April 12, 2023

Case Note: Family Company Derivative Feud

In Hong Kong, families often hold properties and businesses through corporate vehicles, with family members also being shareholders and directors of the company. This creates a particular set of problems when those members take an informal approach to the management of company affairs….

March 22, 2023

The Quiet Experiment in the Hong Kong Competition Law

The Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, Cap. 619 came into effect just over seven years ago. Designed to promote and protect competition in the market and prohibit anti-competitive conduct…

October 3, 2022

The Buck Stops Where? The Hidden Risks for Directors

Whilst a company and its directors remain separate legal entities, the winding-up of the business does not always result in a risk-free outcome…

September 12, 2022

Can COVID-19 be an escape door for a commercial lease? Risk allocation in times of uncertainty.

Risk is integral to running a business. The recent decision in Sunbroad Holdings Ltd v A80 Paris HK Ltd and Another reaffirms the significance of risk allocation under a commercial lease…

September 5, 2022

Escalation Clauses: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Escalation clauses (also known as multi-tiered arbitration clauses) are an increasingly common feature across a multitude of commercial agreements….

July 6, 2022

Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes: Too Good To Be True?

In the recent decision of Securities and Futures Commission v DFRF Enterprises LLC & Ors, the court addressed and redressed a Ponzi and Pyramid Scheme…

June 29, 2022

Case Note: Fong Chak Kwan v Ascentic Limited & Ors [2022] HKCFA 12

The meaning of the word “damage” is notoriously nebulous.  So much so that the debate in the last two decades over…

June 15, 2022

Case Note // Lam Kin Chung v Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Limited [2022] HKCA 480

Mr KC Lam, a member of Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Limited, a charitable company …

May 30, 2022

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Recent Approaches in the Hong Kong Court

Hong Kong court has long been known for its “pro-arbitration” and “pro-enforcement” policy…

May 29, 2022


The Arbitration and Legal Practitioners Legislation (Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration) (Amendment) Bill 2022…