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  1. Legal news
    17 May 2018
    SFC obtained statutory relief for investors in relation to a listed company's misconduct

    In a recent decision, the Hong Kong court adopted a pragmatic approach in granting statutory relief in an action brought by the SFC for the benefit of investors in relation to market misconduct committed by a former ...

  2. Legal news
    05 July 2018
    Arbitration is No Answer to Winding Up Petition for an Insolvent Company

    In our article dated 9 March 2018, we discussed Harris J's decision in Lasmos v Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd, in which we acted for the company and successfully struck out a winding up petition in favour of an ...

  3. Legal news
    09 March 2018
    Companies Judge strikes out winding-up petition in favour of arbitration

    On 22 January 2018, the Honourable Mr Justice Harris struck out a winding-up Petition presented by Lasmos Limited ("Lasmos") against Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd (the "Company") in favour of arbitration.

  4. Legal news
    19 September 2018
    Hong Kong court rules in favour of bank in mis-selling claim brought by experienced investor

    In the latest decision on mis-selling of investment products arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, the Court of First Instance ruled in favour of Citibank and the bank's relationship manager (Ms Mak) to dismiss an ...

  5. Legal news
    08 February 2018
    Recent case on winding up foreign companies in Hong Kong

    In a recent welcome decision of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd. v Arjowiggins HKK 2 Ltd [2017] HKCU 1738, the court provided further guidance on winding-up of foreign companies in Hong Kong.

  6. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Hong Kong Competition Court clarified the scope of privilege against self-incrimination

    The Competition Tribunal adopted a narrow interpretation of "person" in determining privilege against self-incrimination. An employer cannot claim the privilege over its employee's answers, because the privilege belongs ...

  7. Legal news
    15 August 2018
    Investors' Claim regarding Bank's Wealth Management Service

    The Court of Appeal recently confirmed a bank's supervisory duties in managing a client's wealth and investments under a trust arrangement.

  8. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in China

    In an unprecedented decision handed down on 30 June 2017, the Wuhan Intermediate People's Court recognised and enforced a judgment of the Los Angeles Superior Court in California for the first time in the case of Liu Li ...

  9. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Take Notice! Getting Termination Notices Right

    This article looks at the requirements for giving an effective notice of termination.

  10. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Recent UK case serves as timely reminder to Australian lawyers of the importance of the basic principles for client legal privilege

    The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has recently provided Australian lawyers with a timely reminder that client legal privilege does not extend to communications with third parties, though there are ...