Hong Kong

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
In HKSAR v Nguyen Anh Nga, FACC 17 of 2016 (on appeal from CACC 424 of 2012), the Court of Final Appeal addressed directions that must be given by a Judge in relation to inferences, holding that...
September 2017
In 1977, Mark Roberts left England to join Deacons as a newly-qualified shipping lawyer. Mr. Roberts specialised in shipping litigation cases dealing with cargo claims, marine insurance matters...
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
The Hon. David Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man (the Chief Justice of the island’s High Court of Justice), who spent his formative years in Hong Kong, reflects on his...
September 2017
Under the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (the “MPFSO”), any employer who, without reasonable excuse, fails to make a timely payment of mandatory contributions commits an offence and is...
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
On the afternoon of 3 July 2017, CityU successfully held the Closing Ceremony for the 7th Master of Laws Programme for Chinese Judges. Officiating guests of the Ceremony included Prof. Huang Yongwei...
September 2017
BOCK MATHIAS LINKLATERS CHEN PEI WEN CHENG LOH-CHI RONALD...
September 2017
Hong Kong has a bilingual legal system. But, in fact, remnants of a third language, Latin, can still be heard in the courts and can find their way into judgments and submissions. This month, we test...
September 2017
CHAN SAU KEI ceased to be a partner of Clifford Chance as from 01/08/2017. CHIN MICHAEL GEORGE joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner as from 10/07/2017. FUNG YUK LIN CATHERINE ceased to...
September 2017
From 7–11 August 2017, the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong hosted a PhD Candidate Summer Workshop on its Shatin campus. Introduced in 2015, the Summer Workshop provides a unique...
September 2017
In Chang Pui Yin & Ors v Bank of Singapore Ltd (CACV 194/2016), the Court of Appeal has upheld a Court of First Instance ruling that a bank be held liable for losses suffered by investors in...
September 2017
Jurisdiction – District Court – characterisation of claims in bailment – transfer of admiralty action from High Court to District Court – nature of discretion involved when transfer of action from...
September 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) signed its first Co-operation Agreement with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in May this year, followed by another similar Co...
September 2017
Credit rating agency – definition of credit ratings – “red flag” report itself did not constitute credit rating – distinction between assessment of some (but not all) elements of credit risk and...
September 2017
Striking out – statement of claim – failure to plead particulars and disclose reasonable cause of action – whether action properly struck out In an action in the District Court against D, a broker...
September 2017
Case management – proceedings in Competition Tribunal – first case management conference – necessary directions to enable matter to proceed to substantive hearing fairly, expeditiously and...
September 2017
Dangerous drugs – trafficking – conviction on charge of trafficking – appellate court satisfied that precise quantity of drugs in defendant’s possession were for trafficking while rest should be...
September 2017
Costs – public interest litigation – unsuccessful appeal against dismissal of application for protective costs order – whether no order as to costs of application below appropriate In judicial...
September 2017