Litigation Law Updates

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13 Apr 2015

First Imprisonment Penalty under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

On 4 December 2014, an insurance agent was sentenced to jail for 4 weeks for a contravention of section 50B(1)(c)(i) under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap. 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong (“PDPO”). Under the said provision, a person commits an offence if he makes a statement to the Privacy Commissioner (“Commissioner”) which he knows is false or does not believe to be true or knowingly mislead the Commissioner, and is liable for a maximum fine of HK$10,000 and 6 months’ imprisonment.

8 Apr 2015

Special Provisions in the new CIETAC Rules 2015 for Hong Kong Arbitration

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) Arbitration Rules 2015 (“the 2015 Rules”) applies to CIETAC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2015, or where the parties agree to apply the 2015 Rules for arbitrations commenced before 1 January 2015.  Given Hong Kong has a separate judicial and arbitration regime, certain special provisions are provided for in the 2015 Rules for CIETAC arbitrations.  This article will provide a brief summary on the special provisions for CIETAC arbitrations administered by CIETACHong   KongArbitrationCenter.

1 Apr 2015

The New CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2015

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) Arbitration Rules 2015 (“the 2015 Rules”) has come into effect on 1 January 2015, which will apply to all CIETAC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2015. For arbitration proceedings commenced before 1 January 2015, parties may also agree to adopt the 2015 Rules.

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