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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


The year of the dragon a litigator's review of key cases and developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 8 2013

As the Year of the Dragon draws to a close we summarise in this e-bulletin some key cases and developments which are likely to be of interest to


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


Hong Kong courts provide guidance on sanctioned offers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 7 2013

There have been a number of recent cases in which the Hong Kong courts have provided guidance on the effect of sanctioned offers. The trend appears


Guide to private wealth in Asia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
  • September 6 2012

Wills may be deposited with a public notary but are not available for inspection by the public


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


Hong Kong proposes new legislation to protect the confidentiality of mediations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 24 2011

The recently gazetted Mediation Bill (the "Bill") aims to protect the confidential nature of any "mediation communication", which is any communication made for the purpose of or in the course of mediation


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


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


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