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11 November 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

In this edition we open with a guidance note for doctors as to the tricky situation medical professionals may find themselves in when asked to release medical records or other confidential information provided by a patient who subsequently dies. In this scenario the doctor must balance their duty of confidentiality owed to the deceased patient, with the overriding public interest in disclosing the records.
25 September 2015
Welcome to this month’s bumper edition of Insurance Brief.
3 September 2015
In this edition we have sought to emphasise the wide reaching impact of recent developments in the professional indemnity and financial lines business across the globe. How better to do this than have our APAC team introduce the recent developments in this area?


11 November 2015
Doctors may question if they are permitted to release medical records or other confidential information provided by a patient who subsequently dies. This involves a balance between the duty of confidentially owed to the (deceased) patient, and the needs of the person, often a family member, requesting information about the deceased’s treatment/management.
8 October 2015
Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.
23 September 2015
The Hong Kong Competition Commission ("Commission") today released a Draft Leniency Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct (“Draft Leniency Policy”) for public comment. The Commission also released a Guide setting out its approach to the preparation of the Draft Leniency Policy. The deadline for comments is 23 October 2015.

Análisis de jurisprudencia

20 November 2015
In the recent case Kam Leung Sui Kwan v Kam Kwan Lai & Ors FACV 4/2015 (11 November 2015), the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) ordered the ultimate foreign holding company of a world famous roast goose restaurant in Hong Kong, Yung Kee Holdings Limited (“Yung Kee”) to be wound up on the grounds that it is just and equitable to do so pursuant to section 327(3)(c) of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (“Section 327(3)(c)”). In doing so, this landmark decision overturned the decisions of the lower courts and marked the end of the long running family dispute between the shareholders of Yung Kee.
11 November 2015
The Court of First Instance awarded interest on damages for bereavement at the full judgment rate of 8% per annum from the date of death until the date of judgment.
11 November 2015

The Court of First Instance expressed concern of the intrusion of principles of doctor-patient confidentiality by the attendance of the healthcare manager for the employer’s insurer at a medical consultation. The Court gave guidance to doctors as to how the patient’s consent should be obtained in this scenario, before allowing the healthcare manager to attend a consultation.

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