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Hong Kong court dismisses plaintiff’s application for witness testimony by video conferencing

Singapore, Hong Kong - October 30 2020 The Hong Kong High Court (the “Court”) dismissed an application by the Plaintiff for its main witness (the “Witness”), a Hong Kong businessman living...

Jojo Fan, Gareth Thomas, Priya Aswani.

Enforcing court can grant wider relief than award, says Hong Kong court

Hong Kong - October 28 2020 The long-running case of Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Co Ltd v Eton Properties Limited and Others 2020 HKCFA 32 finally came to an end when the Court of...

Simon Chapman, Briana Young.

Fishing expedition using foreign letters of request as bait not allowed under Hong Kong law, decides the Hong Kong Court of Appeal

Hong Kong - October 27 2020 In Re Evidence Ordinance (Cap 8) of the Laws of Hong Kong 2020 HKCA 766, 2020 HKEC 2911, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal upheld a decision to set...

Jojo Fan, Gareth Thomas, Priya Aswani.

English Court of Appeal considers application of “SAAMCO” principle in context of auditor’s negligence case

United Kingdom - September 15 2020 The English Court of Appeal has held that, where an auditor negligently failed to detect management’s dishonest concealment of the Claimant’s...

Jojo Fan, Gareth Thomas.

Dispute resolution and governing law clauses for China-related commercial contracts

China - September 3 2020 Chinese law restricts both the choice of law and the types of dispute resolution mechanisms that can be used in China-related commercial contracts...

Stella Hu, Weina Ye, Eunice Bai, Celine Wang, Kathryn Sanger, May Tai, Hew Kian Heong, Michelle Li, Cathy Liu, Helen Tang, Simon Chapman, Briana Young, Brenda Horrigan.