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The Cathay Pacific Breach: Is Data Protection and Cyber Security Law in Hong Kong About to Receive an Upgrade?

Hong Kong - June 17 2019 On 6 June, 2019, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the “PCPD“) issued an enforcement notice against Cathay Pacific Airways (and its...

Byron Phillips, Mark Parsons.

Unlawful team lifts: the English Court of Appeal backs the High Court's decision to spring into action

United Kingdom, Hong Kong - March 29 2019 The Court of Appeal has upheld a "springboard" injunction (albeit reduced in scope) in the latest case to deal with the issue of unlawful "team lifts"...

Byron Phillips, Antonia Croke, Chris Dobby.

CFA limits defence for insider dealers

Hong Kong - October 24 2018 On 12 October 2018, the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) found former executives of a listed company, Asia TeleMedia Limited (ATML) culpable for insider...

Stephanie Tsui.

When is a parent company liable in tort for acts of its subsidiary? AAA and Others v Unilever PLC and Another 2018 EWCA Civ 1532

Hong Kong - August 15 2018 This case looks at the circumstances in which a parent company may be liable in tort for the acts of its, usually foreign, subsidiary. There is no...

James Kwan, Allan Leung, Timothy Hill, Chris Dobby.

Private action for contempt of court?

United Kingdom - May 31 2018 In March, the UK Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment, in which it held that: (a) contempt of court constitutes unlawful means for the...

Allan Leung, Chris Dobby.