Legal Updates

15May2014

Legal update: Divorce In Hong Kong – Accessing Information Offshore

Tanner De Witt Solicitors’ Litigation and Private Client team, led by Hong Kong lawyer Mark Side, will be attending a talk on divorce by the Hong Kong Family Law Association tomorrow evening. The presentation, titled “Accessing Information Offshore In Support Of Hong Kong Divorce Proceedings”…Read More

24Apr2014

Legal update: Employment Update April 2014

An employer’s casual assurances or promises to employees during separation discussions may considerably reduce the employer’s rights and remedies. Introduction  The case of Igal Dafini v CMA CGM SA is a useful reminder that if an employer secures the agreement of a departing employee to…Read More

25Jul2011

Legal update: Litigation funding for foreign insolvency practitioners — an update

As was noted in a previous article on this website last year, the May 2010 decision of Harris J in Re Cyberworks Audio Video Technology Ltd [2010] 2 HKLRD 1137 (“Cyberworks“) caused some excitement among the insolvency community in Hong Kong, as it was the…Read More

10May2011

Legal update: Hong Kong’s New Arbitration Ordinance

Hong Kong has recently passed a new Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609). The New Arbitration Ordinance comes into effect on 1 June 2011, replacing the existing Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 341). Arbitral proceedings and related Court proceedings started before the New Arbitration Ordinance comes into force will…Read More

26Jul2010

Legal update: Recent developments in respect of unfair preference claims re: HCCW 755/2005 – Sweetmart Garment Works Limited (in Liquidation)

Introduction An unfair preference claim is (in theory) a powerful tool for liquidators to recover assets of the company when a creditor’s position has been unfairly improved by the company prior to its winding up. However, in practice the tool has rarely been used, and…Read More