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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


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


A lost cause? The breadth of limitation periods and undertakings not to bring further proceedings in the private wealth context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 27 2013

A number of our recent blog posts have looked at Hong Kong estates disputes. The case of Ho Sin Ying v Chan Yui Ling and Maryo Development Limited


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


Court imposes custodial sentences for false statements of truth
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 12 2011

In the recent case of Kinform Ltd v Tsui Loi (DCMP 9472011), the Hong Kong District Court found two defendants guilty of contempt of court for verifying, or causing to be verified, a false statement by a statement of truth, and handed down immediate custodial sentences of five and six months respectively


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


Reforms ahead for litigation funding in Hong Kong?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 13 2012

The cost of civil litigation can be high, and in many jurisdictions the law allows arrangements which can lower the costs risks to litigants


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


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


Hong Kong class action reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 21 2012

In a class action, a representative plaintiff sues on behalf of a "class" of persons who have a claim in respect of the same alleged wrong or whose claims raise the same questions of law or fact