Benjamin Yu

Case argued for supermarket at Li Ka-shing's HQ

A company associated with Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa mounted a legal challenge yesterday to a rezoning that blocked the firm's plan to convert 78 car park spaces at the Cheung Kong Center in Central into a supermarket.

Tuesday, 8 November, 2011, 12:00am

Brother and sister on opposite sides in land battle

The unnamed 'seventh defendant' in the Mei Foo case became a source of embarrassment for the developer and its lawyer in court yesterday.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Issues for Beijing offered in Congo case

The government has put forward the questions it would like to see the Court of Final Appeal ask Beijing when deciding on Hong Kong's foreign immunity position - but stopped short of requesting the interpretation.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Board unfair in handling of 'toothpick' site, court hears

A Swire subsidiary defending a controversial development in the Mid-Levels says the Town Planning Board did not look at the big picture for the Seymour Road project.

International Trader wants to build a 54-storey building - nicknamed 'the toothpick' by its opponents - on a parcel of land that is sandwiched between unrestricted zones, which the company also owns.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Developer seeks judicial review to loosen Mid-Levels restrictions

Swire Properties is seeking a judicial review to ease town planning restrictions to facilitate the building of a luxury residence in Mid-Levels.

It is the second judicial review launched by a Swire subsidiary, International Trader Limited (ITL), for a proposed residential tower of more than 50 storeys on Seymour Road and Castle Steps.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Phone call revisited

Benjamin Yu asked Mrs Law if she had asked Professor Magdalena Mok to fire then-lecturer Ip Kin-yuen in a phone conversation

Mr Yu: 'Would you accept the possibility that you have used the word 'fire', although it might not have been your intention?'

Mrs Law: 'I would rather not. It's because it was highly improbable.'

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Partial victory for Nina Wang

Billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum has failed in a bid to find out who bankrolled her father-in-law's attempt to gain control of her late husband's HK$23 billion empire.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

School asks for more time to attract pupils

A school facing closure after being ordered to cease Primary One classes because of under-enrolment argued in court yesterday that it should be allowed more time to establish itself.

HKCCGA Cheng Jack Yiu School in Stanley is one of 22 schools that failed to recruit the minimum 23 pupils, as required by the Education and Manpower Bureau.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am