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Foreign exchange - Hong Kong court orders winding up of listco already wound up in Cayman Islands

In another blow to the concept of "soft touch" provisional liquidation, the Court of First Instance has granted an ancillary winding up order against a Hong Kong listed company...


Parallel lines – Hong Kong Airlines undergoes English and Hong Kong restructuring

Hong Kong’s last remaining independent airline carrier, Hong Kong Airlines Limited has undergone a significant debt restructuring. In parallel proceedings (a restructuring plan in the ...


Hybrid jurisdiction clauses – two new English and Hong Kong cases give confidence to lenders

Two recent English and Hong Kong court decisions have given confidence to lenders that they should be able to enforce their rights against creditors under so-called asymmetric or hybrid...


Financial Institutions Horizons 2023

The outlook for 2023 looks uncertain, following another tumultuous year. The collapse of a number of large cryptocurrency exchanges has shone another spotlight on the digital asset...


Privilege claimed, privilege protected? English court orders release of "privileged" documents adopting "fraud exception"

The English High Court has issued a stern reminder that legal professional privilege is not absolute, and that orders may be made for the disclosure of documents "notwithstanding any...


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...


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.

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