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Manulife, Munich Re Team Up to Tap Hong Kong's Changing Health Care Market

By Rebecca Ng, News Editor, A.M. Best HONG KONG (BestWire) - Proposed government-driven medical reforms together with an aging population and rising medical costs in Hong Kong is generating a new business model for group life and medical insurance segments among international companies in the wake...

China democracy comments raise doubts in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - (AP) A senior Chinese official's comments that some restrictions on universal suffrage in Hong Kong would be within international norms raised doubts Tuesday about Beijing's commitment to genuine democracy in the former British colony. For years, Hong Kong activists have argued...

Hong Kong closes loophole on free World Cup on TV

HONG KONG - (APINTL) Fans in football-crazed Hong Kong were dealt another blow in their campaign for free World Cup coverage after local regulators moved to close a loophole that allowed locals to watch games on mainland Chinese television. Hong Kong's World Cup coverage is limited to a cable...

Hong Kong air pollution blamed on political system

HONG KONG - (AP) Democracy activists are not the only ones unhappy with a slow pace of electoral reform in Hong Kong. Environmentalists blame the city's political setup which guarantees a strong voice for business for stymieing efforts to clean up Hong Kong's increasingly dirty air. "The...

Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

Hong Kong Passed New Arbitration Law

Fulbright Briefing By: Richard Hill and Jia (Jessica) Fei View Media Fulbright's International Arbitration Briefing is written in Chinese. Contributors to Fulbright's Briefing are Richard Hill (rhill@fulbright.com or +852 2283 1088) and Jia (Jessica) Fei (jfei@fulbright...

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Launches Task Force To Address Problems Facing Chinese Companies With U.S.-Traded Securities

By: Gerard G. Pecht , Jeffrey A. Blount , Stephen Mark Dollar , Peter Stokes and Mark Thomas Oakes Fulbright Briefing Chinese companies with securities traded in the United States are facing mounting scrutiny from U.S. regulators, plaintiff's lawyers, and short sellers. Fulbright &...

Sovereign Immunity Absolute in Hong Kong

Fulbright Briefing Democratic Republic of the Congo v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC (FACV Nos, 5, 6 & 7 of 2010) The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (the CFA) recently issued its judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC regarding the ability of states to...

HONG KONG: Decision on Immunity Not Absolutely Clear

By: Richard Hill and James Rogers Global Arbitration Review A recent appeal brought by the Democratic Republic of the Congo has established that sovereign immunity is absolute in Hong Kong. Richard Hill and James Rogers , partner and senior associate at Fulbright & Jaworski, consider...