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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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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

Time to revisit BCP in light of COVID-19 vaccination programme The SFC issued a circular on 1 June 2021 to urge licensed corporations to revisit their business continuity plans… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: recent developments in cross-border channels: SAFE issues another round of QDII quotas

On 1 June 2021, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued new quotas of US$10.3 billion to 17 qualified domestic institutional investors (QDII), according to… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: recent developments in cross-border channels: Shanghai improves its QFLP and QDLP schemes

On 25 May 2021, the Shanghai government published the Several Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Shanghai Global Asset Management Centre (the Opinions, available here… LEARN MORE

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“Change and resilience”: the SFC’s keynote messages for fund managers

On 7 June 2021, Ms Julia Leung, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Intermediaries, of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), gave the keynote address… LEARN MORE

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Legislation paving way to paperless securities market in Hong Kong

We have previously reported on the Securities and Futures and Companies Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the Bill) which was gazetted in March. The Bill laid down the framework… LEARN MORE

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