Standard Chartered Asia is facing civil court action over allegedly slanderous and defamatory statements. Worldsec Corporate Finance and John Maguire are seeking damages from Standard Chartered over the statements made on or around January 23 this year. Victor Chan Yiu-keung is also named as a defendant in the action. The claim is being made for slander and/or defamation, or alternatively malicious falsehood in respect of the statements. Worldsec is also seeking costs and interest.