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  • “Undoubtedly the top set in Hong Kong” - Legal 500, 2023

  • “Strength at all levels” - Legal 500, 2023

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Recent Judgments

Court Grants Groundbreaking Orders Compelling Ex-management of Company in Liquidation to Resign and to Appoint Liquidator as Director of Subsidiaries

18 September 2023

In Re China Properties Group Limited (in Liquidation) [2023] HKCFI 2346, the Court had occasion to address two important aspects of Hong Kong’s present day liquidation regime: (1) how the Hong Kong court exercises its jurisdiction to wind up overseas-incorporated companies; and (2) how Hong Kong court-appointed liquidators can effectively carry out the winding-up.

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Recent Judgments

Companies Court Clarifies Approach on Valuation of Shares in Unfair Prejudice Petitions

6 September 2023

In Re Luk Fai Holdings Co Ltd; Re Criteria Holdings Ltd [2023] HKCFI 2268, the Companies Judge, Hon Linda Chan J, clarified the Court’s approach to the valuation of shares in the context of buy-out relief arising from unfair prejudice petitions. The decision provides welcome guidance on the question of whether and to what extent, in the context of assessing the fair market value of shares of a company holding real property, the court should deduct notional expenses which would have to be incurred in a hypothetical sale of the real properties held by the company. This question has hitherto never been considered by the Hong Kong courts.

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Recent Judgments

Dependency Claim by Alleged Mistress Wholly Dismissed by the Court

31 August 2023

In LYYC v CHL and CSMS, the Executrices of the Estate of CGSK also known as CSKG, Deceased and Another [2023] HKCFI 1585, the Hon Madam Justice Bebe Chu dismissed an application by a former secretary of a deceased businessman (“Deceased”) for financial provision under s.3(1)(ix) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Ordinance (Cap 481) against the executrices of the Deceased (1st Respondent) after a 10-day trial.

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