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When is a parent company liable in tort for acts of its subsidiary? AAA and Others v Unilever PLC and Another [2018] EWCA Civ 1532

  • This case looks at the circumstances in which a parent company may be liable in tort for the acts of its, usually foreign, subsidiary. 
  • There is no special doctrine in tort...

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Om NOM NOM NOM: Chewing over the Supreme Court's approval of No Oral Modification clauses

If my contract says I can amend it only by agreeing changes in writing with the other party, do agreed informal arrangements have any effect?

The UK Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Ltd v...

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Court of Final Appeal extends time for First Media to challenge enforcement orders and judgment

In Astro Nusantara International B.V. and Others v. PT First Media TBK [2018] HKCFA 12; FACV 14/2017 (11 April 2018), Hong Kong's highest court the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down...

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Winding-up Petition v Arbitration Clause: Hong Kong Court Dismisses Winding-up Petition in Favor of Arbitration Clause

On 2 March 2018, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) issued a notable decision which signifies a development of Hong Kong law in the contexts of insolvency and arbitration. The CFI...

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NEC3: Painting the way

Led by the Government, the industry is seeing a steady roll out of the NEC form of contract on major infrastructure projects. Something in the order of 90 contracts have been let by...

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PRC Court refuses to enforce SIAC arbitral award made by one arbitrator under expedited arbitration procedures when arbitration agreement provided for three arbitrators

In Noble Resources International Pte. Ltd v. Shanghai Good Credit International Trade Co., Ltd. (2016) Hu 01 Xie Wai Ren No. 1, the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court in a judgment...

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Hong Kong court appoints receivers to preserve assets in aid of arbitral proceedings in China

The Hong Kong High Court has appointed receivers over shares in a Hong Kong company as an interim measure to preserve the status quo and the value of the shares, pending the outcome of...

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Hong Kong court refuses to grant Crown immunity to PRC state-owned enterprise

In TNB Fuel Services SDN BHD v. China National Coal Group Corporation HKCFI 1016 ("TNB Case"), the Court of First Instance ("CFI") ruled that a PRC state-owned enterprise ("SOE") was not...

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