David Perry QC responds to complaints of jury misdirection as ex-chief executive seeks leave to appeal against conviction and jail sentence for misconduct.
Hong Kong’s former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who served two-terms as leader from 2005-2012, faces misconduct charges during his time in office. A three-year graft probe by the Independent Commission Against Corruption examined whether Tsang accepted favours from tycoons during his tenure. Tsang was arrested on October 5, 2015. Although denying any conflict of interest, Tsang has previously admitted taking two holiday trips on private jets and another two on yachts while in office. He allegedly also failed to declare plans to lease a Shenzhen penthouse from a tycoon at a bargain rate. On February 17, 2017, Tsang was convicted of misconduct.