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Investing in China: A summary of the first top-level 2018 document on foreign investment

On 15 June 2018, the State Council of China released to the public the Notice on Several Measures Concerning the Active and Effective Use of Foreign Investment to Boost High-quality… LEARN MORE

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Amended Hong Kong takeover rules effective from 13 July 2018

On 13 July 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released its conclusions on the consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and… LEARN MORE

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Countdown to Brexit - what will happen to my intellectual property?

With the clock now counting down to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019, the full implications of Brexit on intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been unclear. … LEARN MORE

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Transfer pricing regime comes into force

On 13 July 2018, the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.6) Ordinance 2018 was enacted and came into force. This is perhaps the most radical reform to the Hong Kong’s tax code since… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes rule changes to tighten regulation of backdoor listing

On 29 June 2018, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a consultation paper on backdoor listing, continuing listing criteria and other rule amendments,… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Court of Appeal reaffirms that termination payments are not taxable

Introduction The recent Court of Appeal decision in Poon Cho Ming, John v Commissioner of Inland Revenue CACV 94/2016 [2018] HKCA 297 affirmed the orthodox position in Hong Kong… LEARN MORE

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Changes to Hong Kong anti-discriminatory laws coming soon

On 22 June 2018, the government proposed to introduce the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (Proposed Bill) with a view to implementing the recommendations… LEARN MORE

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Assessment of the effect of compensation events under NEC3: forecast vs actual cost

In the recent case of Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings (Ireland) Ltd [2017] NIQB 43 Northern Ireland’s High Court of Justice ruled on the correct approach… LEARN MORE

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Late invoicing does not extend time limit

In the case of ICE Architects Ltd v Empowering People Inspiring Communities [2018] EWHC 281 (QB), the English High Court had to consider whether ICE Architect’s cause of action… LEARN MORE

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Why timeless obligation doesn’t necessarily mean timeless

The Scottish case of William John Burnside v Promontoria (Chestnut) Limited 2017 CSOH 157 discussed the existence and the scope of implied terms of a contract setting a time limit… LEARN MORE

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