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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vice-chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said lawyers found an important precedent in US legal history to support its judicial review. A 1958 US Supreme Court ruling in favour of the National Association ...

  2. Business - China Business - LAW

    Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go bankrupt

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... systems' principle means Hong Kong receivers and liquidators cannot freely handle the assets on the mainland, [the disposition of which depends] on the decisions of mainland courts, which may ... courts allowed him to recover between 40 per cent and 100 per cent of the mainland assets for Hong Kong creditors and shareholders, while in other cases, Hong Kong investors got nothing. ...

  3. Judiciary throws support behind economy

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... prominence in the report by the Supreme People's Court yesterday. Court president Wang Shengjun emphasised the need to strengthen the judiciary's capacity to rule on a 'new ... order.' Last year, the courts concluded about 580,000 financial disputes, 11.6 per cent more than in 2009, while the number of people charged with commercial crimes rose 19.5 per cent. The courts ...

  4. Protection of debtors' basic living standards to be enshrined in law

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The Supreme People's Court has moved to limit the power of law-enforcement authorities to seize debtors' assets, in an attempt to stem irregularities in debt-collection across the country. From the start of next year, authorities will not be able to confiscate eight categories of assets belonging to people ordered to pay up by the courts. The assets include ...

  5. First lawsuit in melamine milk scandal accepted

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was exposed six months ago but in vain. The turning point came early this month when Supreme People's Court deputy president Shen Deyong said courts were getting ready to accept lawsuits from ... Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing A Hebei court officially accepted a compensation lawsuit yesterday filed by an alleged victim of the melamine-tainted baby formula, the first known case accepted ...

  6. Chen faces fresh graft inquiry

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Yun-nan, spokesman of the Special Investigation Task Force under the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. The allegations came after Palau's president, Johnson Toribiong, told Taiwanese cable ... as the Taipei District Court started a new hearing on a separate case, in which the former leader was charged by prosecutors in September with embezzling US$330,000 in secret diplomatic funds between ...

  7. Human rights case over article angers free-speech fans

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... and discrimination converging in a single case. Supporters of Mark Steyn, a conservative writer, demonstrated in front of the tiny Vancouver Provincial Court building where the hearing was held ... over when freedom of speech crosses the line into discrimination. For his part, Steyn is hoping that the tribunal rules against him- so that he can take the case all the way to the Supreme ...

  8. Court rejects minibonds investor's request to force regulatory action

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A court has turned down a request by a minibonds noteholder to overturn decisions by regulators who she says failed to take proper action after investors lost billions ... HK$40,000-worth of minibonds from Bank of China, had filed an application at the Court of First Instance for a judicial review of a decision by the Securities and Futures Commission to discontinue its ...

  9. CAO close to completion of restructuring proposal

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... of the company's US$658 million debt returned to its creditors. The restructuring plan must be filed in the Supreme Court by Monday, although CAO will have a further six months to persuade the majority of its creditors to sign on to the deal. The court documents will also show whether the firm's derivatives losses now exceed the US$550 million it admitted when it first sought legal ...

  10. Confusion reigns over new legislation

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... in mid-July, the Supreme People's Court has started the work of drafting the so-called 'Regulations of Several Issues Concerning the Application of Enterprises Bankruptcy Law' so ... are impossible to pin down, but the number of cases heard in the courts is known to have dropped significantly. The lower numbers are leading to widespread speculation that there are problems ...




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