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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm


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6 June 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of London Market Brief.
20 April 2016
We are delighted to publish a quick guideline and comparison chart on Data Privacy principles in different APAC jurisdictions.
24 March 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

In our case law round up we discuss two recent decisions from the the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and the District Court in Hong Kong.


13 October 2016
We review the part played by inquests in improving patient care in Hong Kong and set out examples of recommendations made at inquests to promote safe practices.
14 July 2016
Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Personal injury and fatal accident brief.
7 July 2016
Cloud computing is fast gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional software licensing for businesses - but in addition to scalability and efficiency benefits, cloud computing also brings with it a storm of legal implications.

Case reviews

12 October 2016

In Dana Shipping and Trading SA v Sino Channel Asia Ltd (HCCT 47A/2015), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“Court”) held that it had discretion to enforce a foreign arbitral award even after it had been set aside by the foreign supervisory court of the arbitration proceedings. This discretion will generally be exercised in accordance with the principles applicable to the recognition of foreign judgments.

26 August 2016

Communicating on a without prejudice basis is a widely adopted practice in negotiating settlements in legal proceedings. Such communications are protected by without prejudice privilege and cannot be admissible as evidence in court, except where the communication “would act as a cloak for perjury or other unambiguous impropriety”. This is commonly referred to as the “unambiguous impropriety” exception and is only applied in the clearest cases of abuse of a privileged occasion.

26 April 2016
In its judgment in Super Speed Ltd (in liquidation) v Bank of Baroda (HCCW 273/2012) and Marshel Exports Limited (in liquidation) v Bank of Baroda (HCCW 274/2012), the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) declined to hold liquidators personally liable for costs arising out of the claims they brought on behalf of two insolvent companies (the “Companies”). The CFI did, however, order costs against the third party funding the liquidators’ claim.


1 - 2 December 2016
Kennedys are delighted to host two breakfast seminar sessions on Insurtech: the future of insurance and insurance regulation on Thursday 1 December 2016 and the other on Friday 2 December 2016.
16 - 17 November 2016
We are delighted to be hosting our Asia Pacific Conference and themed evenings of cocktails and canapés, to be held in London on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2016.

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