Authors: Carter Chim
The Butterworths Hong Kong Competition Law Handbook (Third Edition) is a detailed work of reference concerning the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619). This title reproduces the text of the Ordinance along with section-by section annotations, which include key definitions of words and phrases, discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues, cross-jurisdictional comparisons with similar territories, and other authoritative material.
Authors: Ludwig Ng; Sherman Yan; Pearlie Koh
Shareholder disputes have existed for as long as there have been companies and are becoming an everyday occurrence in the corporate world. “A Practical Guide to Resolving Shareholder Disputes” is intended to serve as a ready reference, a checklist, and a source of practical guidance for business owners, investors, financial advisers, in-house counsel, and legal practitioners who are involved in this area.
Apart from outlining general principles and practice, this is the first book on the subject that provides specific treatments for different kinds of companies, such as private companies, listed companies, family companies, and non-Hong Kong companies. The authors have outlined the procedural and legal considerations for various types of actions, including derivative actions, unfair prejudice petitions, and just and equitable winding up. Interlocutory applications in shareholder disputes and the most recent local decisions are discussed in detail, and extensive references are also made to illustrative cases from other common law jurisdictions, like the UK and Singapore.
This second edition will fill an important gap in the growing range of Hong Kong legal textbooks on shareholder disputes and is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, and students interested or engaged in this area of law. Further, aside from the numerous updates on Hong Kong case law, more references have also been made to Singaporean cases and statutes in this second edition to benefit not only Hong Kong readers but also to make the book more relevant to Singapore and other Commonwealth readers.
Author: Stephen Hall
Foundations of Contract Law in Hong Kong - Eighth Edition includes crucial updates, as follows:
Among the many important changes that Hong Kong has experienced or endured over the past three decades is the gradual and continuing emergence of the distinctively local common law. The common law of contract is no exception. It is now increasingly possible to speak of a Hong Kong law of contract that is not a mere facsimile of the English common law. The goal of this eighth edition is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Hong Kong’s law of contract in a way relevant to students, scholars, and practitioners alike.
This new edition features, comprehensive legal updates, extensive original commentary, and analysis exploring the similarities and emerging differences among the jurisdictions with particular reference to the ongoing developments of the law in Hong Kong. It situates contract law in the broader context of a common law tradition that is essentially customary in character and reflects the reasonable expectations of a free people.
This book also provides a carefully curated and edited selection of the most important or illustrative authorities in contract law drawn primarily from Hong Kong, England, and the wider common law world. The Hong Kong authorities included in this book develop or expound upon the common law of contract in a significant way, indicate some degree of doctrinal divergence from England, or illustrate the way in which a rule or principle works in a distinctively Hong Kong setting. The principal English authorities, which furnish the basic framework of the common law of contract, are extracted and explained in a way that is of relevance to Hong Kong. Recent developments in other common law jurisdictions that are likely to influence the future direction of Hong Kong law are also included.
Author: Professor Stephen Hall
Foundations of International Law – Fifth Edition (Student) provides a clear, succinct, and accessible guide to the cardinal concepts of public international law by covering its structure, systematic requirements, and major substantive topics. It has been written to meet the needs of practicing and academic lawyers, students of law and international relations, and anyone interested in developing their understanding of the rules of the international system.
This book brings clarity to international law that is occasionally missing from some specialist works, and a comprehensiveness that transcends basic introductions. It is unique in that it is written for a Hong Kong readership.
Author: Andrew Mak
Conveyancing and Property Litigation in Hong Kong – Third Edition includes significant developments since the 2nd edition came out in 2019, and over 50 cases have been discussed. These include the Court of Final Appeal decisions in Cheung Lai Mui v Cheung Wai Shing on the requirements of equity to recognise and give relief based on proprietary estoppel; Kwok Cheuk Kin v Directors of Lands on the constitutionality of the Small House Policy; HKSAR v Chan Kam Ching on the abuse of the Small House Policy using false instruments; Court of First Instance (“CFI”) decisions on adverse possession; as well as other CFI cases including Lee Kok Che v Royal Mortgage Ltd on the different approaches in Hong Kong and Canada in relation to whether long-standing users of a stretch of road in the rural area are entitled to a public right of way.
Author: Sum Lam
Butterworths Hong Kong Patent Law Handbook – Fourth Edition includes important, new patent cases decided between 2019 and 2022 by the English courts and the courts of other common law jurisdictions such as Australia.
Importantly, it also takes into account the Hong Kong Patents Examination Guidelines (PEG) published by the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department in 2020. Although PEG is not binding, it is the most important and practical reference that patent attorneys actually rely on.
The fourth edition further incorporates patent examination guidelines (as well as important case law considered by the guidelines) published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Australia, Mainland China, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Starting at HK$ 1,350.00
Authors: Ken To, Julian Yeung
Principles of Arbitration in Hong Kong draws on the practical and academic experience of its authors' time as arbitration practitioners, both as party counsels as well as adjudicators. Drawing on current case law, this text considers the common issues that arise in arbitration in Hong Kong and seeks to reduce the issues into basic principles upon which readers can quickly reference in their own research and study.
Starting at HK$ 2,000.00
Author: Simon Luk
Private Equity in Hong Kong and China - Fourth Edition includes two additional chapters:
Starting at HK$ 1,800.00
Authors: ELG Tyler, Stefan HC Lo
Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law Handbook – 25th Edition aims to deal with the intricacies of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) in an easily accessible form. This Handbook reproduces the text of the Ordinance as currently in force along with section by section annotations and examines the significant judicial decisions and rules of the court. The annotations also provide definitions of words and phrases, discussions on practical aspects and contentious issues with reference to each section, and other authoritative materials including cross-jurisdictional references.
Readers may wish to refer to the Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Handbook, which is a complementary text containing the remaining Parts from the "old Companies Ordinance" (Cap 32) that have not been repealed.
As this series has been cited with authority in over one hundred court cases in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal, and Court of Final Appeal, this Handbook will no doubt be an invaluable source of information for practitioners, legal advisers, company secretaries, students and anyone interested in the laws governing companies in Hong Kong.
Starting at HK$ 4,050.00