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Insurance Authority to Start Soon - Be Prepared for a Watchdog With Teeth!
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • May 19 2017

In Hong Kong, insurance intermediaries are currently self-regulated by three different professional bodies. The Insurance Agents Registration Board


Is an insurance agent an employee or an independent contractor?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 6 2011

This question came before the Court of First Instance in the case of Leung Suk Fong Peggy v The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (HCME 112010


Implication of Pre-action Settlement Offers by Insurer Clients
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • April 15 2016

In the personal injuries case of Ku Suet Yu Amy v. JV Fitness Ltd (HCPI No. 266 of 2015, Judgment on 5 February 2016), the defendant invited 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


Underwriting and selling of life insurance products in Hong Kong
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 2 2015

This legal update briefly summarises the recent guidelines issued by the OCI and HKMA: OCI Guidance Note 16 on Underwriting Long Term Insurance


MMT's First Ruling on Hong Kong's Inside Information Disclosure Regime - A New Frontier?
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • January 20 2017

In November 2016, the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) found that AcrossAsia Limited (AAL), its former chairman, Mr. Albert Saychuan Cheok (Cheok


Levels of compensation under the employees’ compensation ordinance in Hong Kong increased following review
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • February 4 2015

All EC insurers and employers are advised to take note that a resolution has been passed by the Legislative Council on 4 February 2015 to increase the


An independent contractor is not a shield to liability!
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 14 2011

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decided in Luen Hing Fat Coating & Finishing Factory Limited v. Waan Chuen Ming (FACV 192009) that an occupier can be liable for injury caused by an independent contractor to the contractor's own employees, even if the contractor is apparently competent


To disclose or not to disclose: bankruptcy & substituted service, petitioning creditors beware
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • June 5 2014

Following our previous Legal Update on substituted service of a statutory demand against an individual ("Bankruptcy & Substituted Service:


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