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Investment mis-selling claims: an overview of recent case-law in Hong Kong and Singapore and lessons to be learnt
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Singapore
  • May 23 2013

There have been a number of recent judgments dealing with financial product mis-selling claims brought by -customers against banks in the Hong Kong


UK Supreme Court removes immunity for expert witnesses in litigation. Will Hong Kong follow suit?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • April 28 2011

The UK Supreme Court (the successor to the House of Lords) has, in Jones v Kaney 2011 UKSC 13 (Jones), abolished the long-standing immunity experts have enjoyed in respect of liability for negligence arising from giving or assisting with evidence in litigation


Applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution - the way forward
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

The Court of Final Appeal has, in Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Company Limited v Yip Kwong Robert and Others (FACV 32011, 8 December 2011), informed practitioners of the approach the courts must now take when faced with applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff


Crown Immunity subsists as part of the common law in Hong Kong and government agencies of the People's Republic of China (PRC) sued in Hong Kong for commercial acts can claim immunity from suit
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 17 2010

In a novel judgment, Intraline Resources SDN BHD v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel "Hua Tian Long" HCAJ 592008, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) has decided that the English common law doctrine of Crown Immunity still subsists in Hong Kong after the handover of sovereignty in 1997


Hong Kong Court upholds exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of PRC court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 17 2013

The choice of exclusive jurisdiction in favour of either Hong Kong or the PRC courts in a contract may enable litigants to take benefit from the


Regulator triumphs as issuer is delisted
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 15 2010

The shares in Sanyuan Group Limited have recently been delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after a suspension of over five years and seven months


Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rules on defamation claim against provider of an internet discussion forum
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 10 2013

In Oriental Press Group Ltd & Others v Fevaworks Solutions Ltd & Others 2013 HKEC 1025, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has ruled on


Building the blocks of the new competition regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 6 2013

Preparations continue as the Hong Kong Government brings the Competition Ordinance into effect in phases. The Ordinance, which has been enacted to


The English courts give guidance on the enforceability of conciliation clauses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • July 18 2013

Dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements often contain a requirement to negotiate in good faith or to enter into a form of alternative


Court rejects ‘window-dressing’ in security for costs application
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 15 2013

The High Court in Hong Kong recently considered whether the evidence it was obliged to consider in a security for costs application was limited to