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Absolute State immunity in Hong Kong
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • August 29 2011

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has confirmed that the absolute immunity applies to foreign States in Hong Kong

The Congo Case, State immunity and what it means for business in Hong Kong
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Hong Kong
  • June 13 2011

On 8 June 2011, Hong Kong's highest court, the Court of Final Appeal ("CFA"), handed down its long-awaited judgment on the issue of State immunity in the "the Congo Case"

Hong Kong Court of Appeal clarifies state immunity law in Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • March 4 2010

In the case of FG Hemisphere Associates LLC v Democratic Republic of the Congo and others, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal held by a majority that Hong Kong adopts a restrictive approach to sovereign immunity

Immunity for sovereigns: when is the sovereign or a foreign state immune from suit or enforcement in Hong Kong?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • August 3 2011

Two decisions by Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance (“CFI”), Intraline Resources Sdn Bhd v The Owners of the Ship or Vessel “Hua Tian Long” (“Hua Tian Long”), and the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”), Democratic Republic of the Congo and Others v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC (“FG Hemisphere”), have put the spotlight on the applicability of the concepts of Crown immunity and State immunity in Hong Kong since the handover on 1 July 1997

Absolute immunity for states in Hong Kong - implications for those enforcing or contracting in Hong Kong with government departments
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • June 14 2011

The Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong ("CFA") gave a provisional ruling on 8 June 2011 (by a 3:2 majority) that the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC") can enjoy sovereign immunity from enforcement in Hong Kong of two ICC awards, obtained in arbitrations held in Paris and Zurich

Uninsured businesses affected by Lunar New Year violence in Mong Kok
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • April 5 2016

On the night of February 8 2016, shortly after the start of the Lunar New Year, clashes broke out between the Hong Kong police and protestors in Mong

Non-disparagement clauses in employment contracts enforceable or not?
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • September 8 2015

In general, a non-disparagement clause restricts individuals from taking any action, including making comments, that negatively impacts an

Nigel Binnersley
  • Bryan Cave LLP

Robert Hunt
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dave Anderson
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP