Administrative Law

Chinese companies are flocking to the US IPO market in their biggest numbers since 2010, drawn by soaring valuations for tech start-ups and undeterred by a flare-up in an accounting row between...
February 2014
Lands Tribunal — appeal — decision on review superseded original decision The Lands Tribunal allowed CLP Power’s appeal against the rating assessment of the Commissioner of Rating and Valuation (...
February 2014
Three veteran lawyers and leaders of key international legal associations give us the low-down on the current state of legal practice, and how firms should gear up for more cross-border competition,...
February 2014
Decision refusing to recommend to Chief Executive conversion of applicant’s mandatory life sentence into determinate one X was convicted of murder and given a mandatory life sentence in February...
February 2014
Government procurement— breach of World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement not reasonably arguable X was a director of a company (“C”) which supplied drugs to the Hospital...
February 2014
This is an excerpt of the speech that Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Mr. Geoffrey Mah gave during last month’s Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2014, where he stressed the importance...
February 2014
China’s central bank will require interest rate swaps (“IRS”) to be conducted via a central clearing house, in a move to reduce counterparty risk in the over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives market,...
February 2014
China’s quest to solve its US$3 trillion-and-growing (HK$23 trillion) public debt problem by starting a domestic municipal bond market hinges on the one thing its officials are most afraid of:...
February 2014
So might be said when on 12 December 2013 the High Court made restoration orders in the sum of HK$23.9 million against a defendant previously convicted of insider dealing in September 2009. The...
February 2014
Decision refusing to recommend to Chief Executive conversion of applicant’s mandatory life sentence into determinate one X was convicted of murder and given a mandatory life sentence in February...
February 2014
Statutory interpretation —“public entertainment” T was a participant in a demonstration to raise awareness of issues faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. This...
January 2014
Christmas may have come a little early for a number of investors in 2013, following the SFC's press release on 20 December confirming that Tiger Asia Management LLC ("Tiger Asia") and two of its...
January 2014
The author examines the nature of the decision of the Chief Executive in Council (“CEIC”) and whether there is a duty for the CEIC to give reasons for its decisions, using the recent domestic free TV...
January 2014
As the year comes to a close, three leading lawyers tell us how 2013 has turned out for their respective sectors, what to expect for 2014, and their wishes for the new year. These individuals are, in...
December 2013
After months of delay, amendments to the Inland Revenue and Stamp Duty Ordinances were passed on 19 July 2013 to provide much-needed groundwork for Islamic finance - in particular sukuk issuance - to...
December 2013
Since the beginning of the last quarter of 2010, more than 50 China-based, US-listed companies have announced an intention to go-private. The authors peer into the reasons for this and tell us why...
December 2013
China is revising the country's securities law and writing a futures law, the legislature said last week, as the government moves to implement ambitious financial reform goals approved by top leaders...
December 2013
US President Barack Obama named Timothy Massad, a lawyer who earned his spurs at the country’s bank bailout program, as the next head of the US swaps regulator, according to a White House official...
December 2013
China’s top legal body has strengthened consumer rights in the PRC after it revised the nation’s Consumer Protection Law late October, the first major overhaul in two decades. The revisions...
December 2013
This is an excerpt of a full report in which the Companies Ordinance Rewrite Team of the Department of Justice sheds valuable light on the rationale behind the Subsidiary Legislation of the new...
December 2013