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Investment mis-selling claims: an overview of recent case-law in Hong Kong and Singapore and lessons to be learnt

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, Singapore
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  • May 23 2013

There have been a number of recent judgments dealing with financial product mis-selling claims brought by -customers against banks in the Hong Kong

Hong Kong Court upholds exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of PRC court

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 17 2013

The choice of exclusive jurisdiction in favour of either Hong Kong or the PRC courts in a contract may enable litigants to take benefit from the

A lost cause? The breadth of limitation periods and undertakings not to bring further proceedings in the private wealth context

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • November 27 2013

A number of our recent blog posts have looked at Hong Kong estates disputes. The case of Ho Sin Ying v Chan Yui Ling and Maryo Development Limited

UK Supreme Court removes immunity for expert witnesses in litigation. Will Hong Kong follow suit?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2011

The UK Supreme Court (the successor to the House of Lords) has, in Jones v Kaney 2011 UKSC 13 (Jones), abolished the long-standing immunity experts have enjoyed in respect of liability for negligence arising from giving or assisting with evidence in litigation

The English courts give guidance on the enforceability of conciliation clauses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2013

Dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements often contain a requirement to negotiate in good faith or to enter into a form of alternative

Reforms ahead for litigation funding in Hong Kong?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • March 13 2012

The cost of civil litigation can be high, and in many jurisdictions the law allows arrangements which can lower the costs risks to litigants

Applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution - the way forward

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • January 11 2012

The Court of Final Appeal has, in Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Company Limited v Yip Kwong Robert and Others (FACV 32011, 8 December 2011), informed practitioners of the approach the courts must now take when faced with applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff

Private wealth newsletter Autumn 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2013

At the recent briefing Present Company Excepted? The Modern Approach to Piercing the Corporate Veil, Gareth Thomas (Head of Commercial Litigation

Court imposes custodial sentences for false statements of truth

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 12 2011

In the recent case of Kinform Ltd v Tsui Loi (DCMP 9472011), the Hong Kong District Court found two defendants guilty of contempt of court for verifying, or causing to be verified, a false statement by a statement of truth, and handed down immediate custodial sentences of five and six months respectively

Crown Immunity subsists as part of the common law in Hong Kong and government agencies of the People's Republic of China (PRC) sued in Hong Kong for commercial acts can claim immunity from suit

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 17 2010

In a novel judgment, Intraline Resources SDN BHD v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel "Hua Tian Long" HCAJ 592008, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) has decided that the English common law doctrine of Crown Immunity still subsists in Hong Kong after the handover of sovereignty in 1997