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David Cotton, counsel - corporate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

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David Cotton, counsel - corporate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: European Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'Protecting and enforcing your IP rights in China: Practical solutions from the experts'. Conrad Hotel.

American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Anti-corruption challenges facing in-house counsel: Recent developments and practical advice for common scenarios and compliance programs'. Bank of America Tower.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Events

Monday, June 22: European Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'Protecting and enforcing your IP rights in China: Practical solutions from the experts'. Conrad Hotel.

American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Anti-corruption challenges facing in-house counsel: Recent developments and practical advice for common scenarios and compliance programs'. Bank of America Tower.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Helpful tips on tricky words

Do you know the difference between 'advice' and 'advise'?

Advice (n) - an opinion

If you give someone advice, you give them suggestions or guidance as to what they should do in a particular situation.

Advise (v) - to suggest or recommend

If you advise someone to do something, you suggest what they should do and tell them why.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Barrister in bike accident

A motorcycle accident prevented barrister John Haynes from turning up as defence counsel on the 10th day of a murder trial yesterday. Mr Haynes had the accident on his bike on the flyover near the Yacht Club in Causeway Bay on Sunday afternoon, the Court of First Instance heard. Mr Haynes suffered two cracked ribs and double vision.

26 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Body 'must advise'

Judges could disregard the Standing Committee's reinterpretation if it did not consult the Basic Law Committee, a senior counsel said yesterday.

Alan Hoo Hon-ching said: 'The interpretation will lose its legal status if the Standing Committee does not follow the steps written in the law.' He added the Government's decision was appropriate.

21 May 1999 - 12:00am

Opening date considered 'set in stone'

Cargo handlers had no choice but to open SuperTerminal 1 on July 6 because the date was 'set in stone', despite being some six weeks before its contracted opening.

23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Legal costs could run to $40m

LEGAL costs for the marathon 131-day trial could run to $40 million or more, experts say.

Speculation has run rife since the start of the trial, with cost estimates ranging from $250,000 a day to a grand total of $90 million.

An expert in legal costs told the Sunday Morning Post the bill was likely to run to $40 million.

2 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Plan to cancel schemes would generate $6.7m

About $6.7 million could be saved in the next financial year if a proposal to cancel three localisation schemes at the Department of Justice is approved.

Historically, it was one of the departments with the highest percentage of expatriates, but it is now 80 per cent localised.

31 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

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