It is trite that agents owe fiduciary duties to their principals, and an agent means one who holds power to affect the legal relations of his principal.
A voyage charter usually provides for a remedy of demurrage to the owner of the vessel against the charterer in circumstances where there is delay in unloading or discharge of the cargo.
In the last issue of the Corporate & Commercial Newsletter published in August 2020, an introduction to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association ("ISDA") architecture was given.
Maeda Corporation and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited v Bauer Hong Kong Limited
This article answers some of the most common questions and addresses some of the most common concerns which firms applying
More than 120 countries have made face coverings compulsory in public. There is no question that personal protective equipment plays a central role in our strategies to confront the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In MC v. SC  HKCFI 2337, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (Court) addressed an application for leave to appeal on a question of law arising out of an arbitral award on the basis...
Hedge fund managers, private equity sponsors and other asset managers as well as brokers, dealers, wealth managers and other providers of investment services and investment products are often keen...
The Sovereign Group
Hong Kong has had a lot to contend with over the last 18 months including country-wide protest action, Covid-19, the US-China trade war, not to mention the new National Security Laws and US
It is not unusual for employees within a group of companies to be employed by one company within the group to perform work at or for other group companies.
Large and complex construction projects frequently require careful and extensive preparation and
evaluation to be undertaken during the tender stages.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have seen an overwhelming demand worldwide for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes respirators, surgical masks, gloves and face shields.
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Commercial practicality and business common sense may take a backseat to the clear wording of contract documents, according to the Court of Appeal (CA) in a recent judgment regarding complex measurement rules (MR) in sub-contracts ...
You, as a landlord, have signed a tenancy agreement with a tenant for rental of a commercial property for a fixed term. However, the tenant has decided to break the lease and does not intend
The concerns over COVID-19 have arguably been the required trigger - against the backdrop of increasing unease ‒ for market participants to take stock and review their financial arrangements.
Contracts sometimes include a ‘force majeure' clause which allows a party to be excused from its contractual obligations in the event of a ‘force majeure event(s)'.
In our recent article we discussed the legal ramifications of the force majeure clauses to "excuse" parties from performing onerous or impossible contracts in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The outbreak of COVID-19 novel coronavirus has brought about disruptions to both public life and international business of an unprecedented scale.
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