Some examples include wearables such as fitness devices that...
October 2016
Anyone arrested for a criminal offence may or may not be charged. If he is charged, he will first be brought before a magistrate, and documents such as the charge and a summary of facts of the case (...
October 2016
Cayman Islands unit trusts have become an increasingly popular vehicle for structuring hedge funds.  These structures have traditionally been most popular among Japanese fund managers and...
October 2016
In May this year, the UK Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the protection of privacy under English law. The Supreme Court ruled that individuals may obtain injunctions against...
September 2016
Moving in-house has often been seen as the “holy grail” for many lawyers but is moving across to the other side really all it is made out to be? The competition for in-house legal positions has never...
September 2016
In recent years, deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) have become a common tool for US prosecutors and regulatory bodies to reach an arrangement with financial institutions when wrongdoing is...
September 2016
In recent years, international arbitration has emerged as a high-growth area for the litigation funding industry. All the major funders now have international arbitration cases in their portfolios,...
September 2016
With China emerging as a major maritime nation and following the announcement of the The Belt and Road Initiative, there has been much discussion on how Hong Kong can capitalise on its advantage as a...
August 2016
Domestic violence and child abuse have long been known to co-occur, but not necessarily to be more intricately linked than that. Over the last few years, however, several jurisdictions have begun to...
August 2016
Whether it’s the kids’ day-care, the family holiday, or that gym membership we eagerly signed up for on the first of January, paying for goods and services before receiving them is the normal...
August 2016