JBPB in data deal with ex-partner

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am

JBPB & Co, the accountancy firm formerly known as Grant Thornton, agreed in the Court of First Instance yesterday not to touch any data stored in a computer it provided Sim Kon-fah, a former partner who faces a HK$640 million civil claim with five others over a partnership deal gone bad. JBPB's lawyer said yesterday the firm had never used Sim's personal data, including his tax and bank documents, private correspondence and client details.