Training & Knowledge: Paul Renteurs

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Food Labelling in the Wake of the Death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse

Few Coroners’ Inquests attract as much public attention as that into the death of fifteen-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. And nobody who followed those proceedings could help but be left shaken, particularly by the account of Natasha’s father, who was present when his daughter succumbed to a catastrophic anaphylactic reaction as a result of eating a baguette […]

26th Mar 2018Newsletters

An Update on the Enforcement Function of the Securities and Futures Commission

It is some time since I wrote in a previous newsletter about the appointment of Tom Atkinson, former Director of the Ontario Securities Commission, as Director of Enforcement at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission. Now, after almost two years at the helm, Mr Atkinson can boast an astonishing increase in the value of fines […]

28th Jun 2017Newsletters

Positive developments in third party funding of arbitrations

Hong Kong’s bid to join Singapore as a leading hub for international arbitration was bolstered by the successful passage of the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding)(Amendment) Bill 2016 on 14 June 2017. The passage of the Bill means the amendment of the Arbitration Ordinance and the Mediation Ordinance, and marks the coming into […]

24th Jan 2017Articles

Judgment of the High Court clarifies the extent of the SFC’s duty of disclosure

       In proceedings brought by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC’) under s.214 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (‘the Ordinance’) for the disqualification of four former directors from holding positions of management, Mr Justice Lam ordered the regulator to serve a list of documents which have been or are in […]