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  1. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New law may bolster Hong Kong market for Islamic finance

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by DAVIDE BARZILAI

    ... Davide Barzilai Davide Barzilai, a banking partner at Norton Rose, talks about Islamic finance in Hong Kong New law will bolster HK market for Islamic finance The Financial Services ... with a conventional product yielding similar economic returns, such as a bond. In brief, Islamic law prohibits various activities, including the payment and receipt of interest. This means that while loans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1128757/new-law-may-bolster-hong-kong-market-islamic
  2. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Personal data law's selling point is much tighter rules on privacy

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Parsons

    ... Mark Parsons Mark Parsons, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, looks at how new regulations affect business use of consumers' personal details Data law's selling point is tighter ... reforms, which took effect on October 1 this year. How does the new law affect marketing using personal data? Much of the legislative reforms have focused on tightening the rules around using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1062627/personal-data-laws-selling-point-much-tighter-rules-privacy
  3. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    HK High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by DONNA WACKER

    ... Donna Wacker Donna Wacker, a partner of Clifford Chance, looks at the issue of mainland secrecy laws and their effect on Hong Kong companies High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law Regulators and accountants in Hong Kong are facing a challenge of how to handle China's state secrecy laws. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance earlier this month ordered Ernst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1040260/hk-high-court-set-decide-reach-state-secrets-law
  4. Business - POINT OF LAW

    High Court set to decide on state secrets law's reach

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by DONNA WACKER

    ... Donna Wacker Donna Wacker, a partner of Clifford Chance, looks at the issue of mainland secrecy laws and their effect on Hong Kong companies High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law Regulators and accountants in Hong Kong are facing a challenge of how to handle China's state secrecy laws. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance earlier this month ordered Ernst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1040076/high-court-set-decide-state-secrets-laws-reach
  5. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Agree how to disagree- the first step to dispute resolution

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by JAMES BERGER

    ... unfamiliar, and expensive for the defendant, who may be required to litigate a dispute under foreign procedures and law. As a result, sophisticated parties routinely include dispute resolution provisions in their agreements. These agreements may take many forms, ranging from "governing law" agreements, which say that a particular body of law will govern the contract; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1068190/agree-how-disagree-first-step-dispute-resolution
  6. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Corporate structure comes in play when love boat hits rocks

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by STACEY DEVOY

    ... in divorce? Do they include company assets? Family law potentially takes account of all assets of the parties when considering financial provision on divorce. Both parties are obliged to disclose ... often hold matrimonial assets such as the family home or investments. Company law and family law, traditionally, take different approaches to corporate-held assets. Company law regards assets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1200617/corporate-structure-comes-play-when-love-boat-hits-rocks
  7. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Hong Kong's reputation as a neutral arbitration centre grows

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL STARR

    ... Paul Starr Paul Starr of King & Wood Mallesons discusses the role of Hong Kong as a neutral arbitration centre for companies operating in the region City finds favour as place to settle disputes After the flurry of major disputes in the 2000s that fol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1154043/hong-kongs-reputation-neutral-arbitration-centre-grows
  8. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Filling in the gaps on squatter's title

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN YIP

    ... Alan Yip Mayer Brown JSM partner Alan Yip discusses the Law Reform Commission proposal to overhaul the law on adverse possession Filling in the gaps on squatter's title What ... registration systems in common law jurisdictions: the deeds registration system, which is a register of documents; and the title registration system, which is a proof of ownership. The existing system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1138780/filling-gaps-squatters-title
  9. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Trade group ties expose firms to antitrust suits

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Charles Rule, Joseph Bial

    ... The district court judge was not convinced by this argument, and the New York jury found that the Chinese defendants violated American antitrust law, fining Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical and its parent ... litigation in the US under antitrust laws. In particular, Chinese companies in concentrated industries that consider themselves to be acting at the behest of the Chinese government may be deemed- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1210983/trade-group-ties-expose-firms-antitrust-suits
  10. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Where flexibility meets cost efficiency in settling disputes

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by JAMES BERGER

    ... under the applicable law. But beyond these general similarities, there are significant differences that will affect a disputing party's strategic and tactical decisions.   How does ... the judge's obligation is to reach the correct result under law. Where a strong claim is barred by a technicality, the judge is generally duty-bound to deny the claim. Powerful or important evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1221679/where-flexibility-meets-cost-efficiency-settling-disputes

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