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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn. Conveyancing lawyers are holding the extra taxes they have collected from property ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hui trial: alleged go-between's sister-in-law testifies against him

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:48pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Sister-in-law testifies for prosecution in the Rafael Hui graft case, says alleged go-between routed money through her bank account Hui trial: Kwan 'used in-law's account' The sister-in-law of an alleged go-between in the relationship between former government No2 Rafael Hui Si-yan and the co-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Walter Kwok's bid for review of Law Society case thrown out by High Court

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Kwok brother's legal bid thrown out The High Court yesterday threw out an application by ousted Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung for a judicial review of the handling of his defamation complaint against a lawyer. The SHKP chairman had filed the complaint with the Law Society against solicitor William Kwan Cheuk-yin. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Tycoons in 'charade' to defeat assets claim, ex-wife's lawyers say

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:29am by Austin Chiu

    ... former father-in-law Samuel Tak Lee that he had the right to buy his son's billion-dollar property business at a nominal price was nothing but a "charade". The scheme was created ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Property chief and son schemed to prevent ex-wife from getting marital assets, say lawyers for woman who won HK$1.4 billion settlement Tycoons ...

  5. Local dealers make no bones about trade

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... law, fossils were the property of the state. Traders could be charged with possession of stolen goods, he said. But dealers believe the sale of fossils is legal in Hong Kong.'If it's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Church faces unholy row over 'crowding'

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:52am by Austin Chiu

    ... properties. "I suspect there is a commercial agenda behind this litigation," said Hong Kong Mandarin Bible Church deacon Timothy Li, who is a partner of global law firm Sidley Austin. ... to buy its properties. The church agreed to consider the proposal and set up a committee to explore the possibilities. A few days later, the incorporated owners launched their action. But Shen ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui ‘rather generous’ in treating people to meals, corruption trial hears

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:04pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Properties executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen and Kwan, millions of dollars from the Kwok brothers of SHKP. Chin said he ran a business with Kwan selling Alco-out, a drug said to prevent ... status as Chan's brother-in-law did not affect his evidence. "Do you remember yesterday the prosecutor tried three times to get you to say you are a good friend of Mr Chan?" Winter ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Church sued over packed services

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Austin Chiu

    ... with relevant laws and regulations" but did not agree with the calculation of the capacity and would "present our case … for a fair and just determination". The owners acted after building manager Prosperity Land Estate Management took out insurance for accidental injuries or property damage. The policy would be invalid if the management failed to take "reasonable ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Rafael Hui portrayed as Kwoks' 'inside man' as prosecution sets out case in graft trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:13am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, Enoch Yiu

    ... and misconduct in public office. Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit ... it in his tax return, the lawyer says. This money, the prosecutor alleges, was so Hui would be the property conglomerate's inside man, their "eye and ear in the government".  4.27pm: ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Billionaire's 'rights breached' by divorce case ruling, court hears

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Austin Chiu

    ... committed forgery and perjured themselves. Lawyers for Lee, whose company has a vast global property portfolio, argued yesterday that handing over the papers to prosecutors was a breach of the Bill ... was an "absolute right" in common law, which could only be changed by legislation. "Criminal investigation does not trump privilege," Thomas said. Martin Pointer QC, for the son, argued ...




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