Construction

Following the birth of a statutory adjudication scheme in the UK under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “1996 UK Act”), on 1 June 2015, the Government published a...
April 2016
To get an overview of the most significant construction law-related developments in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape may shift in 2016, Hong Kong Lawyer reached out to Dennis Wong, counsel...
March 2016
Part 1 of this Article published in July 2015 summarised the proposed scope of the SOPL and its key proposals. This second instalment summarises the proposed statutory adjudication regime....
August 2015
On 1 June 2015, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR published its long awaited consultation document on Hong Kong’s proposed ‘security of payment legislation’ (“SOPL”) for the construction industry....
July 2015
New rules aimed at making China’s sprawling steel sector greener will do little to tackle rampant overcapacity or help Beijing protect its big state-owned mills from smaller, nimbler rivals. China’s...
April 2013
On 31 October 2012, the Department of Justice released its Consultation Paper on the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill 2013 (the “Bill”). The Bill does not abolish the doctrine of privity, but...
April 2013
Mareva injunction — discharged — dissipation of assets unlikely and material non-disclosure Ms Winnie Tam SC, Mr Douglas Lam and Mr David Chen, instructed by Reed Smith Richards Butler, for the...
December 2012
The Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance (Cap. 610) (“BEEO”) came into effect on 21 September 2012. The objective of the BEEO is to promote the enhancement of energy efficiency in Hong Kong’s...
November 2012
The Indonesian government has released implementing regulations for the Indonesian mining law adopted in 2009 which markedly increase the requirement for foreign divestment of Indonesian mining...
November 2012