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Giving third parties contractual rights the new rules
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • June 3 2015

Hong Kong's Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance No.17 of 2014 (the "Ordinance") was passed in December 2014, and is expected to come into


Hong Kong's Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance to commence on 1 January 2016
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 9 2015

The Government has gazetted 1 January 2016 as the commencement date of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (the "Ordinance"). The


Fraud exception in incontestability clause of life insurance policy upheld
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 4 2012

The Court of First Instance held in Ma Kim Ying v Manulife (International) Limited (HCA 19892008) that the incontestability clause was not applicable because of fraudulent misrepresentations by the life insured in the proposal form


Reduced limitation period in insurance policy enforceable
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • January 29 2015

In the recent case of Possehl Electronics Hong Kong Limited v. China Taiping Insurance (HK) Co. Ltd, (CACV 92014), the plaintiff appealed against


Guarding against the creation of statutory trusts when assigning life insurance policies as collateral
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • June 10 2015

Section 13 of the Married Persons Status Ordinance Cap 182 (MPSO) of Hong Kong creates a statutory trust in favour of beneficiaries who are the


When does an insurance intermediary need to disclose commissions? Judgment from UK Supreme Court may provide some guidance
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2015

In the UK Supreme Court's judgment of Plevin v. Paragon Personal Finance Limited UKSC 61, it was held that the failure to disclose a commission of 71


Advertisement of unauthorised investments Court of Final Appeal clears up professional investors exemption under SFO
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • May 6 2015

In Pacific Sun Advisors Limited & Anor v. Securities and Futures Commission (FACC 112014), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) upheld an appeal by the


Establishment of a new Independent Insurance Authority in Hong Kong consultation conclusions
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • January 13 2014

In the near future, Hong Kong will have a new insurance regulator which is financially and operationally independent from the government - the


Ignore pre-action letters at your peril
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 25 2010

The ruling in Wong Shui Lam v. Hospital Authority (HCPI 1512009) sends a message that failure by the defendant to respond to a claimant's pre-action letters may result in adverse costs orders on an indemnity basis


The Registered Structural Engineer's guide to site supervision
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 17 2010

This guide summarises the primary duties and liabilities of Registered Structural Engineers (RSE) and Authorised Persons (AP) in Hong Kong