DVC Construction members recognised by Doyles 2017

21 July 2017

Ian Pennicott SC and Anthony Houghton SC have been recognised as Leading Senior Counsel in Hong Kong's Construction and Barristers list in the 2017 edition of Doyles.  Teresa Cheng SC appears in Doyles 2017 list as a Recommended Senior Counsel for Construction and Infrastructure  David Tsang and Calvin Cheuk are Recommended Juniors in Doyles 2017 Construction and Infrastructure category Click here to read more: http://doylesguide.com/leading-construction-infrastructure-barristers-hong-kong-2017/   Read more

6 things you need to know about Cross-Jurisdictional Inheritance & Estate Administration in 60 mins

19 July 2017

DVC hosted a thought leadership event presented by Patrick Fung SC, Teresa Wu and Connie Lee entitled "6 things you need to know about Cross-jurisdictional Inheritance and Administration of Estates in 60 minutes"  on 14th July at the Bankers Club. In an opening gambit which referenced the coalescence of timing with France's Bastille Day, Patrick remarked that "he wasn't intending to given any one any revolutionary ideas about the law on probate and... Read more

An Insolvency Roundup presented by Charles Sussex SC, Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC and Richard Zimmern

19 July 2017

On 11 July 2017, Charles Sussex SC, Jose-Antonio Maurellet and Richard Zimmern spoke at a seminar on Cross-border Insolvency. Charles Sussex SC provided insights on the winding up of foreign companies in Hong Kong, Richard Zimmern took us through Judicial Assistance and Jose Antonio Maurellet SC examined Schemes of Arrangement. In referencing section 327 of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32) Charles noted that despite the fact that it is unusual... Read more

Colloquium on International Law organized by the Asian Academy of International Law Ltd

17 July 2017

At the 2017 Colloquium on International Law organized by the Asian Academy of International Law Ltd (AAIL) Adrian Lai presented his paper “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and Jurisdictional Immunities."  In his presentation, Adrian referred the audience to the statement of the Chinese delegate made at a UN meeting, the statement of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the letter of the Chinese Government issued for the recent case of TNB Fuel Services... Read more

Douglas Lam SC - shortlisted as Barrister of the Year

17 July 2017

Douglas Lam SC of Des Voeux Chambers has been shortlisted as a Barrister of the Year nominee by AsiaLaw Profiles. The winner will be announced at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards dinner on September 28, where various leading dispute resolution lawyers will gather at The Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong to celebrate litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession. To read more click here:  https://www.asialaw.com/articles/asialaw-dispute-resolution-awards-2017-shortlist-announced/areqgagw   Read more

ICC & CIETAC Joint Conference – International Arbitration Without Frontiers

10 July 2017

On 27 June 2017 in Shanghai, ICC and CIETAC jointly hosted a one-day conference featuring presentations by judges, arbitration practitioners and academics. Ellen Pang from DVC was a speaker at the conference. The conference, entitled “International Arbitration Without Frontiers: Best Management of Dispute Resolution for the Belt and Road” featured opening remarks by Mr. Weihua Shen, Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Commission of Commerce. The conference also featured keynote speeches... Read more

Join us for a Cross-Jurisdictional Inheritance and Administration of Estates Seminar on 14th July

29 June 2017

Limited places available for an upcoming Cross-Jurisdictional Inheritance and Administration of Estates seminar featuring Patrick Fung, BBS, SC, QC FCIArb, Teresa Wu and Connie Lee of Des Voeux Chambers which will take place on the evening of Friday 14th July. Registrations through Aparna Bundro, Practice Development Director at aparnabundro@dvc.hk [Registration is now closed, thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events] Read more

Third Party Funding in Arbitration in Hong Kong

27 June 2017

Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC examines the latest development in Third Party funding in Arbitration in Hong Kong. On 14 June 2017, Hong Kong passed a landmark legislation allowing third party funding relating to arbitration and mediation, thereby bringing Hong Kong in line with the law in some of the other major jurisdictions. The new legislation, in the form of adding a new Part 10A (ss.98E – 98W) to the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) and a... Read more

Join us for a Cross-border Restructuring & Insolvency Seminar on 11th July

22 June 2017

Limited places available for an upcoming Cross-border Restructuring & Insolvency Roundup featuring Charles Sussex SC, Jose-Antonio Maurellet SC and Richard Zimmern of Des Voeux Chambers which will take place on the evening of Monday 11th July. Registrations through Aparna Bundro, Practice Development Director at aparnabundro@dvc.hk or click here to RSVP. Read more

“From Maxim’s to Starbucks: the Intractable Issue of Goodwill” presented by CW Ling

12 June 2017

On 5 June 2017, CW Ling gave a lunch-time talk to the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners entitled “From Maxim’s to Starbucks: the Intractable Issue of Goodwill”.  During the hour-long presentation, he explored the controversial issue of goodwill in the context of international trade.  To what extent can a foreign trader protect his reputation in a particular jurisdiction where he has no actual presence or business there? Key... Read more