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  1. 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 could not have Petrodel's assets.   The final word from the Supreme Court The Supreme Court has now given the company assets back to Mrs Prest despite endorsing the Court of Appeal decision that corporate-held assets are immune from attack except in cases where fraud or abuse justifies tearing away the corporate veil. The Supreme Court also criticised the High Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1296504/prest-divorce-case-clarifies-limits-corporate-holding-assets-hong
  2. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Corporate structure comes in play when love boat hits rocks

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by STACEY DEVOY

    ... and a fast car" for the economically more powerful spouse. The wife has now appealed to the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal in England.   What could this mean for families in Hong Kong? ... held within a corporate structure not to be the property of the shareholders- the so-called "corporate veil". The commercial courts will only contemplate piercing the corporate veil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1200617/corporate-structure-comes-play-when-love-boat-hits-rocks
  3. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    SFC's civil court pursuit raises concern

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... SFC's civil court pursuit raises concern Much has been written recently about the Securities and Futures Commission's pursuit of alleged market misconduct. This has come on the back of the recent Court of Final Appeal judgment in the Tiger Asia Management & Ors versus SFC case last month. The case decided that the SFC does have jurisdiction under section 213 of the Securities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1253535/sfcs-civil-court-pursuit-raises-concern
  4. 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

    ... are excluded from that settlement. Other banks have been “persuaded” by the SFC and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to settle similar claims. But professional investors who have commenced court ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1298272/sfc-tries-enhance-professional-investors-protection
  5. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Shareholders use rights to see records

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by WARREN GANESH, JASON CARMICHAEL

    ... such as to prick the conscience of the court, the better. For example, dubious corporate transactions, unauthorised bonuses and questionable directors' expenses-particularly, if those expenses ... instance and on appeal) before the courts in Hong Kong. In about two-thirds of these cases the shareholder has obtained a court order for access to substantial company records. While each case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1279051/shareholders-use-rights-see-records
  6. 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

    ... their way through the courts. These disputes have their origins in losses incurred by investors as a result of investing in certain structured investment products during the "bull market" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1081855/odds-not-favour-investors-forward-accumulator-court
  7. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Arbitration builds on progress in Asia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Kent Phillips, Roger Milburn

    ... local courts, which are often viewed as inefficient, parochial or worse. The increased use of international arbitration has been aided by promotion from international administering institutions, the growth of a well-developed cadre of international specialists to act as counsel and arbitrators, and increasing acceptance of arbitration by domestic legislators and courts. Arbitration also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1274205/arbitration-builds-progress-asia
  8. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    HK High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by DONNA WACKER

    ... Donna Wacker Donna Wacker, a partner of Clifford Chance, looks at the issue of mainland secrecy laws and their effect on Hong Kong companies High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law Regulators and accountants in Hong Kong are facing a challenge of how to handle China's state secrecy laws. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance earlier this month ordered Ernst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1040260/hk-high-court-set-decide-reach-state-secrets-law
  9. Business - POINT OF LAW

    High Court set to decide on state secrets law's reach

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by DONNA WACKER

    ... Donna Wacker Donna Wacker, a partner of Clifford Chance, looks at the issue of mainland secrecy laws and their effect on Hong Kong companies High Court set to decide on reach of state secrets law Regulators and accountants in Hong Kong are facing a challenge of how to handle China's state secrecy laws. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance earlier this month ordered Ernst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1040076/high-court-set-decide-state-secrets-laws-reach
  10. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Hong Kong injunctions balanced striking dock worker, landowner rights

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Sherrington, Jennifer Dickey

    ... Patrick Sherrington and Jennifer Dickey Hogan Lovells lawyers explain that the court orders against striking stevedores balanced the right to protest with the rights of landowners Strike injunctions balanced parties' rights During the recent 40-day dock-workers strike, owners of the Kwai Chung Container Terminal and the Cheung Kong Centre applied to the Court for interlocutory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1248390/hong-kong-injunctions-balanced-striking-dock-worker-landowner

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