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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


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


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


Standing Committee of the National People's Congress gives interpretation in Democratic Republic of the Congo v. FG Hemisphere Associates: sovereign immunity in Hong Kong is confirmed to be absolute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 1 2011

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("SCNPC") has given its interpretation of certain questions referred to it by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") in its landmark provisional judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v. FG Hemisphere Associates


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


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, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
  • September 6 2012

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


Court of First Instance decides whether Nina Wang has bequeathed her fortune as an absolute gift or a charitable trust
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 26 2013

In its decision of 22 February 2013 the Court of First Instance ("CFI") decided that, on its true construction, Nina Wang's Will gave her


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


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