- Recent Cases
- 25 March 2020
In OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd v Kai Sen Shipping Company Ltd  HKCFI 375, the Hong Kong High Court considered an application by the defendant shipowner for a stay of the Hong Kong proceedings to arbitration. In a decision containing an orthodox analysis of the rules for determining the governing law of the arbitration agreement, the incorporation of arbitration agreements into bills of lading by reference, and submission to arbitration, the Court denied the application.
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HKSAR V Chu Ang FACC 6/2019
The Court of Final Appeal has adjourned the above appeal which had originally be set down for a substantive hearing on 21 February 2020.
On 15 November 2019, leave was granted by the Court of Final Appeal on the proper construction of “agent” for the purposes of section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, Cap 201. (FAMC 34/2019)
Dr. Gerard McCoy SC has been instructed to appear for the appellant, the HKSAR.
There is currently no date for the rescheduled appeal.
- Recent Cases
- 13 February 2020
Lee Wing Ho v A Magistrate, Another Magistrate and Commissioner of Police HCAL 132/2020
Dr Gerard McCoy SC and Albert N.B. Wong are representing the Applicant challenging the obtaining of a ‘bulk warrant’ singularly granting limitless access to all the digital contents stored in over 50 electronic devices which were seized and taken to 22/F of Police Headquarters.
HKSAR v Tai Yiu Ting; Chan Kin Man; Chu Yiu Ting & ors (CACC 128/2019)
The appeal is scheduled to be heard on 24 -26 February 2020.