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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


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


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


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


A new era of insurance regulation in Hong Kong
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • September 11 2015

On 10 July 2015, the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 was enacted bringing Hong Kong into a new era of insurance regulation. The


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


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


Lessons from the CJR - sanctioned offer in practice
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 14 2010

The recent decision in Fung Wing Yee (a minor) v. Chen Jung Chien demonstrates how the Court applies the new rules on sanctioned offer and awards enhanced costs and interests to the Plaintiff, who had done better at trial than her sanctioned offer to the Defendant


Is Your Furniture Making You Sick?
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • April 1 2016

In Yuen Pui Man Ellen v. Majestic Furniture & Interior Design Limited(DCPI19602011), the Plaintiff purchased certain made-to-measure furniture from


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