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Hong Kong lawyers have a powerful tool they may not be aware of: the (in)famous US discovery system. Under a little-known US law, parties to proceedings in Hong Kong can take discovery in the US for...
May 2017
This is a report on the decision in BPE Solicitors and another v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21. In a decision sure to be welcome amongst legal professionals, the Supreme Court of the...
May 2017
Together We Stride and Strive with Our Smiles… Together we have stridden through our Monday night runs with guidance from our professional coaches and cheers from our teammates in Tamar Park in...
May 2017
The Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (the “Amendment Ordinance”) recently came into operation on 13 February 2017. The Amendment Ordinance brings...
April 2017
Judicial review proceedings against the approval of the Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (“AAHK”) Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) Report and the grant of an environmental permit (“Permit”) for...
April 2017
In an acquisition or a joint venture transaction, the first substantive document on which the parties sign their name is the memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”). To a large extent, the MOU...
April 2017
Chinese outbound investment in the EU has been growing steadily, hitting a record €20 billion in 2015 and remaining strong in 2016. While most European economic actors perceive this trend as positive...
March 2017
Late in 2016, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in HKSAR v Chan Kam Shing, FACC 5/2016 confirmed that joint enterprise liability remains part of Hong Kong criminal law. In so ruling,...
March 2017
In matrimonial proceedings, it is quite common that the Family Court orders a husband to pay interim maintenance to his wife and/or children, pending the final determination of the divorce petition....
March 2017
For the first time the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Court, pursuant to s. 21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) to grant free-standing Mareva relief in aid of foreign proceedings, was considered...
February 2017
On 8 December 2016, the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China (“SPC”) issued ten decisions in Michael Jeffrey Jordan v Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, three of which...
February 2017
In recent years, numerous dual-listed Hong Kong companies have decided to delist from their secondary listing markets. The main reasons for their decision to delist are (1) to enhance liquidity by...
February 2017
On 21 October 2016, a massive distributed denial of service attack targeting Dyn, an American provider of underlying internet name services, caused internet outages across the Eastern United States....
January 2017
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
Forty years on from the original Pound Conference – the seminal event that led to the birth of mediation – dispute resolution has reached an impasse. In Hong Kong, mediation remains under-utilised...
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
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
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
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