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March 30, 2020

Debt Collection Post-Covid-19: Force Majeure, Frustration and Winding-Up in Hong Kong

Businesses who wish to take aggressive action to enforce contractual obligations may consider a statutory demand as a means to pressure a counterparty into performance. A statutory demand may result in the winding-up of the counterparty, resulting in the liquidation and dissolution of that counterparty. However, the counterparty may resist the winding-up, disputing that the obligation is in fact owed. The present coronavirus pandemic may provide...

March 5, 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 Virus: Debt Restructuring for Businesses Facing a Liquidity...

Hong Kong businesses are undergoing a period of tremendous challenge, with the reset in economic relations between the U.S. and China, the Hong Kong protests and the Covid-19 virus battering the economy. In this environment, even businesses with strong long term prospects may face real short term working capital challenges. In this article, we explore some of the options available to address liquidity deficiencies.

January 20, 2020

Licensing of Private Equity Sponsors: A New Hong Kong Approach?

On January 7, 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued its “Circular to private equity firms seeking to be licensed” (“PE Circular”) setting out its view on the licensing obligations of private equity firms. The PE Circular suggests that a number of activities frequently undertaken by private equity firms may trigger licensing obligations. As a result, private equity firms operating in Hong Kong without a license...

October 13, 2019

Heightened Regulation of the Stock Market: What Directors of Listed Companies Need to...

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) both shifted their enforcement strategies and priorities after the conclusion of their joint consultation in 2017 in relation to the regulation of listed companies. The SEHK has stepped up the number of investigations it conducts and the number of resulting sanctions has risen accordingly. At the same time, the SFC has adopted a more...

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August 26, 2019

Who's Who Legal Nominates Firm Managing Partner as Leading Private Funds Practitioner

Timothy Loh LLP is pleased to announce that Who's Who Legal has once again nominated Firm Managing Partner, Timothy Loh, as one of the world’s leading practitioners in Private Funds 2020. This recognition places Mr. Loh in a peer group that comprises elite international lawyers from around the world. Who's Who Legal is one of the legal industry's leading independent editorial rankings of financial and corporate law firms worldwide



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