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MMT's First Ruling on Hong Kong's Inside Information Disclosure Regime - A New Frontier?
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • January 20 2017

In November 2016, the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) found that AcrossAsia Limited (AAL), its former chairman, Mr. Albert Saychuan Cheok (Cheok


The Apology Bill and its potential effects on insurance contracts
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • January 17 2017

The proposed new Apology Bill encourages apologies in disputes by removing legal disincentives to apologising (making an apology inadmissible in


International Regulatory Update 26 - 30 September 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 4 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and Implementing


Egypt hot air balloon tragedy: coroner's report calls for insurance market regulation
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • August 23 2016

"Balloon crash victim compensation raises concerns for insurance market regulation" reported on a tragic hot air balloon accident that occurred in


District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • June 21 2016

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life


Important trends in claims exposures for professionals in Hong Kong
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Under Practice Direction 31 (which came into effect after the Civil Justice Reform 2009), the Court has the duty as part of active case management to


Hong Kong’s Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 may soon pass, June 2015
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Briefings We have previously written about the most important future regulatory change in Hong Kong - namely the establishment of an Independent


Ensuring due process when regulators co-operate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 13 2016

A recent Hong Kong judgment highlights the importance of ensuring due process when regulators exchange information with each other. In the UK a


Reporting duties of insurance agents
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • May 10 2016

The Court of Final Appeal recently handed down a decision concerning the duty of care owed by insurance agents (who represent or work exclusively for


Insurers take note - potential changes ahead for multipliers in fatal accident cases
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2016

England’s Supreme Court has ruled that the multiplier for future losses in dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 should be determined