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Hong Kong Court summarises features of Bitcoin, digital keys and “hot” and “cold” wallets

Hong Kong - July 5 2022 “Not your keys, not your crypto” - whilst this may sound like first principles to crypto users and fintech is part of our ordinary daily lives, the…

Truman Mak, Rachael Shek, Gareth Thomas

Privy Council refuses to extend the Quincecare duty to protect third party beneficiaries of funds held in a bank account

United Kingdom - June 24 2022 In the recent decision of Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd (Respondent) v JP SPC 4 and another (Appellants) (Isle of Man) [2022] UKPC 18, the…

Peter Ng, Rachael Shek, Gareth Thomas

Unravelling the cryptic - Hong Kong Court helps victim recover crypto-assets against pilfering agent

Hong Kong - June 23 2022 The Hong Kong High Court has recently granted proprietary remedies over bitcoins that were misappropriated by a fraudulent agent in Nico Constantijn…

Truman Mak, Rachael Shek, Gareth Thomas

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission seeks to bolster investor compensation remedies as part of a package of enforcement-related reforms

Hong Kong - June 20 2022 The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has proposed a number of sweeping enforcement-related reforms which would significantly enhance…

Hannah Cassidy, Natalie Curtis, Gareth Thomas, Calvin To

Hong Kong Court of Appeal rules on landmark case regarding escalation clauses

Hong Kong - June 7 2022 Herbert Smith Freehills has secured an important judgment from the Hong Kong Court of Appeal regarding escalation clauses - contractual provisions…

Charlotte Benton, Simon Chapman, Aaron Tang