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General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in

(Re)insurance Weekly Update 10- 2017
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The defendants' costs in this case (which is the subject of a Group Litigation Order) have so far exceeded £100 million. They sought disclosure of

Financial litigation roundup - Winter 20162017
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

This appeal to the Supreme Court was brought by BNY Mellon in its capacity as the trustee under certain Enhanced Capital Notes (ECN) issued by Lloyds

A focus on dispute resolution in the Year of the Rooster
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 20 2017

In this bulletin we examine some of the key dispute resolution and regulatory challenges facing business managers, financial controllers, and in-house

MMT's First Ruling on Hong Kong's Inside Information Disclosure Regime - A New Frontier?
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • January 20 2017

In November 2016, the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) found that AcrossAsia Limited (AAL), its former chairman, Mr. Albert Saychuan Cheok (Cheok

The Apology Bill and its potential effects on insurance contracts
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • January 17 2017

The proposed new Apology Bill encourages apologies in disputes by removing legal disincentives to apologising (making an apology inadmissible in

Egypt hot air balloon tragedy: coroner's report calls for insurance market regulation
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • August 23 2016

"Balloon crash victim compensation raises concerns for insurance market regulation" reported on a tragic hot air balloon accident that occurred in

District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • June 21 2016

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life

Hong Kong’s Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 may soon pass, June 2015
  • HFW
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Briefings We have previously written about the most important future regulatory change in Hong Kong - namely the establishment of an Independent

Important trends in claims exposures for professionals in Hong Kong
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Under Practice Direction 31 (which came into effect after the Civil Justice Reform 2009), the Court has the duty as part of active case management to