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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


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


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


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


The New Companies Ordinance: implications for Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • February 26 2014

With the new Companies Ordinance coming into force next month, what are the considerations for companies and directors when taking out Directors &


The end of self-regulation? Proposals to establish an independent insurance authority
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 14 2010

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau is proposing the establishment of an independent insurance authority to strengthen regulation of the industry


Marine insurance warranty upheld
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 29 2014

A marine insurance dispute that ascends to Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal is both a rarity and a matter of international legal interest, given


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


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