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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Failure to observe formalities can lead to danger

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... Michael Lower Formal records are useful when dealing with land ownership to minimise risk of legal battles Failure to observe formalities can lead to danger If land law brings any image to mind, it might be that of a pile of title deeds. Formality has a very important part to play in land law. When it comes to something as expensive and important as land, certainty is important. ...

  2. Sanlu court action put on hold

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as in land-loss litigation. 'The main problem is that there is no way to seek redress under the current system on the court's inaction or rejection of a case, apart from petitioning. ...

  3. ICAC seeks curbs on phone-tap evidence

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... the prosecution of 42-year-old Mo Yuk-ping on charges of stock manipulation involving the Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Land Holding controlled by her husband. Mo's lawyer, Cheng Huan SC, argued ... application for a closed-door hearing today. Mo is accused of conspiring with her secretary, Chung Sau-ling, 30, and others to manipulate shares of Shanghai Land Holdings between June 2000 and May ...

  4. News - China

    Anhui man secretly detained after land dispute hearing

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 04:08pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui A villager from Anhui filed a report with police on Wednesday, claiming he was arrested by unknown persons, illegally detained and tortured after appearing at a land dispute ... from Guomen village in Biyang town, Yi county, Huangshan – sued the county government for an administrative omission over a land dispute and subse quently lost the case. He appealed ...

  5. Change to land charges can fight urban blight

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the costs and time involved in compensating former owners and tenants. 'The full land premium charged for lease modification is one of the key factors holding back developers and owners ... its view and account for the holding cost of land, stamp duty, legal costs, and payouts to former owners, Mr Lau said. However, he said the weak economy was the dominant factor behind ...

  6. Holding Gu Kailai trial in Anhui is in line with policy for major cases

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The decision to hear the case against Gu Kailai more than 1,000 kilometres from Chongqing, where her husband Bo Xilai was once party boss, fits with Beijing's preference in recent years to try senior officials fa ...

  7. Doubts cast over use of open space as plaza

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... owners' compliance with the land lease. The developer, Cheung Kong (Holdings), is also being challenged for obstructing a public passageway in its Central headquarters after the release ... It was difficult to leave the passageway open. A 1,300 square metre atrium on a level two podium of Bayshore Towers had been listed as public space, according to information that was released by the Lands ...

  8. Ex-beauty queen liable in land fraud

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... queen- his former lover- and two others liable for repayment of more than $350 million in proceeds from a land-deal fraud. The judgment against Tommy Chio Ho-cheong, 56, Elsie Chan Yik-zee, 38, ... that the defendants were wrongfully holding the sum of $350,534,416. The court was told that Peconic was a joint venture set up to facilitate the deal between the bank and Mr Chio and Ms Chan's company ...

  9. Pair jailed for bribes paid to store manager

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Holdings, in return for renovation and maintenance contracts. Kwong was earlier sentenced to seven months' jail and ordered to pay HK$150,000 to the government. In sentencing Yeung and Kan, ... rebate on behalf of Kan. But after their business partnership fell apart, Kan paid Kwong directly. Luk Fook Holdings is a jewellery chain. Kwong was responsible for obtaining quotes ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... How will Sharif, who has been in favour of holding talks with the Taliban and against US drone attacks in the tribal areas, tackle the growing extremism? A dialogue with Taliban militants ...




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