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18 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
7 July 2014
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Brief.
13 May 2014
Welcome to the May edition of Kennedys financial regulatory e-bulletin. In this edition we will analyse two recent cases from Hong Kong and Australia respectively.  The Hong Kong case relates to offshore activities by a SFC-licensed entity, and the other involves unusual allegations of insider dealing from Australia which may have some lessons for those operating in the Hong Kong market.


18 July 2014

Recently, the discount rates and the new approach to ascertain multipliers as laid down in last year’s landmark judgment have been upheld in a recent Court of Appeal Case: Chan Wai Ming v. Leung Shing Wah CACV 266/2013, judgment handed down on 3 July 2014.  

14 May 2014
In 2012 there were 198 documented cyber attacks in the US. Forty percent were attacks on energy facilities and 15% on water utilities. Critical infrastructure operators report that networks and control systems are under repeated cyber attack and the consequences are severe and include critical operational failures.
28 February 2014
The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (the “new CO”) substantially comes into force on 3 March 2014 and will consist of 21 Parts (921 sections), 11 Schedules and 12 pieces of subsidiary legislation providing for administrative, technical and procedural matters.


13 May 2014

On 7 May 2014, the SFC issued a press release and statement of disciplinary action in respect of Kaiser Securities Limited and Kaiser Futures Limited (collectively, “Kaiser”).

13 May 2014
On 9 May 2014, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) and the Australian Federal Police (“AFP”) arrested and charged two men in connection with allegations of insider dealing, money laundering, bribery and abuse of public office.
19 August 2013
In 2009 we discussed the UK House of Lords decision in Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens and the application of the ex turpi causa principle. To recap, that case involved a negligence claim by a company against its former auditors for damages.