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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


Occupy Central: civil disobedience and civil remedies
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong
  • December 16 2014

The "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong has involved large numbers of protesters occupying major roads in Hong Kong, particularly in the areas of


2016 Proskauer Annual Review and Outlook for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Ireland, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 15 2016

On March 10, 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a


Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal amends traditional proportionality test in public law context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 5 2016

The Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") has handed down its much anticipated judgment in Hysan Development Co Ltd and Others v Town Planning Board (FACV


General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


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


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"


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


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


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