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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

ARBITRATION OUTCOME-RELATED FEES: NO WIN, NO FEES, NO WORRIES?

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

May 28, 2022

Land Auctions: What Happens if Nobody Places a Bid?

What happens if nobody places a bid at the auction? This was the overarching question before the Lands Tribunal…