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Tax Alert: Mergers exempt from stamp duty
27 July 2021, Tax, Legal Alert, by Stefano Mariani,

In a decision that will no doubt come as a great relief to the funds, banking, and asset management industries, the Court of Appeal ruled in Nomura Funds Plc v Collector of Stamp… LEARN MORE

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Practical tips on private OFCs, subsidy grant scheme and re-domiciliation

On 25 June 2021, Fiona Fong, one of our financial services partners, interviewed Elizabeth Wong, an Associate Director of Investment Products at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures… LEARN MORE

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HKIAC Statistics
20 July 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Stanley Lo,

The HKIAC recently published its “Average Costs and Duration Report”, which reveals some interesting statistics about the average cost and duration of arbitrations administered… LEARN MORE

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Court refused to restrain payment under surety bond

In JML-Craft Pty Ltd v China Ping An Insurance (Hong Kong) Company Ltd, HCCT 27/2021, the subcontractor (P) applied for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the main contractor… LEARN MORE

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Court confirms modern approach to construing arbitration clauses

In Houtai Investment Holdings Ltd v Leung Yat Tung & Ors, HCA 1725/2019, the Plaintiff’s claims were made as owner of vessels, said to have been leased to CAE under oral agreements.… LEARN MORE

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Inconsistent and conflicting contractual terms – what is the Court’s approach?

In Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 718, the issue before England’s Court of Appeal was whether a quality certificate issued by an independent inspector at the… LEARN MORE

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An expert’s duty to avoid conflicts of interest

In Secretariat Consulting Pte Ltd v A Company [2021] EWCA Civ 6, England’s Court of Appeal held that, depending on the terms of the retainer, the relationship between a provider… LEARN MORE

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Blameless employer claiming against the wrongdoer – how much can the employer recover?

The Employees’ Compensation Ordinance Cap. 282 is a non-fault based system of compensation. Under this scheme, compulsorily-insured compensation is speedily paid to injured employees… LEARN MORE

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Data Export Compliance under China’s Data Security Law

On 10 June 2021, the Data Security Law (DSL), which will become effective as of 1 September 2021, was adopted in China. The enactment of the DSL marks the introduction of China’s… LEARN MORE

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China’s New Guidelines – Good News for Software Patents

Did you know? The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently revised the Examination Guidelines for software patents including artificial intelligence… LEARN MORE

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