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Recent Developments in Company Law
Dr. Stefan H. C. LO, Deputy Principal Government Counsel (Ag), Department of Justice
Date: 19 July 2019 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: U (Updates)
Be relevant to all lawyers at any level of experience, to update or to enhance legal skills
Language: English
Fee: HK$ 1,650
Accreditation: 3 CPD pts (Accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong)
Ref: L19CC12
Venue: Learning Commons
Unit 903, 9/F,
Euro Trade Centre,
21-23 Des Voeux Road,
Central, Hong Kong
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Presenter's Biography:

Stefan was educated in Australia and is a graduate of the University of Sydney (PhD, LLM, BA/LLB (Hons I)). He has worked in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice since 2009, predominantly advising in connection with the Companies Ordinance Rewrite and the Corporate Insolvency Law Improvement Exercise. He was previously a solicitor in private practice in Sydney and an Assistant Professor of the School of Law at the City University of Hong Kong. Stefan has published widely in the area of company law. He is author of Law of Companies in Hong Kong, now in its second edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2015), and of In Search of Corporate Accountability: Liabilities of Corporate Participants (Cambridge Scholars, 2015), and co-editor of Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law Handbook. He has also written chapters in various company law books and loose-leaf works as well as articles in local and international journals. He is a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Law School's Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.

  • to highlight some of the main amendments to the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) made by the Companies (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018
  • to provide an update on recent court decisions


  • Review of recent cases, which may include:

  • - Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding [2018] UKSC 14, [2018] AC 857 (directors' duties and limitation period)

    - Yung Siu Wa v Raffles Family Office Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2620, [2018] 5 HKLRD 816 (directors' right to inspect company documents)

    - Kwok Hiu Kwan v Chen Johnny [2018] HKCFI 2112, [2018] 6 HKC 394 (annual general meeting; powers of chairman to disallow votes)

    - Lam Kin Chung v Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Ltd (No 2) [2018] HKCFI 747, [2018] 2 HKLRD 769 (statutory derivative action)

    - HRH Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc [2018] EWCA Civ 191, [2018] BCC 668; AAA v Unilever Plc [2018] EWCA Civ 1532, [2018] BCC 959 (parent company's duty of care to employees of subsidiary)

    - Re Enice Holding Co Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1736, [2018] 4 HKLRD 736 (scheme of arrangement)

    - Re CW Advanced Technologies Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1705, [2018] 3 HKLRD 552 (appointment of provisional liquidators)

    - Re China Solar Energy Holdings Ltd (No 2) [2018] HKCFI 555, [2018] 2 HKLRD 338 (provisional liquidators and corporate rescue)

    - Re Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd [2018] HKCFI 426, [2018] 2 HKLRD 449 (winding up petition where company subject to arbitration agreement)

    - Liquidators of China Medical Technologies Inc v Tsang Tak Yung Samson [2018] HKCA 252, [2018] 2 HKLRD 1202 (private examinations and production of documents where company in winding up)

    - Re Joint Liquidators of Supreme Tycoon Ltd [2018] HKCFI 277, [2018] 1 HKLRD 1120; Re China Fishery Group Ltd [2018] HKCFI 2622 (common law assistance to foreign liquidators / insolvency officers)

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