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Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: one step closer

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • November 23 2012

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr. Gregory So, has announced the commencement dates for certain key provisions of the Competition Ordinance in a Competition Ordinance (Commencement) Notice published in the Hong Kong Government Gazette on 23 November 2012

Can the Building Authority blow hot and cold in assessing building plans? The Court of First Instance says no

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • November 26 2012

AbstractOn 22 November 2012, Mr. Justice of Appeal Johnson Lam handed down his judgment in the case Building Authority and Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) and Long Winner Development Limited (HCAL 452012), where he dismissed the Building Authority's (BA) application for judicial review of the decision of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) to reverse the BA's decision to reject the Superstructure Plans submitted by the developer, Long Winner Development Limited (Long Winner

Buyer's Stamp Duty: exemption for redevelopment purposes?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • November 27 2012

On 29 October and 1 November 2012, we published the first and second of two legal updates on the introduction of Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) and the adjusted rates and extension of the holding period in respect of Special Stamp Duty (SSD

Provisional liquidations & the taxation of fees

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • June 29 2012

DID YOU KNOW...that interim fees incurred by provisional liquidators (including agents’ fees), previously thought to have been payable from the funds of an insolvent estate without formal taxation, are now required to be taxed

Another Hong Kong forum host found liable for defamation - lessons to be learned

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • April 10 2012

Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Oriental Press Group Limited v. Fevaworks Solutions Limited, the Hong Kong court found another host of an Internet forum to be liable for defamatory statements posted by anonymous users

Resolving the conflict: a pragmatic approach to the appointment of receivers as provisional liquidators

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 18 2012

Did you know... that the court may, in special circumstances, exercise its discretion to appoint pre-existing receivers as a company’s provisional liquidators

Hong Kong adopts new competition law: what you should know and what you should do - a 2 part legal update

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • June 15 2012

After years of consultation and debate, and in the face of continuing opposition from many business sector representatives, Hong Kong is finally on the verge of enacting its first cross-sector competition law

MF Global interim distribution of client money

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 4 2012

Did you know...that in the recent case of Re MF Global Hong Kong Limited 2011 HKCFI 1998, where money of one client in the segregated bank account of a failed brokerage cannot specifically be distinguished from that of another client, and practical considerations do not favour a forensic tracing of each client's entitlement, the court held that a "pari passu ex post facto" approach to distribution of the trust funds would instead be more appropriate

Shadow company losing passing off case and paying the price

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • China, Hong Kong
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  • May 4 2012

In a recent case Wyeth LLC v Wyeth (China) Limited (HCA 72010), the Hong Kong court found the defendant was set up to pass off the plaintiff's goodwill in the Wyeth trade marks (English and Chinese

Increase in the maximum level of relevant income for MPF

  • Mayer Brown JSM
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 5 2014

The maximum level of monthly relevant income for Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) purposes will be increased from HK$25,000 to HK$30,000 with effect