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  1. Property - International - POINT OF LAW

    Investors need to act fast with caution

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

    ... Corporation tax rates are falling and will soon be at 20 per cent, while stamp duty land tax on commercial property is generally payable at 4 per cent of the purchase price. The government collects ... of the general anti-avoidance rule. Note that it is no longer attractive to buy high-value residential property in a corporate vehicle as this is now subject to high stamp duty land tax (at 15 per cent), ...

  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

    ... 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 and the Treasury Bureau presented feedback last year on the consultation on proposed amendments to the Inland Revenue Ordinance and the Stamp Duty Ordinance to ease development of an Islamic bond, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - POINT OF LAW

    SFC tries to enhance professional investors' protection

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:39am by DAVID SMYTH AND WARREN GANESH

    ... last year. The court found that the bank was entitled to rely on its contractual terms and did not owe a duty to the investor to advise or to warn of risks (among other things). The courts have ...

  4. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Anyone can own a French vineyard- here's how to get started

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by MARK STEVENS, Nicholas Cook and Erwan Heurtel

    ... of mainland investors, and has been coupled with Hong Kong's transformation into the region's wine hub following the abolition of duties in 2008. Although not for everyone, there are many ...

  5. 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

    ... Processing- The administrator must process personal information in accordance with the notifications made to the subject. It also has the duty to ensure completeness and accuracy of the personal ...

  6. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Where flexibility meets cost efficiency in settling disputes

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

    ... the judge's obligation is to reach the correct result under law. Where a strong claim is barred by a technicality, the judge is generally duty-bound to deny the claim. Powerful or important evidence ...

  7. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New data standard signals change ahead

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Scott Thiel

    ... is required. Processing: The administrator must process information in accordance with the notifications issued to the subject. They also have the duty to ensure the completeness and accuracy ...

  8. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Mis-selling financial products

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Georgia Dawson and Peter So

    ... customer who sued the bank for breach of contract and duties of care after losing several million US dollars in her investments in hundreds of accumulators and structured financial products, ... it or not. In light of the non-reliance clauses, the court held that the bank did not owe the plaintiff duties to advise and to ensure the suitability of the financial products (as the plaintiff ...

  9. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Directors beware as regulator seeks to stem misconduct

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN EWINS

    ... and regulatory developments in recent times designed to enhance various duties of directors under the general law and to target potential areas of misconduct for listed companies and institutions.   So, ... Corporate law is also being updated and modernised to ensure the standards for running a Hong Kong company are more fully spelt out. For example, the duties of directors to their company are now set ...

  10. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Odds not in favour of investors in 'forward accumulator' court cases

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH AND WARREN GANESH, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

    ... a bank) to recoup significant losses that the investor blames on the bank and its staff. The investor's usual modus operandi is to claim that the bank breached its contractual duties ...



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