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PRC court makes first recognition order under new Hong Kong – PRC insolvency arrangement

In a significant decision, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court (Shenzhen court) has ordered formal recognition in the mainland for Hong Kong appointed liquidators. This is the...

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Unfrozen – Hong Kong court rules “informal freezing” of bank accounts unlawful

A Hong Kong court has ruled that the longstanding use of “letters of no consent” to freeze bank accounts suspected of harbouring the proceeds of crime, is unlawful. The...

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Bond defaults - Hong Kong court tells mainland administrators: we recognise you, but you can't “stay” here

In a significant judgment, a Hong Kong court has recognized the Beijing administrators of the commercial arm of the Peking University group but granted only a limited stay of proceedings...

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Hogan Lovells Asia Pacific – Spotlight on Private Wealth: resolving family conflict
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Hong Kong is home to some of Asia's richest families. Yet family wealth brings its own share of challenges. The potential for disputes to arise within families and between families, and ...

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Vesting orders are back in vogue – Hong Kong Court of First Instance confirms ability to help victims of cyber fraud
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The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has ruled twice in recent weeks that it does have the jurisdiction to grant a vesting order under section 52(1)(3) Trustee Ordinance (Cap.29). A...

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Vesting orders: back in vogue? Let’s hope so

Hong Kong court says it does have the power to assist cyber fraud victims under the Trustee Ordinance.

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Cryptocurrency disputes: five things every litigant should know
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In December 2020, the World Economic Forum reported that "cryptocurrencies have reached a point of inevitability". In some business circles, the hype has been enormous with Jack Dorsey,...

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Hong Kong and mainland China agree new co-operation mechanism for cross-border insolvency

Hong Kong and the Mainland have agreed a new co-operation mechanism for cross-border insolvency. Under the agreement, liquidators from Hong Kong may apply to Mainland courts for recognition ...

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Hong Kong gives further boost to family offices with private equity tax changes
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Hong Kong has taken another significant step to consolidate its position as the leading private equity investment hub in Asia, by the enactment of the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax...

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