- What's new in legal privilege: the Prudential case
- The new Companies Ordinance: codification of directors' duties
Hogan Lovells requests the pleasure of your company for a seminar discussing updates on two overarching areas of the law:
Tim Hill will share his insights on the impact of the long-awaited Prudential judgment, handed down by the UK Supreme Court on 23 January 2013. The Prudential case settles the question of whether legal advice privilege extends to professional advisors other than lawyers. Tim will discuss the practical implications of this decision on the use of services of professional advisors (such as accountants, claims consultants, loss adjusters or business consultants), and other key developments in legal privilege under Hong Kong law.
The new Companies Ordinance codifies the duties owed by a director. Chris Dobby will speak about the anticipated effects of codifying directors' duties, and some of the acts and omissions the legislative changes seek to address. No longer content to hold directors accountable for wrongful acts and decisions, directors are increasingly being targeted for negligent omissions and failures to act. Exactly how onerous are the duties on a company director today and what can be done to satisfy them?