Legal Documents

The contracts that never let you go

The consumer watchdog has called on service providers to change contract terms that are unfair to customers, saying it has identified a dozen areas of concern.

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012, 12:00am

Woman wants HK$5.5b from ex

A woman claiming HK$5.5 billion from her divorced husband secretly signed a deed to cancel a nuptial agreement, defeating the wish of the man's father to protect his tremendous wealth, a court heard yesterday.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Phone companies agree to treat customers better

Faced with growing public discontent over the way they treat their customers, the city's major operators of fixed and mobile phone networks have agreed to follow a new voluntary code of conduct.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Vendors vow more protests over contracts

A market vendors' union vowed continued action after a chicken vendor jumped from a footbridge outside Ngau Chi Wan market yesterday during a protest against a new tenancy contract introduced by the Food and Health Bureau.

The 39-year-old man landed safely on an air cushion. He complained of back pain but refused to go to hospital.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Arms dealer pleads guilty

A businessman yesterday pleaded guilty in District Court to two counts of arms dealing without a licence for shipping 2,493 stun guns via Hong Kong to Andorra. He Honglu, 42, who owns a trading firm, admitted he shipped the guns in July 2008 from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then had FedEx ship them to the small country between Spain and France.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Shenzhen eases land auction terms

The Shenzhen municipal government will allow the winning bidder at a land auction to be held later this month to pay for the development site in three instalments in an attempt to lure cash-strapped developers back to its auction hall.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Stick to British rules, says lawyer

There are no established rules to dictate how a prenuptial agreement should be drafted in Hong Kong.

But lawyer Jonathan Mok Chi-ying advises couples to follow the British guidelines in order to ensure it is taken seriously by both local and overseas jurisdictions.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers challenge copying ban

Rules governing poll materials are being interpreted too tightly, say observers

Lawmakers have called on the government to explain why it is barring the public from making copies of election-related material that it makes available for public viewing.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The essence of a contractual workplace relationship

MANY ORGANISATIONS tend to draft employment contracts on a standard template and then forget about them until a problem arises.

But this approach is likely to invite trouble in the workplace.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Patio dispute triggers call for caution on property agreements

Beware verbal agreements, Consumer Council warns buyers

The Consumer Council is warning people to carefully consider the terms of written agreements when buying property and to be more wary of verbal promises that may not hold up in the contract.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The Couple's Book

The Couple's Book

by Benrik

Hodder & Stoughton $195

19 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Performance bonds provide a safety net, but no guarantees

Hutchison 3G UK recently had a brush in the British courts with Israeli software house Team Telecom International (TTI). The dispute centred on a performance bond.

TTI had a contract with the British telecoms arm of Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa Group to provide software to manage Hutchison's new 3G network in Britain.

16 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

West African firm sued over $6.5m in 'unpaid for' goods

A Hong Kong company claims it has not been paid since August 1998 for $6.5 million worth of goods supplied to a West African firm. Alleging that the consignee had no more than $52,000 in paid-up capital, the Hong Kong firm is suing for the millions plus interest.

30 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Macau ivory haul

Marine police have seized 91kg of ivory at Macau international airport. The contraband, including five full elephant tusks, was detected during a check on goods being returned to Bangkok because the consignee refused delivery.

11 May 2001 - 12:00am

Duplicate MTRC shareholders get two weeks' grace

Central Registration Hong Kong will extend for two weeks the deadline for investors to replace duplicated MTRC share certificates because about 10 per cent have still not returned their duplicates.

14 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

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