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Tiger Asia management loses final jurisdictional challenge: Hong Kong's highest court confirms court's free-standing power to grant orders over contraventions of the securities and futures ordinance under Section 213

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • May 16 2013

After over two and a half years since US-based hedge fund manager Tiger Asia Management LLC and its three officers (collectively "Tiger Asia") sought

Reforms ahead for litigation funding in Hong Kong?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • 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

Shanghai Land: Hong Kong Court of Appeal quashes conviction of banker

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • April 1 2010

In September 2008, the Hong Kong District Court convicted two bankers, three financecorporate lawyers and a listed company financial controller, of conspiracy to defraud in connection with their work on the takeover of imGO (later renamed "Shanghai Land"

Private wealth newsletter - winter 201213

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • January 17 2013

Family company disputes are becoming more common and high profile. Whilst the Fook Lam Moon case recently attracted a lot of publicity, the matter

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies law of sovereign immunity in Hong Kong, with important implications for contracts with state entities

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • June 27 2011

In a landmark provisional judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v. FG Hemisphere Associates FACV Nos. 5, 6 & 7 of 2010, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has held by a majority of 3:2 that absolute sovereign immunity applies in Hong Kong, with no exception for purely commercial transactions or assets

SFC imposed first revocation of IPO sponsor's licence to advise on corporate finance for due diligence failings

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • April 30 2012

On 22 April 2012, the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") announced that it revoked Mega Capital (Asia) Company Limited's ("Mega Capital") licence to advise on corporate finance and fined it HK$42 million for failing to discharge its duties as a sponsor in the listing of Hontex International Holdings Company Limited ("Hontex"

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

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

Court of Appeal rules partial waiver of privilege recognised in Hong Kong

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • April 17 2012

In Citic Pacific Limited v Secretary for Justice (unrep, CACV 602011), the Court of Appeal considered the legal principles relating to the nature and extent of legal professional privilege, and held that the concept of partial waiver of privilege is recognised under Hong Kong law

Due diligence record keeping: what the regulators expect

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • November 18 2009

On 27 July this year, a sponsor was disciplined by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") for failing to keep proper books and records of certain work that it had performed in the course of due diligence ("DD"