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HKIAC 2020 statistics
08 April 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen,

The HKIAC’s statistics for 2020 reveal that in 2020 the HKIAC received a record number of arbitration filings (the highest number received in over a decade) and the total amount… LEARN MORE

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Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 comes into effect 19 May 2021
08 April 2021, Construction, Newsletter, by Stanley Lo,

In our previous article, we reported on the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between Mainland China and the HKSAR (Supplemental Arrangement)… LEARN MORE

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England’s Court rules in favour of contractor for unpaid retention

In DR Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Stepping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), England’s Technology and Construction Court ruled in favour of a contractor in its claim for unpaid… LEARN MORE

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Court of Appeal rules on meaning of “default” in construction contract

The appeal in ABC Electrification Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 1645, concerned the proper construction of a Target Cost Contract based upon the standard… LEARN MORE

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Court finds flat owner liable for water leakage caused by alteration works

In the recent case of Cheng Pan & Anor v Yau Lai Wah, HCA 376/2015, the Court held the Defendant liable for loss and damage caused by water leakage from his property into… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

Continued regulatory focus on anti-money laundering regulatory requirements Recent SFC enforcement actions indicate the SFC’s ongoing focus on intermediaries’ AML obligations… LEARN MORE

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Progress towards a paperless securities market for Hong Kong
25 March 2021, Regulatory , Investment Funds, Newsletter, by Travis Chang

On 19 March 2021, the Hong Kong Government gazetted the Securities and Futures and Companies Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Bill provides for an uncertificated… LEARN MORE

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Fund managers’ duties under the open-ended fund company regime

An increasing number of investment managers in Hong Kong are considering the adoption of the open-ended fund company (OFC) structure following announcements by the government… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong OTC derivatives licensing regime moves closer to implementation

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) previously consulted on amendments to the statutory framework for Hong Kong’s over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives licensing regime to… LEARN MORE

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Impact of the EU’s SFDR on Hong Kong fund managers

The European Union’s (EU’s) Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) imposes disclosure obligations on fund managers and other EU regulated firms regarding environment,… LEARN MORE

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