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(Webinar via ZOOM) Recent Developments in Company Law
Dr. Stefan H. C. LO, Deputy Principal Government Counsel (Ag), Department of Justice
Date: 11 December 2020 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: I (Intermediate)
For delegates who have prior knowledge of the subject area
Language: English
Fee: HK$ 1,700
Accreditation: (Law CPD Points being applied for)
Ref: L20CC19
Venue: Webinar Course
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 recent court decisions
  • to provide an update on recent legislative developments


  • Review of recent cases, which may include:

    • Antuzis v Houghton Catching Services Ltd [2019] Bus LR 1532 (directors' duties; liabilities to third parties for inducing company's breach of contract)
    • BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2019] BCC 631 (directors' duties; dividends; creditors' interests)
    • Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings Ltd v Lee Sin Mei Olivia [2019] 3 HKLRD 833; Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding [2019] Bus LR 2878 (directors' duties; liabilities for unlawful dividends)
    • Singularis Holdings Ltd (in liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] 3 WLR 997 (corporate attribution; one-man company; company's claim against bank for breach of banker's duty of care)
    • Yeung Bing Kwong Kenneth v Mount Oscar Ltd [2019] 3 HKLRD 575 (removal of directors)
    • Re Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd (No 2) [2019] 3 HKLRD 715 (statutory derivative action)
    • Kwok Hiu Kwan v Chen Johnny [2020] 3 HKC 403 (annual general meeting; powers of chairman to disallow votes)
    • Fok Lai Lor Nora v Fok Ying Tung Ming Yuan Development Co Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 1170 (reduction of capital; court-free procedure)
    • Haw Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Pte Ltd v Hua Han Health Industry Holdings Ltd [2019] 4 HKLRD 286 (winding up; standing of contributory petitioner)
    • Re Asia Master Logistics Ltd [2020] 2 HKLRD 423 (winding up; disputed debts; arbitration agreement)
    • Re Meanmax Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 546 (winding up on just and equitable grounds)
    • Re X Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 745 (appointment of provisional liquidators; disclosure statements)
    • Re Hsin Chong Construction Co Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 316 (winding up; ipso facto clauses; anti-deprivation and pari passu principles)
    • Re Takamatsu [2019] 5 HKC 505; Re CEFC Shanghai International Group Ltd [2020] 1 HKLRD 676; Re Moody Technology Holdings Ltd [2020] 2 HKLRD 187 (cross-border insolvency; assistance to foreign insolvency office-holders)

  • Recent legislative amendments:

    • Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members' Limited Liability) Regulation (Cap 622M)
    • Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2020
    • other legislative developments

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