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  1. A lesson in government as city settles demolition row

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of civil disputes. Let the law talk.' But Zou Tao, a Shenzhen-based property rights activist said he doubted whether the dispute would have been resolved so smoothly away from the media ... said the Property Law, which was passed at the annual session of National People's Congress last month and will come into effect in October, was the biggest hope for private home owners. ...

  2. Why these little Olympians are now HK's most protected species

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Olympic Committee's- intellectual property rights. 'The breadth of its protective and creative efforts is simply breathtaking,' according to lawyer Peter Shen Zhongquan, who filed ... He compared the process- three years in the making and continuing still- to the public listing of a company. Based on standard fees charged by the Intellectual Property Department, at least ...

  3. Building height rules are unfair and will discourage investment

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... blocks. Hong Kong has a proud history of maintaining the rule of law and individual property rights are a mainstay of Hong Kong's economic, political and judicial system. This has allowed ... calling for height restrictions in Mid-Levels west are not in accordance with the promotion of individual property rights and violate private investors' and home owners' interests. ...

  4. Economist says give poor rights, not infrastructure

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... to focus on building a sound legal framework to protect the rights of the rural poor. A proposed law on private property rights, which was supposed to be on the agenda for voting at this year's National People's Congress, has been delayed to allow for further consultation. Draft laws are usually reviewed two or three times before being passed, but the private property law ...

  5. Relocation deal ends Chongqing standoff

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the National People's Congress to discuss and pass a controversial law that stipulates private and collectively owned properties will be accorded the same protection as public property. All eyes ... appetite with daily, sometimes hourly, updates about the standoff. It was portrayed as a major test of the new Property Law, even though it will not come to effect until October 1. Ordinary ...

  6. Kuala Lumpur offers affordable luxury

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... speculation, we doubt it will put off foreign interest in Malaysian properties,' Lee says. Successfully standardising property law has made it easier for foreigners to get mortgages and local ... Ajay Shamdasani With Asian property relatively unaffected by the recession and the regional recovery well under way, investors are considering Malaysian luxury residences, which are still ...

  7. On the Move

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... white collar crime, law enforcement and regulatory matters. He also handles corporate litigation, shareholders' disputes and insolvency matters, defamation cases, as well as property ... University of Hong Kong, she joins the authority from Hysan Development. Irene Hui Solicitor Hampton Winter and Glynn An experienced matrimonial lawyer, Hui joins the law firm from So, Lung & ...

  8. Argentina can be a profitable 'adventure'

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... their property portfolio by gaining exposure to South America,' she says. 'The capital, Buenos Aires, has property owners from all over the world. Property laws are respected and good quality ... Tommy Lee Jones and Sylvester Stallone- reportedly own property there. Argentina offers privacy, visual beauty, great wine, a sunny climate and favourable tax laws. And, of course, there's ...

  9. US brokerage revises its approach to Hong Kong

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Agency and Midland Realty- muscling into Hong Kong's tightly held property brokerage market is not easy, noted Samson Law Lai-choi, who speaks from experience. Centaline and Midland's ... Peggy Sito A failed attempt to enter Hong Kong's brokerage market has not deterred US property agency Intero Real Estate Services from seeking a foothold in the city to sell local ...

  10. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and manufacturers are among the thousands of Hong Kong companies who have spent precious manhours training staff and upgrading in-house procedures over the past six months to ensure compliance with the law, which was implemented on July 1. The law, said to be the toughest in the world, prohibits the offering or acceptance of bribes from foreign public- and private-sector officials, and lays down ...




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