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Hong Kong Court of Appeal gives important guidance on Beddoe applications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 15 2013

The Court of Appeal in Hong Kong has recently provided important guidance both on the Beddoe procedure and the substance of a Beddoe order in its


The Hong Kong Court of First Instance rules on whether the “no reflective loss” principle applies to a shareholder’s claim brought under a personal guarantee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 5 2013

In the recent case of Suen Kwai Kam v Zhong Hua International Holdings Ltd and others 2013 HKEC 457 the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI


Tiger Asia management loses final jurisdictional challenge: Hong Kong's highest court confirms court's free-standing power to grant orders over contraventions of the securities and futures ordinance under Section 213
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 16 2013

After over two and a half years since US-based hedge fund manager Tiger Asia Management LLC and its three officers (collectively "Tiger Asia") sought


Further clarification of the Hong Kong courts' jurisdiction to wind up unregistered overseas companies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 21 2013

In Re Pioneer Iron & Steel Group Company Ltd (HCCW 3222010) the Honourable Mr Justice Harris considered the Hong Kong winding-up petition brought by


Private Wealth Newsletter - Spring 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 2 2013

This bulletin briefly summarises three recent court decisions. They concern three separate legal concepts which all may seem a little obscure, but


Hong Kong Department of Justice publishes Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 14 2012

It is presently the case that only a party to a contract can enforce rights under that contract


CFA rules on privilege against self-incrimination in anti-corruption investigations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 19 2012

In a decision handed down on 13 November 2012 the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) held that a non-suspect party which was required to provide information and documentation in the course of an investigation conducted under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (the POBO) could not invoke the privilege against self-incrimination


Court of Appeal rules partial waiver of privilege recognised in Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 17 2012

In Citic Pacific Limited v Secretary for Justice (unrep, CACV 602011), the Court of Appeal considered the legal principles relating to the nature and extent of legal professional privilege, and held that the concept of partial waiver of privilege is recognised under Hong Kong law


Private wealth newsletter - winter 201213
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 17 2013

Family company disputes are becoming more common and high profile. Whilst the Fook Lam Moon case recently attracted a lot of publicity, the matter


Trust law reform takes a step forward
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 21 2013

After a number of years in gestation, the Trust Law (Amendment) Bill was gazetted on 8 February 2013. The Bill is widely regarded as a necessary