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  1. Business - China Business - CONGO

    Chinese accused of illegal logging in Congo

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of illegal logging China's fast-growing demand for timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in an increase in illegal logging in the African nation. Mainland and Hong Kong loggers were the likely culprits, Global Witness, a British non-governmental organisation, said. Congo is the world's second most forested country, with 40 million people depending on them ...

  2. Final ruling in Congo case toes the line

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Republic of Congo to FG Hemisphere, a US fund. FG took the fight to Hong Kong, where some of the assets it is owed are stashed, but Congo claimed immunity. Yesterday's verdict capped a process ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com The landmark 'Congo case', which in deciding Hong Kong's policy on state immunity triggered the first court request to Beijing for a Basic Law ...

  3. Talks start in Beijing over Congo immunity case

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... questions arising from US-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates' attempt to force the Democratic Republic of Congo to repay more than US$100 million it owed. The court ruled that the debt ...

  4. Basic Law still decides Hong Kong immunity, Congo debt hearing told

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are the Democratic Republic of Congo, which owes FG over US$100 million, and China Railway Group, which currently holds that sum. The secretary for justice has intervened in the case, in the public interest. ... 'restrictive' immunity, under which commercial deals can be prosecuted. He cited a landmark 1983 House of Lords case which established the practice in English law. But Barrie Barlow, SC for Congo, said ...

  5. HK's status as arbitration hub safe, experts say

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of dollars of debt owed by the Democratic Republic of Congo to FG Hemisphere, a US fund. FG took the fight to Hong Kong, where some of the assets it is owed are located, but Congo claimed immunity. ... arbitration hub to Singapore, by clarifying the implications of a Court of Final Appeal ruling on what became known as the Congo case. 'Some lawyers have the misconception that the Congo ruling ...

  6. Open to abuse

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... not obvious, as the case involved an American vulture fund suing the Democratic Republic of Congo to collect a sovereign debt. Legally, however, the case governs all claims of immunity made in Hong ... is but a letter shy of the word 'impunity'. The idea of Hong Kong harbouring past and present leaders wanted for international crimes is by no means fanciful. Less than a month after the Congo ...

  7. Top court may seek review of Basic Law

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Basic Law guarantees Hong Kong a large degree of autonomy, but not in foreign affairs and defence. While the Court of Appeal in February ruled that FG had the right ... hold a hearing on the case in March. Underscoring the political sensitivity of the case, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung has argued from the start of proceedings that Congo ...

  8. Immunity law up to Beijing, court told

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Democratic Republic of Congo and China Railway Group over more than US$100 million owed to FG by Congo in assets currently held in Hong Kong by China Railway Group. Vulture funds buy up a poor ... he said. Lawyers for appellants China Railway Group and Congo have said that because the issue of immunity constitutes foreign affairs, Hong Kong and Beijing's positions should ...

  9. 'One country, two systems' at heart of appeal

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in emerging markets and distressed assets, to the Hong Kong courts to enforce two arbitral awards made against Congo. The awards were made in 2003 in France and Switzerland, and FG claims the Democratic Republic of Congo still owes it US$102 million. The Court of Appeal struck down in February a judgment by the Court of First Instance refusing to enforce those awards for lack ...

  10. Appeal court quashes African country's state immunity claim

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The appeal court has struck down a claim of state immunity by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ordered it to pay its creditor the sum of US$104 million under two ... the restrictive doctrine- because the country had not yet ratified the convention. Jurisdiction taken HK judges may restrict immunity, while law on mainland does not Amount the Democratic Republic ...




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