Legal Updates

12Sep2019

Legal update: Arbitration clauses and insolvency proceedings revisited

Introduction In a recent Court of Appeal judgment, But Ka Chon v Interactive Brokers LLC[1] (“But Ka Chon”), Tanner De Witt was successful in resisting an appeal by a debtor who had sought to set aside a statutory demand issued by a leading online trading…Read More

23Aug2019

Legal update: “blue pencilling” restrictive covenants post Tillman v Egon Zehnder

The UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32 on 3 July 2019. This judgment is important as it clarifies the principles of “severance” applicable to post-termination restrictive covenants under which the Court is able to sever or remove…Read More

19Aug2019

Legal update: The complaint process in domestic violence cases

There is no criminal offence of “domestic violence”.  Domestic violence is a general term used to describe all acts of violence; threatening behaviour; physical, sexual or emotional abuse used by one person to control or dominate another, in a family environment.  An assailant can be…Read More

08Aug2019

Legal update: An introduction to statutory insolvency set-off

Business relationships are not straightforward, and a company can be a supplier and a purchaser at the same time. It is not an uncommon practice for companies to off-set their debt owed to another company with the receivables they should be receiving from that same…Read More

05Aug2019

Legal update: Privacy, Politics and Protests: Perspectives on privacy issues in Hong Kong

Personal data privacy is often seen as one of the lesser legal rights in this part of the world. You are in a coffee shop, and click through the free wifi Terms of Use. You’re using a new site to buy an experience holiday, and…Read More