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  1. Business - Money - INVESTIGATIONS

    Litigation investment fund Centaur Litigation put in liquidation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Litigation investment fund put in liquidation A litigation investment fund under Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) investigation is being placed into liquidation following the discovery of "financial irregularities" by the fund's new advisory team. The fund in question is Centaur Litigation SPC, a reported HK$1.2 billion investment litigation fund, and was pitched ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Centaur Litigation funds 'misappropriated', backed failed lawsuits- report

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:35pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Centaur Litigation funds 'misappropriated': report Around £27 million (HK$340 million) of the £80 million raised by a litigation investment fund group was allegedly misappropriated, while much of the remainder has been lost backing failed lawsuits, an initial report by administrators reveals. Centaur Litigation funds had ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Apple, Amazon end ’app store’ lawsuit

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 10:55am by Reuters

    ... after Nike issued a covenant not to pursue its own infringement lawsuit. The court said allowing Already’s counterclaim could encourage litigation and discourage innovation. ...

  4. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Where flexibility meets cost efficiency in settling disputes

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

    ... James Berger James Berger, partner at King & Spalding, talks about the basic differences between resolutions reached through arbitration and litigation Where flexibility meets cost ... so carefully is about to be used. What should you expect? At a general level, the arbitration process is very much like litigation, or any other adjudicative process, as each party seeks ...

  5. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Doubts over litigation investment fund

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... over litigation investment fund Concerns are growing about the viability of a litigation investment fund worth a reported HK$1.2 billion after Hong Kong regulators raided the company's former office and many of the fund's supposed business partners disavowed any dealings with it. The firm in question is Buttonwood Legal Capital, the adviser of Centaur Litigation ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Xiaomi skips Barcelona, litigation challenge looms

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:22am by Doug Young

    ... will face in its global march, namely exposure to lawsuits and patent disputes. Western companies are much less aggressive in their pursuit of licensing fees and patent litigation inside China, ... does seem focused on its low- to mid-range smartphones for now. But the threat of patent litigation is very real, and Xiaomi would be well advised to hire a strong legal team if it decides ...

  7. Business - Companies

    For Apple, much to gain in fighting e-books case

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... Apple already talking to Hollywood studios and record companies, and may fear that caving to the Justice Department on e-books will embolden others Apple couldn’t have been too surprised on Wednesday when a judge slammed the company for violating antitrus ...

  8. Business - Companies

    China court hears claim Apple’s 'Siri' is a copycat

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in its digital personal assistant “Siri” has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said on Wednesday. Lawyers representing Apple and Zhizhen Network Techno ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Singapore's planned international commercial court to take legal business away from London and Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:49pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... as encroach on London’s dominance in litigation for big cross-border corporate spats. “Among the leading cities for dispute resolution, some are resting on their laurels and others are trying increase their attractiveness to parties – Singapore leads the pack in the latter category,” said Michael McIlwrath, senior litigation counsel for GE Oil & Gas, who is based in Florence, Italy. Benefiting from ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Repsol sues Chevron over shale development in Argentina

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Repsol, the Madrid-based oil and gas company, accused Chevron Corp. in a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan of improperly obtaining rights to develop Argentine shale and natural gas resources. In a complaint filed on Tuesday, Reps ...




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