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Capacity of the applicant and the duty of full and frank disclosure in applications for enforcement of arbitral awards

Arbitration is an increasingly popular means for cross-border dispute resolution, and it has also led to an increasing number of court applications in Hong Kong seeking enforcement… LEARN MORE

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Court of Appeal limits application of “fraud exception” in Order 14 summary judgment applications, while such exception is set to be abolished before the end of 2021

There were conflicting judicial opinions of first instance courts as to whether the exception in summary judgment applications under Order 14, rule 1(2)(b) of the Rules of the… LEARN MORE

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Watch out for that “doxxing” post – what businesses need to know

On 29 September 2021, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a bill to reform the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (PDPO) by introducing a two-tier offence to criminalise… LEARN MORE

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Five key takeaways from the HK SFC’s consultation conclusions on revisions to its AML guidelines

On 15 September 2021, the SFC issued a press release relating to the Consultation Conclusions (Conclusions) on proposals to amend its anti-money laundering and counter-financing… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: Southbound trading of the Bond Connect scheme launched

On 15 September 2021, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly announced that southbound trading of the Bond Connect scheme (Southbound… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

How licensed corporations can strengthen their internal controls The SFC’s April – June 2021 Quarterly Report states that of the total 245 breaches discovered during the SFC’s… LEARN MORE

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HKIAC issues statistics for Interim Measures Arrangement
23 September 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Joseph Chung,

In previous articles dated 24 April 2020 and 8 April 2021 we reported on the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings… LEARN MORE

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UK Supreme Court rules on correct approach to interpreting liquidated damages clauses
23 September 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Stanley Lo,

In Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29, the principal issue before the Court was the approach to be adopted when interpreting a liquidated damages… LEARN MORE

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Arbitration Clauses – choose words carefully
23 September 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Kwok Kit Cheung,

The recent judgment in Kinli Civil Engineering Ltd v Geotech Engineering Ltd, HCA 2141/2020, is a reminder of the importance of choosing words carefully when drafting an arbitration… LEARN MORE

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Presumption of one-stop adjudication held to apply to multiple contracts with differing dispute resolution clauses
23 September 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen,

In Surrey County Council v Suez Recycling and Recovery Surrey Ltd [2021] EWHC 2015, the parties had entered into a number of agreements and England’s Technology and Construction… LEARN MORE

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