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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

Insights

View our latest publications, articles, case reviews and events.

Publications

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.

Articles

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.
15 June 2016
Cyber attacks focus on healthcare more than any other industry. According to a recent report published by IBM, the rate of cyber attacks against the healthcare sector climbed to the highest level of all industries studied. In the US healthcare data breaches accounted for 35% of all reported data breach incidents last year.

Case reviews

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.
24 March 2016
Implications

The Privy Council of the United Kingdom has affirmed that in order to succeed on causation in a medical negligence claim where there are cumulative causative factors, a claimant needs not prove the negligent act was, on the balance of probabilities, the cause of the injury, but must show that the negligence made a material contribution to the injury.

Events

5 - 6 October 2016
Kennedys are delighted to host two breakfast seminar sessions on Blockchain and smart contracts on Wednesday 5 October 2016 and the other on Thursday 6 October 2016.
28 September 2016
Kennedys are pleased to be sponsoring this year's International Marine Claims Conference (IMCC).
 

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