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Court rules on meaning of “default” in construction contract
06 November 2019, Construction, Newsletter, by Joseph Chung,

In the recent case of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v ABC Electrification Ltd [2019] EWHC 1769 (TCC), England’s Technology and Construction Court had to interpret the term “default”… LEARN MORE

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Court refuses to remit case back to arbitral tribunal for second time
06 November 2019, Construction, Newsletter, by Kwok Kit Cheung,

In a previous article we reported on the decision in P v M [2018] HKCFI 2280, whereby the Court held that the arbitral tribunal had failed to comply with section 46(3)(b) of the… LEARN MORE

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Court held that arbitration clause in head contract was not incorporated into sub-contract
06 November 2019, Construction, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen,

In Yun Kwan Construction Engineering Ltd v Shui Tai Construction Engineering Co Ltd, [2019] HKCFI 1841, the sole issue was whether the arbitration clause contained in the contracts… LEARN MORE

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The importance of monitoring time limits when enforcing arbitral awards
06 November 2019, Construction, Newsletter, by Kwok Kit Cheung,

In the recent case of Wang Peiji v Wei Zhiyong, HCMP 571/2019, the Plaintiff had been granted leave to enforce in Hong Kong an arbitration award made by the Ghangzhou Arbitration… LEARN MORE

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The 2019 Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

We have previously reported on the “February 2017 Draft Convention” of the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Convention). On 2 July… LEARN MORE

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So what if I ignore a Calderbank offer regardless of case merits?

In Bright Gold Limited v Mega Well Development Limited (HCA 2194/2011), Hon Anthony Chan J, amongst other things, dismissed Mega Well’s counterclaim against a law firm previously… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong – Mainland interim relief arrangement in aid of arbitration effective on 1 October 2019
24 October 2019, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Newsletter, by Robert Clark, Michelle Wan

The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-Ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative… LEARN MORE

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Multinational bank fined for telephone recording breaches

On 10 September 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced a public reprimand and a HK$2.1 million fine for a multinational bank for failures in complying with… LEARN MORE

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New licence requirement for depositories of public funds

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a consultation paper (Consultation) that proposes a new licensing regime for trustees and custodians (depositories)… LEARN MORE

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Licensing conditions for managing virtual assets portfolios

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced a regulatory framework for virtual assets on 1 November 2018. Our article of 22 November 2018 explains the framework and… LEARN MORE

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