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Investment mis-selling claims: an overview of recent case-law in Hong Kong and Singapore and lessons to be learnt

Hong Kong, Singapore - May 23 2013 There have been a number of recent judgments dealing with financial product mis-selling claims brought by -customers against banks in the Hong Kong…

Dominic Geiser, Pamela Kiesselbach, Gavin Lewis, Gareth Thomas, Kevin Yam.

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.

Robert Hunt, Gavin Lewis, Gareth Thomas, Kyle Wombolt.

Australia: Enforceability of heads of agreement following mediation

Australia - August 20 2013 Following a successful mediation, parties usually prepare a formal agreement to record what was agreed. In some situations, the parties may initially…

Alexander Oddy, Peter A. Smith.

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.

Robert Hunt, Paul Lewis, Sanjay Sakhrani, Gareth Thomas, Michael Withington.

EU: ADR Directive and ODR Regulation to enter into force

European Union - June 20 2013 We have previously reported on EU legislative proposals for a directive on ADR in consumer disputes and a supporting regulation on online dispute…

Alexander Oddy, Peter A. Smith.