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Hong Kong: Police ‘informal freeze’ of bank accounts declared unlawful and unconstitutional — Is that the end of the ‘No Consent Regime’?

Hong Kong - May 2 2022 Since finding that the Police’s use of a “No Consent Regime” (“Regime“) in freezing accounts that contain suspected proceeds of crime was…

Kay Cheng, Gillian Lam, Gary A. Seib, Victor Yip

Hong Kong: Police 'informal freeze' of bank accounts declared unlawful and unconstitutional — Is that the end of the 'No Consent Regime'?

Hong Kong - April 8 2022 Since finding that the Police's use of a "No Consent Regime" ("Regime") in freezing accounts that contain suspected proceeds of crime was unlawful…

Kay Cheng, Gillian Lam, Gary A. Seib, Victor Yip

Hong Kong: Intention matters - court reaffirms principles of common intention constructive trust

Hong Kong - March 21 2022 Common intention constructive trusts are trusts imposed or recognized by the court as a matter of equity in the absence of a formal trust instrument…

Gary A. Seib

Hong Kong: Police ‘informal freeze’ of bank accounts held invalid - Implications for financial institutions and businesses

Hong Kong - January 6 2022 Cyber fraud remains a significant risk to businesses and individuals. In the 11 months to November 2021, over 500 phishing scams, worth more than HKD…

Kay Cheng, Gillian Lam, Gary A. Seib, Victor Yip

Hong Kong: Reassessing options for cyber fraud recovery

Hong Kong - June 1 2021 Victims of cyber fraud have been using vesting orders - a means of direct recovery for victims of fraud - to recover stolen funds from fraudsters and…

Gillian Lam, Gary A. Seib