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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    An unwelcome reminder of why 'the law is an ass'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:31am by Howard Winn

    ... it has been receiving hand-delivered legal documents: writs, bundles of skeleton arguments from two law firms- Simmons & Simmons and Howse Williams Bowers. However, the respondents no longer ... "We tell both firms' delivery employees that the service is incorrect- their response is simply: 'We know this, just throw them away'," writes Aquitaine's group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577220/arts-affairs
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... appellant body, the Municipal Services Appeals Board. So it was with some interest we see Mr Justice Kevin Zervos calling for the reform of the process by which liquor licences are issued. ... judicial officers establishing a body of relevant law and legal principles". Another problem raised by Zervos is that all restaurants and bars occupy premises that have been zoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1576322/judge-zervos-calls-reform-liquor-licensing-process
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sino Iron fiasco has Clive Palmer changing his attitude to China

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... US$2 billion attempt at hedging the company's Australian dollar risk that cost chairman Larry Yung Chi-kin his job. Sino Iron and Palmer are involved in a number of legal actions. ... legal dispute was settled. That is, over who operates Port Preston, from where Sino ships its ore. Preston has been declared a "security" port by the government, which means ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1579552/sino-iron-fiasco-has-clive-palmer-changing-his-attitude-china
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Annells' companies sued by law firm

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by Howard Winn

    ... for HK$1.4 million for fees and legal services. It is also seeking interest on this sum from the date of the writ and costs. The companies were founded by tax consultant Deborah Annells and she ... on April 11. Annells has applied for legal aid and her assets are being assessed to see if she is eligible. She is due to appear in court on August 15.   A breath of fresh air The air in Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1567229/annells-companies-sued-law-firm
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's Christmas again with David Webb's Arts Optical tip

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... pay the minimum amount on their credit card bills regularly. This represents a huge opportunity for financial services providers, says Accenture, if they can change people's perceptions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577980/its-christmas-again-david-webbs-arts-optical-tip
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... space" as the government likes to call it falls under the dreaded rule of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. We often had occasion to marvel at their management of squash courts where ... to say not much of this is enforced.   Planning permission issue gets curiouser and curiouser Our civil service works in strange ways. We've had another look at the planning papers related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573854/fun-park
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Closed to media' event at Foreign Correspondents' Club

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Howard Winn

    ... Will Offshore and Midshore Jurisdictions Remain Viable? In the blurb accompanying the invitation: "Offshore and midshore financial services are essential catalysts in the global financial system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572400/closed-media-event-foreign-correspondents-club
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKEx still feels the pain of losing Alibaba to the United States

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Howard Winn

    ... guaranteed by Levi Kushnir. Vaacov Liraz acted as a legal adviser to Chainrai during this period. The writ alleges conduct amounting to breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, ... Asia Job Index tracks advertisements for professionals. These grew 28 per cent in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year. In Hong Kong job adverts for legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1568626/hkex-still-feels-pain-losing-alibaba-united-states
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Wu pays the price of professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:59am by Howard Winn

    ... but it is unclear whether it will also pay Wu's. If not that leaves Wu with a HK$250,000 fine, a charge of HK$1 million for the HKICPA's costs plus his own legal fees, which presumably are no less ... In the meantime, while this case has been allowed to drag on for more than 10 years Wu has developed another career in public service helped by political friends in high places. Had he come under the ambit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557780/anthony-wu-pays-price-professional-misconduct
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Benefits of pork

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:54am by Howard Winn

    ... this opportunity to assure you that the building is in full compliance with all relevant fire service regulations and requirements." The notice concludes: "With a view to raising tenants' awareness, we shall invite representatives from the Fire Services Department to hold safety talks for tenants." It is surely the building management rather than the tenants that requires ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563751/benefits-pork

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