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Principal's right to recover a bribe paid to a fiduciary – proprietary or personal?

United Kingdom - May 23 2011 The Privy Council decision of Attorney-General for Hong Kong v Reid [1994] 1 AC 324 has generally been taken to hold that a principal has a proprietary right to a bribe paid to a fiduciary.

Gavin Lewis, Kyle Wombolt, Mark Johnson, Robert Hunt.

Philippines: Crack Down on Contracting

USA - March 26 2018 The Philippines Government has been stepping up its efforts to crack down “labor-contracting” to protect workers’ rights, as evidenced by the increase…

Fatim Jumabhoy, Karen Ip, Peter Godwin, Tess Lumsdaine.

Hong Kong: the law relating to termination of employment contracts

Hong Kong - January 31 2014 Subject to certain exceptions, employers and employees in Hong Kong may terminate their employment relationship by providing the other with requisite…

Helen Beech.

Applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution - the way forward

Hong Kong, United Kingdom - January 11 2012 The Court of Final Appeal has, in Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Company Limited v Yip Kwong Robert and Others (FACV 3/2011, 8 December 2011), informed practitioners of the approach the courts must now take when faced with applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff.

Mark Johnson, Michael Withington, Paul Lewis, Robert Hunt, Sanjay Sakhrani.

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance rules on whether the “no reflective loss” principle applies to a shareholder’s claim brought under a personal guarantee

Hong Kong - June 5 2013 In the recent case of Suen Kwai Kam v Zhong Hua International Holdings Ltd and others [2013] HKEC 457 the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI)…

Gavin Lewis, Justin D'Agostino, Pamela Kiesselbach.