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Court of Appeal allows appeal in Tam Hoi Pong v Town Planning Board [2022] HKCA 462

20 May 2022

The Court of Appeal has allowed the Town Planning Board (“TPB”)’s appeal against the judgment of Au JA (sitting as an additional judge of the Court of First Instance) in [2020] HKCFI 2265 quashing... Click here to read more

Allegations of fraud must be supported by cogent evidence: Industrial Bank Co., Ltd v Rich Crown International Industries Limited & Ors [2022] HKCFI 81

22 March 2022

Allegations of fraud must be supported by cogent evidence: Industrial Bank Co., Ltd v Rich Crown International Industries Limited & Ors [2022] HKCFI 81 Brief Facts By a Facility Agreement... Click here to read more

Invoking the loss of substratum ground to wind up a public company

21 March 2022

In a very recent judgment handed down last Thursday (17 March 2022), the English High Court ordered the winding up of a public company on a relatively uncommon ground – loss of substratum. The judgment... Click here to read more

Nam Sang Wai Town Planning Appeal

14 February 2022

Town Planning Appeal No.1 of 2017 (1/17) In a recent decision handed down by the Town Planning Appeal Board (Town Planning Appeal No.1 of 2017 (1/17)), the Appeal Board, by a majority of 3 to 2, allowed... Click here to read more

Add Oil: Diesel Cases test the limits of the Competition Defence and Parallel Conduct in relation to the First Conduct Rule

09 February 2022

Taching Petroleum Company Limited v Meyer Aluminium Limited (unreported, CTA 1/2018 & CTA 2/2018, [2021] HKCT 2, 12.10.2021) and Taching Petroleum Company Limited v Meyer Aluminium Limited (unreported,... Click here to read more

Cross-Border Insolvency and Keepwell Dispute Resolution: Nuoxi Capital Ltd v Peking University Founder Group Co Ltd

21 December 2021

Cross-Border Insolvency and Keepwell Dispute Resolution: Nuoxi Capital Ltd v Peking University Founder Group Co Ltd In Nuoxi Capital Ltd v Peking University Founder Group Co Ltd [2021] HKCFI 3817, Mr Justice... Click here to read more

Modifications after Scheme Meeting and Relevance of Listing Status: Re Samson Paper Holdings

05 November 2021

In Re Samson Paper Holdings Ltd [2021] HKCFI 3288, the Honourable Mr. Justice Harris sanctioned a scheme of arrangement notwithstanding that there were proposed modifications after the relevant scheme meeting.... Click here to read more

Emissions Control: Clearing the air on NDAs, Non-Compete Clauses, and solicitors’ undertakings

18 October 2021

Harcus Sinclair LLP and Anor v. Your Lawyers Ltd [2021] UKSC 32 Summary The UK Supreme Court has clarified that when assessing the legitimate interests of the beneficiary of the restraint, the Court can... Click here to read more

Frozen in Time: The Common Law and Freezing Orders

15 October 2021

Broad Idea v Convoy Collateral [2021] UKPC 24 Overview                      1. It has traditionally... Click here to read more

HK’s Inaugural Recognition of Mainland Reorganisation Proceedings: Re HNA Group

04 October 2021

In Re HNA Group Co Limited [2021] HKCFI 2897, the Hong Kong Court recognised for the first time reorganisation proceedings commenced under the Mainland Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (“Mainland Reorganisation... Click here to read more