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Banks not required to act as detectives or fraud detectors

Hong Kong - April 15 2021 There has been an increasing number of fraud cases, in particular cyber fraud cases, around the world. Some victims of fraud have sought redress from…

Risks taken by shareholders in the shadows - Application of the Duomatic Principle to beneficial owners

United Kingdom - November 17 2020 Nowadays, corporate structures are increasingly complex. It is not uncommon for individual owners to put in place arrangements to hide from public…

Paul Kwan.

CFA confirms no pre-existing legal relationship required for one to be an “agent” of another for bribery offences

Hong Kong - July 27 2020 Section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) (POBO) criminalizes corrupt transactions with agents in both public and private sectors…

Peter So.

Grey Divorce - hidden battles for protection and succession of family assets

Hong Kong - November 13 2020 In recent years, there has been an increasing divorce rate for older couples in long marriages. A “grey divorce” of “silver splitters” can be more…

Cecilia Lau, Paul Kwan.

Cross-border maintenance disputes

China, Hong Kong - September 22 2020 Following a divorce or separation, it is not uncommon for former couples to live in different jurisdictions. This may lead to disputes in relation to…

Cecilia Lau, Paul Kwan.