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Due diligence record keeping: what the regulators expect
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 18 2009

On 27 July this year, a sponsor was disciplined by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") for failing to keep proper books and records of certain work that it had performed in the course of due diligence ("DD"


Shanghai Land: Hong Kong Court of Appeal quashes conviction of banker
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 1 2010

In September 2008, the Hong Kong District Court convicted two bankers, three financecorporate lawyers and a listed company financial controller, of conspiracy to defraud in connection with their work on the takeover of imGO (later renamed "Shanghai Land"


Proposed statutory backing to the obligation on Hong Kong listed corporations to disclose price sensitive information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 29 2010

In March 2010, the Hong Kong Government published its Consultation on the Proposed Statutory Codification of Certain Requirements to Disclose Price Sensitive Information by Listed Corporations (the Proposal


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


Mediating in Hong Kong: issues you will need to consider
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 7 2010

A new Practice Direction 31 (PD 31) on Mediation published by the Judiciary came into effect on 1 January 2010


Insurance regulatory reform an independent insurance authority proposed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 22 2010

The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau has recently launched a three-month public consultation on the "Proposed Establishment of an Independent Insurance Authority"


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


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


Shanghai Land: Hong Kong's highest court quashes convictions of all defendants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 28 2011

In 2008, the Shanghai Land case resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of six individuals, two bankers, three lawyers and a financial controller, for conspiracy to defraud


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