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Third party funding for litigation - Hong Kong

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 13 2008

The common law rules in Hong Kong before 1997 - which remain in force under Article 8 of the Basic Law - provide that "maintenance" and "champerty" are criminal offences, torts and that "tainted" contracts (involving maintenance or champerty) are voidable as a matter of public policy

HSBC Bank Plc and another v Steven Andrew Wallace (HCA 2422 of 2007; 28 November 2007)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • February 5 2008

This case confirms that employees can generally work in Hong Kong under a foreign law employment contract and the Hong Kong Employment Ordinance does not apply to such contracts

Exclusive jurisdiction of Labour Tribunal over certain employment-related matters

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • February 19 2009

In Hong Kong, the Labour Tribunal enjoys exclusive jurisdiction over certain employment claims

Follow-up on the Race Discrimination Ordinance

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • February 19 2009

In the September 2008 edition of our International Employment Update, we reported that the Legislative Council passed the Race Discrimination Ordinance on 18 July 2008

Calls in Hong Kong for tighter control of user generated content

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • April 28 2008

A recent incident involving Hong Kong starlet, Edison Chen, has raised questions about how Hong Kong legislation controls user generated content

Wealthy Realty Ltd v Cheng Yung

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • May 6 2008

This case considered a restraint of trade clause and the reasonableness of a clause which sought to restrain an employee from working for any competitor in the same “district” for six months after termination

Government steps up fight against shadow companies

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • May 16 2008

The Hong Kong government has announced a public consultation on the amendments to the Companies Ordinance

Hong Kong fashion giant to pay RMB20 million for trade mark infringement

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 16 2008

In a recent first instance decision handed down by the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, Hong Kong-based fashion chain Generation 2000 Limited ("G2000"), along with three of its Chinese franchisees, were ordered to pay RMB20 million (about US$2.8 million) in damages to Zhao Hua ("Zhao"), a PRC individual, for infringing his “2000” trade mark

Government steps up fight against shadow companies

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • June 17 2008

The Hong Kong government has announced a public consultation on the amendments to the Companies Ordinance

New race discrimination law

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • August 26 2008

The Race Discrimination Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) was passed on 10 July 2008 and its enactment has marked another step forward by the HKSAR government to put in place a framework of anti-discrimination laws