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Publications

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?
30 June 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of our Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

Since the Civil Justice Reforms were introduced in April 2009, pro-active case management is now of paramount importance to the Hong Kong Courts. In this edition we introduce Andrew Lovell, a Solicitor who has joined the Hong Kong team from our London office, who provides an overview of the differences in approach to case management between the UK and Hong Kong Courts.
29 June 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of Medical Law Brief.
We were delighted to be able to attend the NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition in Liverpool earlier this month. The event represented the largest meeting of senior health and care leaders, decision-makers, partners and stakeholders following the 2015 general election.

Articles

30 July 2015
The Australian Government has indicated that it will introduce mandatory data breach notification laws in 2015.
21 July 2015
SFAT Affirms SFC decision to reprimand and fine The Pride Fund Management Limited for failing to enter into mediation managed by the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
20 July 2015
An international organisation that provides professional services faces additional liability risks, which are not covered by standard general liability insurance policies.

Case reviews

2 September 2015
On 31 July 2015, the Honourable Mrs Justice Carr in the English Commercial Court declared that Brit UW Limited (“Brit”) had validly avoided a policy it issued to F&B Trenchless Solutions Limited (“FBTS”).
2 September 2015
In a judgment dated 14 August 2015, Mr Justice Teare has held that clause 2.5 of the Minimum Terms and Conditions of the Professional Indemnity Insurance for Solicitors and Registered European Lawyers in England and Wales (“MTC”) did not permit AIG to aggregate claims brought by investors against a firm of solicitors (“TILP”).
20 July 2015
Introduction

The decision of the English Court of Appeal in Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 5) [2003] QB 1556 (“Three Rivers (No. 5)”) has caused much concern in the legal profession as to the limitation it placed on the protection given by legal advice privilege to corporations.

Events

24 September 2015
We have invited Simon Readhead Q.C. from 1 Chancery Lane as a guest speaker of Hong Kong office's healthcare seminar on Thursday 24 September. 
10 - 11 September 2015
Data privacy law in Mainland China has evolved rapidly over the past three years, since the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress handed down the Decision on Strengthening Internet Information Protection. While it remains a work in progress, China now has a legal framework, mandatory data privacy principles and a set of detailed guidelines for the private sector.
 

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