Legal Updates

25Jul2010

Legal update: High Court clarifies remuneration of provisional liquidators

This update considers recent cases that clarify the statutory structure applying to a provisional liquidator’s remuneration. In particular, the cases illustrate the proper construction of Sections 194 and 196 of the Companies Ordinance and demonstrate how the application of the sections has evolved. Background Section…Read More

24Jun2007

Legal update: Is an IP audit worth US$154 Million?

Mention ‘IP audit’ and many managers wonder if their company needs one. Is it really necessary? How much will an audit cost? Will it tie up human and financial resources? What benefits will I gain from it? A recent news article illustrates the importance of…Read More

25Nov2006

Legal update: How to do business in China

There are various ways for a foreign (including Hong Kong) company or business to set up a presence in mainland China. A basic presence can be established in China though a representative office. However, a representative office may not engage in direct business (profit-making) operations…Read More

24Feb2006

Legal update: Banking Matters – Geared Funds

The Henley Group has never recommended geared investment products to its clients but we often come across individuals that do have such products. This article looks at why more and more investors with such products are coming to realise that they may have misunderstood the…Read More

24Jan2006

Legal update: Legal and Workplace Implications of Avian Influenza

Hong Kong has already experienced Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) during which there were 898 cases and 179 deaths. The insurance industry paid out over HK$105.28M in SARS related claims, the largest category of payments since Typhoon York struck in September 1999. Many believe there…Read More