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Keep out of the way – first Hong Kong conviction for obstruction under s.382 SFO

A Hong Kong court has for the first time convicted and imprisoned an individual for obstructing employees of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in performance of their functions...


RCEP – Hong Kong seeks early accession to world's largest free trade agreement

The Hong Kong government expects to begin discussions next year to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). RCEP, the largest free trade agreement ever, should have the...


Moving in unity – Hong Kong court does away with deed of contribution requirement in sanctioning guarantor's scheme

In Re Unity Group Holdings International Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3419, the Hong Kong court has for the first time sanctioned a scheme of arrangement that releases debts of third-party obligors...


Hong Kong and PRC Restructuring & Special Situations 2022 Year in Review

Our review of 2022 brings you right up-to-date with the latest developments in restructuring and insolvency law in Hong Kong and the mainland.


Dangers of a green sheen – the legal and regulatory risks of ESG "greenwashing" in Hong Kong

Recent incidents such as the United Kingdom (UK) Advertising Standards Authority's banning of a bank's advertisements for potentially misleading consumers about its green...


Cross-border enforcement of judgments in Hong Kong and the PRC – a new dawn?

A wide-ranging mechanism allowing for reciprocal enforcement of judgments in mainland China and Hong Kong has come one stage closer with the gazetting on 4 November 2022 of the Mainland...


Talk the talk – Hong Kong court calls on regulators to enhance investor protection

In Securities and Futures Commission v Sound Global Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3025, the Honourable Madam Justice Linda Chan was forthright in her view that regulators should step up when it comes to ...


Show some respect – Court of Appeal affirms primacy of exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy proceedings

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has confirmed that the court should respect the effect of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy proceedings, just as it does in ordinary civil...


A disappointing sequel? Hong Kong court dismisses challenge to SFC restriction notice regime

The Court of First Instance has dismissed a judicial review application against certain provisions in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (SFO) which empower the Securities and...

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