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  1. A financial support scheme designed to protect witnesses

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... particularly when certain relevant people's interests may be affected,' she said. 'At the time, we were looking at cases such as industrial accidents. You can see how the wrong verdict ... in police custody, industrial accidents or hospital deaths where negligence may be a factor. 'If you're just a simple family, you don't really know what's going ...

  2. Financial crisis leads to big demand for specialists

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... levels and, despite the financial crisis, the financial services industry, particularly mainland and Asian banks, were also continuing to hire legal personnel, especially at the middle level, Ms ... The financial crisis has resulted in strong demand for experienced lawyers, with law firms and companies demanding skills in insolvency and restructuring. The business of legal recruitment ...

  3. Watchdog best way to ensure competition, says industry body

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... is preferable to having a 'one-size-fits-all' competition law, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries said. The recommendation supports the government's view that the group, headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, be made a statutory body with teeth to impose sanctions and deal with anti-competition complaints. As a statutory body, the group's composition should ...

  4. Contractors 'taking staff to the cleaners'

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... checking documents cannot reveal that the workers are being threatened.' She recommended a fund be set up to provide emergency financial support to workers who have been laid off for reporting ...

  5. Court dismisses Danone appeal against arbitration ruling

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will continue to pursue all legal options to protect its contractual rights and financial interests,' the company said. A Wahaha spokesman said it was looking forward to the ruling ...

  6. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... David Smyth and Warren Ganesh David Smyth and Warren Ganeshof Smyth & Co consider Hong Kong's new financial dispute resolution scheme Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial ...

  7. New market rules seen triggering spate of scandals

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of financial crimes. The prosecution office and the public security ministry had solicited the CSRC's opinion on several occasions to draft the rules, sources said. A CSRC deputy department chief ... steps to protect retail investors after it banned two fund managers- Tang Jian and Wang Limin- from the industry and fined each 500,000 yuan (HK$557,800) for insider trading. The punishment fell ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's graft laws apply to Zhu Rongji's son and other members of new body

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Dennis Chong, Peggy Sito

    ... "If the council has no power and cannot lobby other governments, how can it help to promote the local financial industry?" asked Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, legislator for the financial ... law The son of former premier Zhu Rongji and other financial heavyweights appointed to the new Financial Services Development Council will be subject to the city's anti-corruption laws ...

  9. Financial status of maids 'irrelevant'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Appeal should not take into account social and economic factors when interpreting whether the Basic Law recognises the right of foreign domestic helpers to apply for permanent residency, a court heard yesterda ...

  10. Banks want clarity on money-laundering bill

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

    ... The association yesterday made a 45-page submission to the Legislative Council bills committee for the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Bill. It said while ... or corporation, and one on whom a bank was required to conduct due diligence investigation, was not in line with international standards and would cause practical difficulties in the industry ...




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