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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - POINT OF LAW

    China property retains its appeal despite the risks

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster, Jennifer Chase

    ... Jeremy Liebster and Jennifer Chase Jeremy Liebster and Jennifer Chase, of DLA Piper, Hong Kong, discuss the rise of private equity real estate investment in China Mainland property retains ... is bucking the trend. This is driven by growing interest from major global funds readying themselves for acquisitions. The Chinese government is under increasing pressure to dampen the property price ...

  2. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New law may bolster Hong Kong market for Islamic finance

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

    ... compliant with Islamic sharia law in Hong Kong wanted to finance a property or business located in the city, it would need to find a more structured solution involving assets located ... 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 ...

  3. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Chinese firms take on world in IP battle

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by XINAG WANG

    ... Xiang Wang Xiang Wang, partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, discusses intellectual property issues on the mainland Chinese firms take on world in IP battle China has a short intellectual property history but has become the top IP filing destination. Increasingly, Chinese companies are litigating in Chinese courts as both plaintiffs and defendants. But in courts in foreign ...

  4. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Intellectual property management growing in importance within Asia

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by SHARON WANG, Jason Resnick

    ... Sharon Wang and Jason Resnick Wang and Resnick of CPA Global talk about rising demand to protect intellectual property, especially from China, the No 2 filer of patents Business expansion in Asia calls for need to guard assets Phenomenal economic growth in Asia, in particular Greater China and South Korea, has brought with it a stronger focus on intellectual property (IP) ...

  5. Property - International - POINT OF LAW

    Investors need to act fast with caution

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster

    ... as a global centre of commerce means property in the city is viewed by many Hong Kong and mainland buyers as a safe asset at a time of global uncertainty. This means that even with some commercial ... added renewed interest to the city's property scene. London is also a place where it is easy to do business and, in particular, buy property. Title records at the Land Registry contain ...

  6. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Dealing and non-disclosure causes for prosecution

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by ALLAN LEUNG, Danny Leung

    ... that the property represents the proceeds of crime is not necessary. Anti-money-laundering law requirements are very stringent, with dire consequences for non-compliance. The dealing offence carries ... Kong's anti-money-laundering provisions have in recent years come under scrutiny, and the authorities have continued to crack down on suspected money laundering by developing new laws ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 ... the original owner's title. Except for government land, no action to recover landed property is allowed after 12 years from the date upon which the right of action accrued. Time starts to run when ...

  9. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Guidelines help China to take step forward in data privacy

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT THIIEL

    ... Scott Thiel Scott Thiel, a partner in the intellectual property and technology practice at DLA Piper Hong Kong, talks about privacy on the mainland Shedding light on the murky world of data protection China takes a step forward in data privacy? The mainland is one of the few remaining major markets in Asia without a comprehensive law regulating the use and handling ...

  10. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Prest divorce case clarifies limits of a corporate holding of assets in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by STACEY DEVOY

    ... Prest did not pay. He claimed not to have the money. He said valuable assets which the wife had alleged were his property were actually owned by the Petrodel group of companies. Accordingly, ... affecting property to which a party is "entitled" and so the court ordered that Petrodel's assets be transferred to Mrs Prest to partly satisfy her financial award. The Court ...




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