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Case review 2019-09-09
In the recent case of Zenjoy Limited v Contex Group Co., Limited  HKCFI 2049, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) dismissed the Plaintiff’s application for third party discovery where the Plaintiff was a victim of fraud. In doing so, CFI examined the rules in relation to non-party discovery under section 42(1) of the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) (“HCO”) and order 24 rule 7A(2) of the Rules of the High Court (“RHC”).
The rules surrounding commercial disputes in Northern Ireland (NI) are going through a period of significant change. This principally involves the creation of a specialist court with new case management rules aimed at resolving cases more quickly and cost-effectively, as well as improving commercial clients’ general experience of the litigation process.
Case review 2019-07-11
A recent Court of Appeal ruling strongly reinforced the principle that contracts will be interpreted in a manner consistent with their natural and ordinary meaning and where appropriate, will give that effect to commercial common sense.
Despite competition from other jurisdictions, Bermuda continues to be the domicile of choice for alternative capital capacity, with more than half of the share of the global alternative capital market.
Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited  HKCFI 1147
It is well established that the court will grant an injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding-up petition which it considers would be an abuse of court’s process. Deputy High Court Judge Keith Yeung SC (“DHCJ Yeung”) revisited this principle in Addchance Limited v Herojoy Trading Limited where there were two sets of inconsistent accounting documents which respectively prove and disprove the existence of the debt.
We are pleased to announce that financial lines specialists Maurice Pesso and Greg Steinberg have joined as partners in the US. The duo join from White and Williams LLP where they were partner and counsel respectively. Maurice Pesso will be based in our New Jersey office and Greg Steinberg in New York.
We are very pleased to announce that we have created a new international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London, recognising our expanding contentious corporate and commercial practice.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
We are pleased to announce that international arbitration specialist Celine Abi Habib Kanakri has joined our Dubai office as a partner. Joining from Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Celine’s practice is focused on complex UAE and international arbitration across a range of industry sectors.
Case review 2019-04-12
This case review looks at decisions from a Danish City Court and the Eastern High Court regarding refusal of new questions to the Medico-Legal Counsel.