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British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Fourth Edition

• The only authoritative reference source with comprehensive coverage of the British Virgin Islands offshore market

• Authored by Harney Westwood & Riegels, a leading law firm in the British Virgin Islands
• Approximately 40% of the content has been updated from the previous edition - Keeping you abreast of one
of the world’s fastest developing jurisdictions, including:
– Review and analysis of the new BVI laws and regulations on the companies and financial regimes
– Analysis of key appellate court decisions
– Examination of the new regulatory guidance provided by the BVI Financial Services Commission regarding money services
– A brand new chapter on BVI Insurance Law
– Review of the recent changes to the BVI Business Companies Act
– Analysis of the new Limited Partnership Act
– Examination of the BVI’s new beneficial ownership regime
British Virgin Islands Commercial Law is the only publication that focuses exclusively on the British Virgin Islands. The book provides a deep analytical view of the offshore jurisdiction’s legal landscape as it relates to companies, partnerships, credit and security, mutual funds, insolvency, dispute resolution, taxation, trusts and more.

Approximately 40% of the content has been updated – Keeping you fully abreast of one of the world’s fastest developing jurisdictions
This new edition continues to follow the major changes which have occurred as a result of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Acts of 2015 and 2016 which are now in force along with the new BVI Business Companies Regulations. The examination of these major changes and incorporation of new legal developments, plus the inclusion of a brand new chapter on BVI Insurance Law makes this edition a must-have for anyone with interests in BVI law and practice.
Written by practitioners expert in the jurisdiction
Harney Westwood & Riegels is a leading international offshore law firm headquartered in the British Virgin Islands.
* All royalties from book sales will be donated by Harneys to relief efforts for Hurricane Irma.
Colinvaux's Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, Third Edition

The only text focusing exclusively on Insurance Law in Hong Kong

• Comprehensively covers the 2017 enacted amendments to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap.41) and revisions to the insurance regime
• Based on the popular and prestigious UK edition and adapted specifically for the Hong Kong insurance market
Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, Third Edition continues to be the only title in Hong Kong focusing exclusively on Insurance Law. Based on the popular and prestigious UK edition, it has been adapted specifically for the Hong Kong insurance market.
This Third Edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the extensive changes and updates to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap.41), newly renamed and enacted in 2017. Amended to reflect the latest developments in Hong Kong’s insurance regime, this edition is a must-have for every practitioner.
This new edition highlights changes and updates to the law over the past five years, including:
1. The newly formed Insurance Authority (IA) commenced its operation and has taken over the regulation of authorised insurers from the now disbanded Government Office.
2. Significant enhancement of the new regulatory, investigative and enforcement powers of the IA.
3. New provisions required for the appointment of authorised insurers of certain controllers, directors, key persons in control functions, and (for long term insurers) appointed actuaries.
4. Statutory codification of the ‘fit and proper’ criteria of all appointed persons.
5. Establishment of the Insurance Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals of certain decisions of the IA.
The Hong Kong Anti-Discrimination Ordinances: Commentary & Annotations (Collected Volume) Second Edition

Restructured and updated to reflect timely issues regarding legislation against discrimination, including legal rights and recognition of same-sex couples and strengthening the laws against harassment in work places, no matter the gender or sexual orientation.
The Hong Kong Anti-Discrimination Ordinances examined here include:
• Cap 480: Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO)
• Cap 487: Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO)
• Cap 527: Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (FSDO)
• Cap 602: Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO)
This new edition has been completely re-structured and revised to offer a concise, detailed section-by-section analysis of all the provisions of Hong Kong’s four Anti-Discrimination Ordinances. The relevant provisions of each Ordinance have been discussed, enhanced with:
(i) legislative amendments; (ii) recent cases, including analysis of the issues surrounding same sex marriages and transgender identity; (iii) comparative notes linking each Ordinance; and (iv) commentary on proposed law reforms.
Significant issues are reviewed and examined, including: (i) combing the four existing antidiscrimination laws into a single modernised Discrimination Ordinance; (ii) recognition and protection for persons in de facto relationships (as opposed to a heterosexual marriage); (iii) laws protecting new immigrants (i.e. Mainlanders) from discrimination; (iv) introducing new protections as the current anti-discrimination regime overlooks several grounds of discrimination; and (v) equal protection to both men and women (as as well as ‘gender x’ representing transgender and intersex people) from sexual harassment in common workplaces.
Authored by a team of experienced practitioners and academics
• Annotated by Hectar Pun, Barrister-at-Law, Denis Chang’s Chambers; Ann Lui, Barrister-at- Law, Parkside Chambers, and Michael Ramsden, Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
• Updated by Brendan Clift, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Presented in a clear, concise format with analysis that goes beyond the current state of legal implications under the ordinances
• Each section and subsection of the Ordinance is highlighted in the headings for easy navigation
• The concise format provides exactly what is necessary to better understand the Ordinance
• Provides analysis of anticipated legal issues that are yet to arise or which might arise as a result of the new amendments


Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings, Second Edition

  • This new edition provides localisation of substantive legal content, building on the precedents of pleadings that have been tightly drafted by specialist law firms
  • Your subscription includes a complimentary supplement in 2018 which will provide two new chapters complete with new precedents


Since the first edition, Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings has provided locally relevant precedents while remaining modeled on the UK original works.

This second edition includes:

  • Updates to 8 chapters including banking and finance, business law, intellectual property and professional liability
  • A revised business law section fully up-to-date with the new Trade Description Ordinance (Cap. 362) and an expanded section on Constructive Trust and Tracing
  • Updated commentary with recent case law 
  • New and revised precedents included in the complimentary supplement
  • A subject overview at the start of each section which lists important cases and cites relevant legislation
  • Commentary with specific guidance to individual precedents serving as a best practice guide for presentation of trial materials
  • Coverage of both claims and defences
  • Cross-references to the White Book


New cases of note include:

Business Law:

  • Secretary for Justice v Global Merchant Funding Ltd. [2015] 2 HKLRD 843 , (2016) 19 HKCFAR 192.
  • Chan Miu Chu Zoe v Choi Chiu Yuk (unrep., HCA 698/2012, [2014] HKEC 316)
  • Swiss Finance Mortgage Services Ltd. v Wong Kam Fan (unrep., HCA 1244/2015, [2016] HKEC 2763).
  • Chang Pui Yin v Bank of Singapore Ltd. [2017] 4 HKLRD 458.

Economic Torts:

  • Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Ltd (廈門新景地集團有限公司) formerly known as 廈門市鑫新景地房地產有限公司
  • Eton Properties Ltd (裕景興業有限公司) [2016] 4 HKC 357
  • Liu Qian (劉倩) v Sunway International Holdings Ltd (unrep., CACV 88/2017, [2017] HKEC 1995)(CFI)). – contract procured by fraud


  • Does the bribe give rise to a proprietary claim in addition to a personal one (as opposed to a personal claim only) by the principal against the agent? FHR European Ventures LLP  v Mankarious  [2014] UKSC 45 (overruling Tang Ying Loi v Tang Ying Ip Alias Tang Ying Yip [2015] 1 HKLRD 712, JS Microelectronics Ltd v Achhada Dilip G (unrep., HCA 1202A/2012; HCA 1202/2012, 23 March 2016)

Environmental Claims – Nuisance:

  • Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd [2011] 4 All E.R. 1065: Use of Land as a Landfill
  • Rylands v Fletcher: Consent and Nuisance
  • Color Quest Ltd v Total Downstream UK Plc [2009] EWHC 823 (Comm); [2010] 2 Costs LR 140
  • Larbons Ltd v Kuo You Weaving Factory Ltd
Data Protection Law in Asia, Second Edition

One of the first publications of its kind to provide a comparative and critical overview of personal data protection laws in 12 jurisdictions of the Asia Pacific region

Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts, Supplement to the Fifth Edition

The authoritative reference work for Hong Kong contract law, updated!

Providing the new updates to local contract law, enabling you to draft and interpret contracts with complete confidence.
• Changes to 80% of the chapters by the distinguished author team
• A new chapter on a hot topic: Cyber law

Authoritative new content to the fifth edition:
Mediation content reviewed by Mr. Justice Lam, Vice President of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal.
Undue Influence examines contracts entered into under tremendous inequality of bargaining power, and very often duress.
Restitution & Unjust Enrichment detailing a new section on Remedies, the essential guidance for legal actions, guiding you to understand how to rectify a wrong right
Sales of Land highlights substantially expanded. Recent cases on condition of property, requisitions, memorandums, courts’ emphasis on pragmatism and freedom of contract, and new sections on fixtures and Chinese customary law.


Company Law in Hong Kong: Practice and Procedure, 2018

Company Law in Hong Kong: Practice and Procedure, 2018 provides further updated analysis of the modernised legal framework for the incorporation and operation of companies in Hong Kong. The progress of the four main objectives of this Ordinance remains the point of focus:

(i) Enhancing corporate governance;
(ii) Ensuring better regulations;
(iii) Facilitating business in Hong Kong; and
(iv) Modernising the law, three years after its full and complete enactment.

Three years on from its enactment, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) continues to be an integral part of Hong Kong’s corporate and financial schemes. This new 2018 edition incorporates all the new cases relevant to this law.


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Company Law in Hong Kong: Insolvency, 2018

Company Law in Hong Kong: Insolvency, 2018 focuses and provides an updated analysis on all matters relating to the surviving sections of the re-titled Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) dealing with all corporate recovery and insolvency issues in Hong Kong. This title also provides an overview and summary of the recent 2017 amendments to the insolvency and winding-up provisions, now fully incorporated into the Ordinance. These amendments are primarily to:

(i) Increase and enhance protection for creditors;
(ii) Streamline the winding-up process;
(iii) Strengthen the regulation under the winding-up regime;
(iv) Enhance the integrity of the winding-up process; and
(v) To make related, consequential and minor technical amendments to the law for easier understanding.


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Business Law in Hong Kong, Fifth Edition

The most comprehensive and in-depth text on Business Law

Business Law in Hong Kong, now in its fifth edition, continues to provide an analysis of the general principles relating to the laws of business and the legal system in Hong Kong.
Notable highlights for the fifth edition:
• Heavy emphasis on local cases, allowing business and legal professionals to understand difficult legal rules and principles through local examples
• A new chapter on ADR — an increasingly popular method of resolving disputes in Hong Kong;
• Easy to navigate and user-friendly layout of the general principles
D. K. Srivastava is formerly Professor of Law at the City University of Hong Kong and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at O.P. Jindal Global University.

So much more than just a book.

The 2018 Service is the essential companion and reference publication for every criminal practitioner. It has a main work, two supplements and four e-newsletters.



Giving you confidence in the face of an ever changing legal environment. The Hon. Mr. Justice Bokhary continues as the Editor-in-Chief and Mr. Graham Harris QC as the General Editor. Every word is ingrained with the wisdom, experience and expertise of our expert author team who know what it takes to build watertight cases and deliver when it really matters.

Archbold Hong Kong is the reference work to cite in court, adding weight and credibility to your arguments. It concentrates on what the law is, rather than what it ought to be, covering both substantive law and the practice and procedure of the court.

You know as well as we do how quickly the law changes. The 2018 service keeps you upto- date through the main work, two supplements, and four e-newsletters. Many chapters are updated including cases on organized and serious crime, hearsay, confessions, joint enterprise, outraging public decency, bail, dangerous drugs, costs, intoxication, sexual offences, professional misconduct, search warrants, discount for good character, road traffic offences, legal professional privilege, competence of counsel, securities and futures offences and immigration offences, enhancing your understanding of the crimes relevant to your current cases.

Archbold Hong Kong 2018 is available in print, ProView eBook and on Westlaw Asia.



The Law and Practice of Hong Kong Companies, 3rd Edition

This updated Third Edition of the Law and Practice of Hong Kong Companies presents a step-by-step overview that a professional needs for the daily practice of running a company in accordance with the current provisions of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622). This practical book highlights and breaks down the everyday routine and procedures for properly running a company, including: (i) requirements from incorporation to dissolution; (ii) formalities required by the Companies Registrar; (iii) formation of joint ventures; (iv) purchase of sole trader; (v) partnerships and business enterprises; (vi) civil and criminal proceedings, etc.

NEW CONTENT (i) Practice and Procedure on the Listing of Companies on the Hong Kong Exchange; (ii) Continuing Statutory Obligations of Directors and Officers of such
Companies; and (iii) Suspension, Cancellation and Withdrawal of the Listing of such Companies from the Exchange.

NEW CHAPTERS (i) Regulation of Listed Companies; (ii) Share Capital Transactions; (iii) Investigations and Enquiries; and (iv) Takeovers, Mergers, Amalgamations and Other Reconstructions. 

This new edition is the ideal source for the answers to all questions in regards to Hong Kong companies and its company secretarial practice.

Commercial Litigation in Hong Kong – A Practical Guide, Second Edition


Commercial litigation is one of the busiest practice areas in Hong Kong with the commercial court developing its unique nuances. Commercial Litigation in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide, Second Edition is comprehensively reviewed and updated after 5 years from the publication of the first edition. It continues to provide an in-depth, comprehensive guide to the practice of commercial litigation, with more than 40% of content updated.
What’s New:
  • Distinguishes Mareva Injuctions from proprietary or asset preservation injunctions
  • Refers and explains the Revised Practice Guidelines for Admission of Overseas Counsel (Bar Circular no. 068 of 2015) issued by the Hong Kong Bar Association, in particular the checklist attached to those guidelines
  • References the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016
  • Replaces the old practice directions 11.1 & 11.2 with the most updated versions
New Cases Discussed:
  • Asia Fortune Media Group Ltd, Re (unrep., CACV 248/2015, 12 April 2016)
  • China Solar Energy Holdings Ltd, Re (unrep., HCCW 108/2015, 14 June 2017).
  • Joint Official Liquidators of A Co v B [2014] 4 HKLRD 374; L v G Ltd [2016] 1 HKLRD 167.
  • Z-Obee Holdings Ltd, Re (unrep., HCCW 85/2014, 27 June 2014).
  • Kam Leung Sui Kwan v Kam Kwan Lai (2015) 18 HKCFAR 501.
  • Solar Touch Ltd, Re [2004] 3 HKLRD 154;
  • Beauty China Holdings Ltd, Re [2009] 6 HKC 351, [21]-[23];
  • Pioneer Iron and Steel Group Company Ltd, Re (unrep., HCCW 322/2010, 6 March 2013).
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd v UBAF (HK) Ltd
  • Skillsoft Asia Pacific Pty Ltd v Ambow Education Holding Ltd (No.2) [2016] 1 HKLRD 1052.
  • Zimmer Sweden AB v KPN Hong Kong Ltd [2009] 3 HKLRD 94
  • Re Mr David Perry QC [2016] 2 HKLRD 647
  • Re Mably [2014] 1 HKLRD 627
  • United Asia Fiance Ltd v Yiu Tsz Ngar [2015] 2 HKLRD 189
  • Sketchers Sarl v Eternity Freight International Forwarded (HK)(unrep., HCCL 6/2016, 22 August 2016)
  • Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. v Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd (2016) 19 HKCFAR 586
  • XY LLC v Jesse Zhu (CACV 11/2016, 5 December 2016)
  • Wharf Ltd v Lau Yuen How (HCA 1535/2008, 9th January 2009)
Securities & Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571): Commentary and Annotations 2017 Edition

Annotated and edited by Mr Laurence Li, Barrister-at-Law (Temple Chambers) and a team of expert contributors, Securities & Future Ordinance (Cap. 571): Commentary and Annotations is the mostn up-to-date authoritative reference guide with section-by-section analysis of the complex rules and concepts contained in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571).
The 2017 Edition is fully updated: reviewing and analysing the recent amendments to the law with cross-referencing to corresponding legislation:
1. Changes to the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) regarding the incorporation of open-ended investment fund companies
2. New regulations regarding the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market – as regulated in accordance with Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance) 2014
3. New regulations providing supervisory assistance to regulators outside of Hong Kong (i.e. printed licences and certificates of registration) – as prescribed in the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance 2015
4. New regulations for the incorporation, registration, and management of open-ended fund companies (OFC) – the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance 2016introduces this new OFC structure allowing companies to be more flexible in their share issuing structure
5. New powers given to the Securities & Futures Commission to resolve a company under financial distress as a result of the (new) Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628)
6. Touches on the proposed on the HK Exchange’s company listing reforms – controversial as lawmakers/attorneys and the Securities Futures Commission have differing views
7. New duty of care on Financial Institutions creating a new action in tort for damages – investors may now file a claim for damages if the financial products sold by these financial institutions are not reasonable suitable
The latest edition book analyses the latest and most recent reforms and amendments to the Ordinance with cross-referencing to all related codes, guidelines and circulars, etc. This text continues to be a comprehensive and practical guide which provides a better understanding and analysis of the law.
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1. Part IVA of the Ordinance which provides the regulatory framework on open-ended fund companies; and
2. Schedule 11 of the Ordinance which provides the transitional framework for the Part IVA additions to this Ordinance.


Tort Law in Hong Kong, Fourth Edition

Tort Law in Hong Kong, now in its fourth edition, is both a learning tool for intending lawyers and the most up-to-date and comprehensive tort law resource for legal practitioners, academics and judges. The focus is on the Hong Kong law and context. The new edition provides critical analysis of more than 300 new court decisions from Hong Kong and relevant overseas jurisdictions.

Equity and Trusts in Hong Kong: Doctrines, Remedies and Institutions

Equity and Trusts in Hong Kong: Doctrines, Remedies and Institutions is a detailed text on the law in Hong Kong.

The text is unique as it not only details the development of equity and trusts in Hong Kong in the light of developments in other jurisdictions, but also considers the uses of equity and trust in Hong Kong and how they have developed and may be developed in the commercial, corporate and banking sectors. The text also considers the interaction between the domestic use of trusts in Hong Kong and the practice of offshoring.

Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong, Second Edition

Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong, Second Edition continues to be the standard text on intellectual property law in Hong Kong and the essential treatise for the modern day IP practitioner.

New topics covered:
• New cases in Hong Kong, UK, EU and other jurisdictions
• New Patent Ordinance
• Copyright Amendment Bills
• Proposed amendments to the Copyright Tribunal Rules
• Proposed amendments to the Arbitration Ordinance
The Hong Kong White Book 2018


The Hong Kong White book is trusted for its authority, commentary and is relied upon by judges and lawyers alike for guidance on Civil Procedure.

The 2018 service continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of matters relevant to civil procedure. The sixteenth edition of Hong Kong Civil Procedure contains four mainwork volumes - Volumes 1 & 2 contain substantive laws and commentary. The Arbitration and ADR volume, a specialist volume, contains detailed commentary to laws and international treaties relating to various forms of alternative dispute resolution. The Court Forms volume contains prescribed forms and practice forms.

The Hong Kong White Book 2018 is available in print, ProView eBook and on Westlaw Asia, intelligently connect your civil litigation work with our content, expertise and technology.


A clear and concise collected volume of all the annotated ordinances for practitioners, banking and corporate professionals, financers and investors in Hong Kong.

Money-laundering is prevalent and has been an increasing concern in Hong Kong, with rates far exceeding the global average. The Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Ordinances: Commentary and Annotations encompasses the latest materials on the three major Anti-Money Laundering Ordinances: Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) Ordinance (Cap 405); Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap 455); and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap 615).

The 2nd Edition is fully updated: reviewing and analyzing the recent updates and amendments that affect the Ordinance with cross-referencing to corresponding laws:

1. Applications and references to the corresponding sections to the: Companies Ordinance (Cap.622); Securities and Futures Ordinances (Cap.571); Banking Ordinance (Cap.155); Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap.112); as well as international anti-money laundering standards;

2. Firms/Financial Institutions duty to comply with the AMLO – Revised rules and regulations to help detect and report suspicious activity including the predicate offenses to money laundering and terrorist financing, such as securities fraud and market manipulation;

3. Updated requirements of Firms/Financial Institutions (i.e. banks) to take preventative or mitigating measures commensurate with the nature and scope of the money laundering or terrorist- financing risks by identifying high-risk clients;

4. Revised customer due diligence measures (CDD) which must be undertaken and complied with prior to establishing any business relationship or conducting with, or conducting occasional transactions for customers;

5. New amendment of the AMLO to prescribe the statutory CDD and record-keeping requirements applicable to solicitors, accountants, real estate agents and trust and company service providers (“Designated Professions”) when they engage in specified transactions;

6. New amendments that require Firms/Financial Institutions to establish and maintain adequate and appropriate risk-based controls to address trade-based money laundering risks as well as develop written policies and procedures to assess and mitigate money laundering risks arising from trade-related activities;

7. Proposed amendments to the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) to require companies incorporated in Hong Kong to maintain beneficial ownership information.

ProView eBook Exclusive Content:

1. The Monetary Authority’s Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (For Authorized Institutions);

2. The Securities and Futures Commission’s Guideline on Anti- Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (For Licensed Corporations);

3. The Insurance Authority’s Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter- Terrorist Financing (For authorized insurers, reinsurers, appointed insurance agents and authorized insurance brokers carrying on or advising on long term business); and

4. Guidance Paper on Combating Trade-based Money Laundering

Civil Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide to the Main Principles, Fourth Edition

Civil Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide to the Main Principles, Fourth Edition, a popular text with practitioners, has developed a reputation as being a user-friendly, simply written guide to the main principles of civil procedure.

The new edition covers important changes in relevant areas, including the recent abolition of the “as of right” route of appeal to the CFA. A few years have passed since the coming into effect of the Civil Justice Reform (CJR). The text elaborates on various points where it would be helpful for practitioners to have more of an explanation and/or a flavour of the Court’s general approach now.

Civil Litigation in Hong Kong, Fifth Edition

The practical companion to The Hong Kong White Book
Since its first edition in 1993, Civil Litigation in Hong Kong has proved to be an unparalleled practical guide to the rules of civil procedure in Hong Kong.

A step-by-step practical guide
Its checklists, diagrams, and sample documents have been a valuable source of knowledge for trainee solicitors and practitioners who conduct civil litigation. Now available in DUO, which includes a ProView eBook version for you to personalise your copy.

Completely up-to-date with new content covering numerous changes to the dispute resolution
Since the previous edition, a wealth of case law has now fleshed out the new rules and this fifth edition puts meat on those bones by instructing readers based on almost a decade of post-CJR practical experience. This edition covers:
• Updated and improved sections on sanctioned offers and sanctioned payments, mediation and settlement
• Major changes in the arbitration regime — increasingly popular as a method of alternative dispute resolution.

Written by a team of experienced practitioners who specialise in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
• Allan Leung, Partner, Hogan Lovells Hong Kong
• Douglas Clark, Gilt Chambers


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Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628): Commentary & Annotations, 1st Edition

The law comes into full effect on 8 July 2017.

First text to review and analyze this new Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628) enacted because of the recent 2015 and 2016 amendments to the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571) allowing the Securities and Futures Commission as well as other financial authorities for the resolution of systemically important financial institutions in the banking, insurance, and securities and futures sectors, as well as certain financial market infrastructures, when a crisis occurs leading to the failure of that monetary fund in an orderly manner without taxpayer exposure to loss from solvency support, while also maintaining the continuity of their vital economic functions.

All 244 Sections and 8 Schedules of the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (Cap.628) are reviewed and analyzed. This new text examines the new powers given to the Hong Kong Money Authority (“HKMA”), Insurance Authority (“IA”), and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and how might they be applied to help and resolve the issues that arise when a financial institution fails, including the powers to:

(i) impose a write off or conversion of capital instruments issued by authorized financial institutions;

(ii) to resolve a holding company or group company of a within scope entity;and

(iii) to give effect to a resolution action taken by an overseas counterpart.

This is an essential text to all legal practitioners and regulators working in the commercial, financial, and companies sector, as well as all those working in the banking/finance industry, including accountants, money managers, investment brokers, etc.


1. I-Annex 3: Resolvability Assessments
2. I-Annex 4: Essential Elements of Recovery and Resolution Plans
3. Financial Institutions (Resolution) (Protected Arrangements) Regulation
4. Principles on Loss-absorbing and Recapitalisation Capacity of G-SIBs in Resolution – Total Loss-absorbing Capacity (TLAC) Term Sheet
5. Hong Kong Monetary Authority: Resolution Planning – Core Information Requirements

1. Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions
2. Regulations on Protected Arrangements: Consultation Paper

The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary & Annotations, 2017 Edition

This new 2017 Edition of the commentary and annotations of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) has been revised and reformatted for a better comprehensive overview of all the changes that occurred to the law over the last 3 years - including the most recent 2017 cases highlighting the now statutory duty of all company directors to exercise reasonable care, duty and diligence when dealing with the company’s everyday business affairs!

Arbitration in Hong Kong - A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition


Clarity on the impact of the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2016, and the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016, passed in June 2017, in this practical guide endorsed by Geoffrey Ma GBM QC SC, the Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.



Croc of Final Appeal

Following the success of The Law is a Crocodile and Crocodile at Law, Sweet & Maxwell is pleased to present Croc of Final Appeal from Mr. Justice Kemal Bokhary.

This is the third in a trilogy of cartoon law books by Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary. Like its predecessors, it reaches out to the general public as well as lawyers. Its main theme is the law’s role in achieving the ideals to which humankind aspires. To convey his thoughts, the author has written 149 entries and drawn 152 cartoons. The link between natural law and human rights is explored. Democracy, justice and the rule of law are among the topics addressed.  So are civil disobedience, constitutional methods, the separation of powers and much more besides. Humour is often employed, but always to make points meant to be taken seriously.

Brooke's Notary Hong Kong, 2nd Edition

The only reference work on notarial practice in Hong Kong, covering amendments and revisions following the reform of notarial practice.

The Conflict of Laws in Hong Kong, 3rd Edition

The only up-to-date authoritative guide in Hong Kong on Conflicts.

IPO Handbook for Hong Kong 2017

IPO Handbook for Hong Kong 2017
A comprehensive handbook spanning the entire listing process

Educating you on the rules you need to follow, the standards you need to meet, and the companies and organizations that can offer assistance as you embark on your IPO journey.
For the past two years, Hong Kong has been the world-leading IPO market, witnessing PSBC’s mammoth $8 billion IPO in 2016. This comprehensive handbook spans the entire listing process, from pre-IPO preparation to managing the IPO marketing and investor relations.
Limited copies are available. Order yours now! 
Trademark Law in China - Pirates in the Middle Kingdom: The New Frontier, 3rd Edition

The Third Edition of Trademark Law in China provides a comprehensive analysis of China’s developing trademark laws including translations of the Chinese Intellectual Property and Trademark laws, related notices and regulations and cases decided by the Chinese Supreme People’s Court. 

Company Law in Hong Kong - Insolvency 2017

First analytical and comprehensive look at the proposed amendments and revisions to the Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32) now pending before the Legislative Council!

Banking Law and Practice in Hong Kong

The ONLY book analysing and commenting on the current state of legislation, regulation and policy of Banking Law in Hong Kong.

Company Law in Hong Kong - Practice and Procedure 2017

Company Law in Hong Kong – Practice and Procedure 2017 continues to highlight the operation of the new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) two years after its enactment in Hong Kong.

Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571): Commentary and Annotations, 2nd Edition

Analyse the latest reforms and amendments to the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571), with references to the most recent codes, guidelines and circulars. This comprehensive and practical guide, general edited by Mr Lawrence Li of Temple Chambers, and authored by a team of expert contributors, provides analysis of all 409 sections as well as the Schedules of the Ordinance.


The definitive guide to criminal practice and procedure in Hong Kong.

Construction Dispute Prevention and Resolution in Hong Kong 2016

The reliable and comprehensive authority on construction law and the dispute resolution process in Hong Kong

Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts, 5th Edition

The authoritative reference work for Hong Kong contract law.

Essential updates for every Hong Kong practitioner following the introduction of the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 691) and Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623).
THE HONG KONG WHITE BOOK 2017, Volumes 1 & 2, 15th Edition

In the midst of constant development, the Hong Kong White Book 2017 provides authority, guidance and security on civil procedure in one single source, ensuring you have the in-depth understanding of civil procedure  you need to succeed.

The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap.622): Commentary & Annotations, 2016 Edition

The full and complete annotations of the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) on all 921 sections and 11 schedules of the Primary Legislation, as well all 112 provisions of the Subsidiary Legislation (Cap.622A - 622L) - presented in a 2-volume set highlighting the key changes, precedence and applications made by the law since its enactment 2 years ago.


Written by doctors and lawyers,the book is essential reading for practitioners in both professions who are concerned with the medico-legal aspects of beginning and end of life issues,as well as advances in medical research and technology and patients'''' rights and autonomy in law.

Law and Justice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Law and Justice in Hong Kong offers readers a fully updated account of the legal system of Hong Kong, the only common law jurisdiction in East Asia. Written in a lucid narrative style, it provides a clear explanation of the fundamental principles of Hong Kong law and legal procedure with reference to wider global and regional developments. It also explains the crucial role played by the rule of law in Hong Kong’s historic transition from a cluster of marginal fishing settlements into a leading international financial centre over the course of one and a half century.


The only publication which offers the first analytical and comprehensive look at the proposed amendments and revisions to the Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap.32) now pending before the Legislative Council, this is an essential publication to understand and comprehend all relevant amendments and changes to the law.

Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition

Essential legal content for everyone who wants to stay current with all Hong Kong Employment Law related matters, this Second Edition of Employment Law & Practice in Hong Kong brings you up to date on the developments of the past six years on the practice of law and jurisprudence. It also features expanded coverage of a number of areas, including: post-termination restrictive covenants and numerous case law developments in workplace discrimination.

Practical Guide to the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance

The Practical Guide to the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance as authored by Linklaters provides a highly practical yet comprehensive overview of the new competition regime from both substantive and procedural aspects.

Personal Injury Tables Hong Kong 2016, 4th Edition


Bermuda Commercial Law

Authored by Harney Westwood & Riegels and Harneys Bermuda Limited, one of Bermuda’s leading law firms, Bermuda Commercial Law is the authoritative reference for lawyers and other professionals who work frequently with offshore corporate structures and transactions.

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Hong Kong

Print and ProView eBook included with exclusive content on eBook version!

The first publication on drafting wills and trusts in Hong Kong, this crucial guide explains the issues involved in preparing Hong Kong law trusts.

Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook

Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook is the essential reference source and guide for judges, practitioners, scholars and students on constitutional law and judicial review in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Human Rights: Source, Content and Enforcement

The first comprehensive treatment of human rights covering its origins, contents and enforcement, with detailed discussions of the provisions of the ICCPR and the ICESCR and how they impact Hong Kong.

Justice Kemal Bokhary has had a distinguished legal career in Hong Kong, culminating in his appointment as one of the founding members of the Court of Final Appeal. His contribution to Hong Kong’s legal system, and the rule of law, is highly regarded, both by the legal profession and the wider community.

Law of the Hong Kong Constitution, Second Edition

The political system has undergone major changes in Hong Kong, especially in relation to the debates on the election of the Chief Executive in 2017 and the evolvement of the Occupy Movement.

Some highlights of this title include:
• Operation of the Legislative Council, covering the important but least discussed topic on parliamentary practice and procedure, as well as the difficult question on the relations between the Legislature and the Judiciary
• Remedies – a very important subject in practice on which there are significant developments
• Comprehensive analysis of the Basic Law and the concept of ”one country, two systems”

Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL)

JICL promotes international legal research and scholarship encouraging new insights into law in context. It publishes expert accounts and thought-provoking assessments of important theoretical or jurisprudential questions. It welcomes interdisciplinary contributions especially those that tangibly link such disciplines as social sciences, economics, international politics, media studies and other fields of research and academic debate that may be more empirically based but of major significance in influencing the focus and reform of law in its national and global contexts.

The December 2016 issue is a special collection of essays on “Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reforms”, guest edited by Professors Alan Reed and Nicola Wake. Its contributions include: “Circumstance, Choice and Denial of a Superior Orders Defence in International and Comparative Criminal Justice”, “Bad Character Evidence in Criminal Trial” and “Mental Capacity, Criminal Offences and the Role of the Expert in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions”.

The June 2017 issue carries contributions such as “Negotiating Women’s Rights under Muslim Family Laws in Israel and India”, “Air Carrier Liability and Air Passenger rights”, “Fair Housing, Discrimination and Inclusionary Zoning in the United States” and “Liability for the Malicious Institution of Civil Proceedings”.

The December 2017 issue includes articles on “Enforcing Criminal Law through Civil Processes” (Professor Simon Young), “Mediation:  International Experience and Global Trends” (Professor Neil Andrews), “The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure at Westminster” (Professor Robert Blackburn) and “Legal Challenges to the Belt and Road Initiative (Professor Wang Guiguo).

Currently we are receiving submissions for publication in 2019. Submissions may be sent to Professor Anton Cooray at to whom any inquiries may also be directed.

Company Law in Hong Kong - Insolvency 2016

Updated with all transitional aspects and new legal content regarding the re-titled Cap.32 Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance including the revised aspects of the winding-up process:

• Commencement of winding-up
• Appointment, powers, vacation of office and release of provisional liquidators
• Conduct of winding-up
• Voidable transactions
• Investigation during winding-up, offences antecedent to or in the course of winding-up and powers of the Courts
• Transitional laws and legal precedence that have been recently reviewed and heard by the