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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Rule of law and obeying the law are two different things "You say the rule of law in Hong Kong is important, but you are now, as a professor of law, advocating that people break the law, " [Executive Council member Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung] said, without naming anyone. "It is completely paradoxical. It is crazy." South China Morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596957/rule-law-and-obeying-law-are-two-different-things
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Our anti-laundering laws are a travesty "I immediately realised I was being hired … to hide the source and beneficiaries of shady transactions potentially worth ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Flawed forecasts from fiscal working group defy laws of the universe

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Fiscal group's inflation figures fail to account for temporary anomalies that will self-correct Flawed forecasts defy the laws of the universe we live in Advisers ... in any economy are self-adjusting. Natural pricing pressures would cause these two inflation measures to converge long before 2041. The basics of the working group's study are deeply flawed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441349/flawed-forecasts-fiscal-working-group-defy-laws-universe
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with it. The basic rule here is something like the law of gravity, which says that what goes up must come back down. In balance of payments matters, the law is that what comes in must go back out. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the whole world. We are talking of Hong Kong only, and Hong Kong employers have their own way of distorting the local labour market as much as any minimum wage law can do. Their way is to lobby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570078/employers-and-not-just-minimum-wage-distort-hong-kong-labour
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Social responsibility should begin and end with the law

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and end with the law Corporate social responsibility (CSR)- a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns into their operations and interactions ... an obligation beyond any imposed on them by law to promote social harmony and equality and to pioneer environmental protection practices. If it is required of them by law then they have a legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1535837/social-responsibility-should-begin-and-end-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... as they stated their plans they could be thrown in jail for causing trouble and being quarrelsome. Jurisdictions governed by the rule of law have trouble with this concept, however. Robbery, assault ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  8. Property - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's simple answer to its industrial land space puzzle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:06am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be put to purely industrial uses. I don't blame the CFA. That was what the law said and our top judges had to go with the law. Nor would it be easy for government to change this law. It goes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1545172/hong-kongs-simple-answer-its-industrial-land-space-puzzle
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The law of champerty, like other old-fashioned legal system rules, threatens lawyers' incomes, which is why they are adamantly against it Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law Lawyer Gary Yeong Yun-hong, 44, was convicted of 25 charges and Ip Hon-ming, 60, of 26 charges of champerty- an old piece of common law that prohibits parties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495426/moneys-talking-when-lawyers-oppose-ancient-law
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Council proposals won't do much for investor protection

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not have. In New York, for instance, cheated shareholders can sue via class action paid for in contingency fees. These are union-busting advances which our own Amalgamated Brotherhood of Law ... for small fry investors. When these regulators were challenged recently to discipline the MTR Corporation for not reporting price-sensitive information to the stock exchange, as required by a law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537836/council-proposals-wont-do-much-investor-protection

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