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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...

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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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Hong Kong Competition Commission brings first court case on resale price maintenance

For the first time since the Competition Ordinance came into effect, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) has commenced court proceedings against a supplier for resale price...

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Statutory bodies – forced to enforce?

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal (Poon CHJC, Barma, and Au JJA) has imposed upon a statutory corporation an obligation to consider whether it should take measures to enforce a lease against a...

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Statutory bodies – forced to enforce?

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal (Poon CHJC, Barma, and Au JJA) has imposed upon a statutory corporation an obligation to consider whether it should take measures to enforce a lease against a...

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The Buck Stops Here – Contractors Held Fully Liable For Subcontractors In Hong Kong Cartel

On 2 June 2022, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal (“Court”) handed down a judgment almost doubling the financial penalties imposed by the Competition Tribunal...

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Cross-border insolvency in Hong Kong – redrawing the limits?
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Liquidators of companies incorporated outside of Hong Kong who are looking for evidence of wrongdoing believed to have taken place in Hong Kong, have in recent years benefited from a...

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How dear is an antitrust breach in Hong Kong – flat decorators slammed with HK$4 million fines
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On 29 April 2020, the Competition Tribunal handed down its first judgment on financial penalties in a competition case in Hong Kong. The Tribunal had earlier found that the respondents, ten ...

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Parity with international regulators? Hong Kong Competition Commission proposes to accept MFN commitments Global Regulatory Alert

On 31 March 2020 the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) commenced a public consultation on the commitments offered by three online travel agents (OTAs) to remove certain parity clauses ...

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