Litigation & Dispute Resolution Newsletter
Issue 4 of 2013: December
"The Court of Appeal confirms that a bankruptcy or winding up petition is considered an ''action'' and subject to section 4(4) of the Limitation Ordinance (Cap 347)"; "Provisions on enforcement of Macau Arbitral Awards in Hong Kong to come into effect on 16 December 2013"; "Court confirms that parties who unsuccessfully challenge arbitral awards will pay costs on an indemnity basis"; "Tiger Asia - Date fixed for Market Misconduct Tribunal Proceedings"; "Court orders re-trial on insider dealing case - CITIC Pacific Limited"; "KK Cheung ranked as leading individual by Asia Pacific Legal 500";"Senior Appointments to strengthen our growing areas";"Recent Deacons' publications"
The new Companies Ordinance
The Government has just announced that the new Companies Ordinance will (except for a few provisions) come into effect on 3 March 2014. It is a huge Ordinance, consisting of 21 parts (with divisions and sub-divisions), 921 sections and 11 schedules. 12 regulations have been made to implement the new law. In this series, we will discuss some of the important new provisions affecting banks and financial institutions. We will start with the changes concerning the financial statements that some corporate customers have to produce, a new requirement for directors' "business review", and some provisions concerning auditors.
Human Resources and Pensions Newsletter, Issue 4 of 2013: November
"Employers must think twice before summarily dismissing an employee"; "Restrictive covenant is void for protection against competition"; "The maximum and minimum relevant income levels to be increased for mandatory MPF contributions"; "New PRC Exit-Entry Requirements Involving Foreigners"
Deacons strengthens its DCM capability with the hire of Kevin Tong from King & Wood Mallesons
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Tong as a partner in our Capital Markets practice, strengthening one of the firm's key growth areas and adding further to our extensive range of debt capital markets (DCM) capabilities.
Deacons adds leading tax lawyer in Hong Kong with the hire of Travis Benjamin from Baker & McKenzie
We are delighted to announce the appointment of L. Travis Benjamin as leader of our tax practice. Travis's hire strengthens one of the firm's key growth areas and adds to our capability to advise on Hong Kong and regional/international tax matters.