Contract Law in Hong Kong

Author: Michael Fisher,Desmond G. Greenwood

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888083759

Category: History

Page: 470

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This revised and expanded second edition of Contract Law in Hong Kong is the most comprehensive contemporary textbook on Hong Kong contract law written primarily for law students. The 16 chapters of the book cover all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and make ample use of case illustrations. The book deals with all the core areas of Contract Law. The first two chapters introduce the major themes and explain the multiple sources of law in Hong Kong. The subsequent thirteen chapters cover the formation of a valid contract, its contents, "vitiating" elements, the consequences of illegality, the termination of contracts and remedies for breach of contract. The book concludes with an explanation of the doctrine of privity and proposals for reform of the operation of privity in Hong Kong. Particular attention is given to what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions, and to the continuing significance of English case law in Hong Kong and the theoretical and practical reasons for this. The book is intended primarily as a readable but comprehensive and authoritative text for Hong Kong law students. Practising lawyers and professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the topic, however, will also find this book useful and accessible.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

An Introductory Guide

Author: Stephen D. Mau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888208630

Category: Law

Page: 160

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This is one in a series of introductory books providing readers with an overview of the most frequently encountered legal principles. This book presents an introduction to contract principles that apply in Hong Kong. The new edition has been updated to reflect the current state of the law and to include newer cases, both local and overseas. The organizational structure has been revised for easier comprehension while keeping to the sequence in which a legally binding agreement is usually encountered. Contract Law in Hong Kong is an easy-to-understand reference book for students, practitioners, non-law professionals, and the general public.

Contract Law in Hong Kong : Introductory Guide

An Introductory Guide

Author: Stephen D. Mau

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888028588

Category: Law

Page: 144

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This is one in a series of books seeking to introduce the reader to the more frequently encountered common law principles which apply in Hong Kong. This book presents an introduction to contract principles. Contracts affect everyone, from simple daily activities as buying groceries to more complicated and formal agreements such as renovation. As a basic version intended for general use, this publication aims to be an overview. The organizational structure reflects this goal: the text is kept short and easy to read (with Chinese translations of most legal terms used in the text) while the extensive endnote section provides much more comprehensive and detailed explanations for those readers who seek such information. The Table of Contents conveniently provides an overview in an outline format of the subject. The extensive Index makes the book more user-friendly. The intended readership would include, for example: students required to study legal subjects; foreign-based non-law professionals needing an overview of the relevant subject; and, the general public.

Hong Kong Legal Principles

Important Topics for Students and Professionals, Second Edition

Author: Stephen D. Mau

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139746

Category: Law

Page: 576

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While there are publications on specific legal fields, no recent book includes several core legal subjects presented in a general manner. Resulting from this need for an updated work on the general principles of law in Hong Kong for use by non-law students and nonlegal professionals, the first edition of this book was published in 2006. After three printings, the latest in 2010, a new edition became necessary to reflect accurately the changes in the law since the first publication. Intended as a practical general guide to the more common legal principles as they relate to Hong Kong -- contract, tort, employment, and property -- the second edition should assist the reader in understanding and anticipating legal issues that might arise in commercial or daily personal situations. Therefore the second edition of this book has been updated to reflect recent court decisions and revisions to Hong Kong ordinances and has been reorganized to render the book more user friendly.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

A Comparative Analysis

Author: Neil Andrews,Fan Yang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888208890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Contract Law in Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis provides readers with a clear understanding of contract law in Hong Kong as well as its counterpart in England. It enables readers to navigate a vast number of Hong Kong and English contract law cases more efficiently and effectively, gaining a full picture of the subject in the process. The book is divided into thirteen chapters. Each chapter opens with a summary of the main propositions in the relevant area, followed by detailed analysis and case law discussion. It also explores Hong Kong's developments of contract law and incorporation of English contract law, as well as its deviations from other common law jurisdictions. The text is supplemented by supporting references in the notes and by suggestions for further reading in the bibliography. Contract Law in Hong Kong has been designed to be a textbook for teaching. It is also an ideal reference work for practitioners and other interested parties, such as arbitrators, jurists, and business people.

Hong Kong Contracts

Autonomy and Creativity

Author: Carole Chui,Derek Roebuck

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622092891

Category: Law

Page: 190

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A straightforward text for beginners on the law of contract in Hong Kong.

A Practical Approach to Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering Works

Author: David Y.K. Leung

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622091784

Category: Law

Page: 276

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This book provides a comprehensive commentary and guidance to readers on the current edition (1999 Edition) of General Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering Works (the "General Conditions"), which the Hong Kong Government uses for all its civil engineering contracts. The book describes 46 out of 90 clauses in the General Conditions and their practical application, with explanations in plain and simple language under such headings as Commentary, Analysis and Application. The listing of equivalent clauses of the more user-friendly English ICE Conditions and the international FIDIC Conditions together enables the readers to understand the meaning of the General Conditions from a different context. For those readers who find it easier to read in Chinese, the translation will help them to compare with and understand the original English text. The book is therefore useful to students, consulting engineers, surveyors and lawyers who want to understand more about the Hong Kong construction practice.

Understanding Chinese Company Law, Second Edition

Author: Minkang Gu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888028626

Category: Law

Page: 408

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In China, the thirty-year economic reform reflects the process of moving from planned economy towards market economy. This could be seen From the changes in the 2005 Company Law, which recognizes the owners' property rights and gives more freedoms to them to decide various matters. In this new edition, besides offering a systemic the constitution of companies, the establishment of various companies, role and function of various parties in corporate governance, and corporate financing, Gu Minkang highlights the major changes in the 2005 Company Law, and addresses many new issues such as shareholders' derivative action, American limited liability company, and asset restructuring of listed companies. Another important feature is a comparison between the 1993 Company Law and the 2005 Company Law that will facilitate reading and understanding. This comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of Chinese company law will be of value to all who are involved in business with and in China and their legal advisors, and to students of Chinese company law.

Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law

Author: Danny Gittings

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139487

Category: Law

Page: 460

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Effective since China's resumption of sovereignty on 1 July 1997, the Hong Kong Basic Law lays down the general policies and system of government for Hong Kong under the "one country, two systems" formula. It guarantees Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, enshrines the rights and freedoms of residents, and preserves a separate common law system with an independent judiciary. This introduction traces the origins of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the concepts and legal issues that surround it. Drawing on the experience of the first 15 years, it then analyses the content of the Hong Kong Basic Law, especially in relation to Hong Kong's political system, the judiciary, and human rights. Intended especially for students at all levels in law, politics, and other disciplines, this book—the only introductory guide of its kind to the subject—will also appeal to the general reader interested in Hong Kong's experience under "one country, two systems". "Danny Gittings's Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law makes a significant contribution to an important subject. It is expressed in reader-friendly terms. The insights that it provides are of value not only to lawyers but also to the general public." —The Hon. Mr. Justice Kemal Bokhary, Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (1997–2012), Non-Permanent Judge (2012– ). "This well-researched and very readable introduction explains the history, practices and future of the Basic Law—Hong Kong's key constitutional document. It also explores how far the Basic Law is able to address the many political and legal issues now facing Hong Kong. The book is suitable for a wide range of readers. Students of Hong Kong law at all levels will find it essential reading. General readers with an interest in Hong Kong's governance will find in it a lucid and accurate guide—and a timely one as the debate about implementing democracy intensifies." —Professor Fu Hualing, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. "Many of us approach law books with trepidation. But Gittings, a legal academic, used to be a journalist and this shows in his ability to make the book accessible to the general reader. [...] The Basic Law will continue to be central to issues facing the city for years to come. This book enables the reader to quickly acquire a much better understanding of them." — South China Morning Post "As Professor Gittings points out in his book, which includes a chapter on what might happen after Hong Kong’s 50-year autonomy ends, readability was a key aim. Acronyms are kept to a minimum and details set up neatly and comprehensively in footnotes so that the main text is kept as clean as possible." — Hong Kong Lawyer

Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kong, Third Edition

Author: Roger Nissim

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888083805

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Although Hong Kong is an open and business-friendly environment, it has a socialist leasehold land tenure system. The government is landlord to virtually all land, so it plays a pivotal role in the administration of this scarce and therefore valuable resource. As land administration is governed by private contract law rather than legislation, it is constantly evolving with the courts handing down decisions on a regular basis. Government practice also has to respond to this, as well as to the community's concerns on how best land can be administered. As a result, regular updates of this book are required and this new Third Edition is fully up to date to serve its readers — students and practitioners of surveying, architecture, planning and law, and the wider business and financial community.

Family Law for the Hong Kong SAR

Author: Athena Nga Chee Liu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094925

Category: Law

Page: 540

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Family Law for the Hong Kong SAR gives a succinct, clear and comprehensive account of modern family law and will be useful to both students and practitioners. This book incorporates recent developments in family law such as the Marriage and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 1997, Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions and Minor Amendments) Ordinance 1997 and the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance 1997. Contents include: the old-style customary marriage, concubinage, modern marriage, and Christian marriage; nullity and divorce; legitimacy and illegitimacy; parentage; parental rights and authority; the welfare principle; custody on divorce; adoption; wardship; child abduction; maintenance during marriage; financial provision and property on divorce, and domestic violence.

Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia

Remedies for Breach of Contract

Author: Burton Ong,Alexander Loke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198757220

Category: Breach of contract

Page: 536

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Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia provides an authoritative account of the contract law regimes of selected Asian jurisdictions, including the major centres of commerce where until now, limited critical commentaries have been available in the English language. In this new six part series ofscholarly essays from leading scholars and commentators, each volume will offer an insider's perspective into specific areas of contract law, including: remedies, formation, parties, contents, vitiating factors, change of circumstances, illegality, and public policy, and will explore how thesediverse jurisdictions address common problems encountered in contractual disputes. Concluding each volume will be a closing discussion of the convergences and divergences across the jurisdictions.Volume I of this series examines the remedies for breach of contract in the laws of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, and Thailand. Specifically, it addresses the readiness of each legal system in their action to insist that parties perform their obligations;the methods of enforcing the parties' agreed remedies for breach; and the ways in which monetary compensation are awarded. Each jurisdiction is discussed over two chapters; the first chapter will examine the performance remedies and agreed remedies, while the second explores the monetary remedies. Aconcluding chapter offers a comparative overview.

China and Capitalism

A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

Author: David Faure

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622097839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Written by one of the most distinguished experts on China's economic and business history, China and Capitalism provides a highly original and at the same time clear and readable approach to understanding the development of business in China from 1500 to the 1990s. David Faure then uses the picture he has assembled to shed new light on the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese business today. The book is written to be accessible to people with little background in China or Chinese business practice. Dr Faure describes three phases in the development of Chinese business from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. In the traditional phase, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Chinese business relied on contracts as well as on ritual propriety. In the modernizing phase, from the second half of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century, Chinese business had to adapt to the introduction of company law and legal standards of accounting. In the contemporary phase, from the middle of the twentieth century to the present day, China emerged from a control economy to a vibrant market by embracing once again the changes introduced in the modernizing phase. General readers, including students and teachers in courses touching on but not primarily devoted to the Chinese experience, will find in this book the most comprehensive account of China's business development in the last five centuries and many insights into the workings of China's modern business scene. Specialist readers will find a highly original approach to the history of business in China.

Hong Kong Media Law

A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals, Expanded Second Edition

Author: Doreen Weisenhaus

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888208098

Category: Law

Page: 464

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This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

Business Associations, Second Edition

Author: Clement Shum

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622093089

Category: Law

Page: 84

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This book deals mainly with the law of agency and partnership and also touches on the basic principles of company law with special reference to the law of Hong Kong.

Goods

Sales and Securities (3rd edition)

Author: Judith Sihombing

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094321

Category: Law

Page: 188

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The purpose of this book is to introduce elements of the law concerning dealings with goods in Hong Kong to non-lawyers. It assumes that the reader is familiar in outline with the legal system in Hong Kong and knows something of the law of contract. Technical terms are explained in Chapter One to enable the reader to study the chapters on substantive law without needing to consult a legal dictionary. The dealings which can be effected with goods have been described in some detail. This book contains all that an accounting student needs to study for Hong Kong Society Accountants' Examination in respect of goods.

Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong

Author: Gary Soo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888390779

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 188

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Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong is written with construction professionals in mind. By incorporating information from eminent arbitrators and construction law experts, this book offers highly practical and discerning legal knowledge on common contractual issues that face construction professionals every day. The book consists of eight chapters that range from the interpretation of construction contracts to contractual termination and alternative dispute resolution. Each chapter is divided into sections that cover specific issues, making it easy for readers to find a particular topic. Key case laws regulating the main areas of contractual disputes in the construction industry are discussed, with a view to providing crucial insights into the current norms and recent developments affecting the daily administration of construction contracts and the resolution of possible disputes.

Formation and Third Party Beneficiaries

Author: Mindy Chen-Wishart,Alexander Loke,Stefan Vogenauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198808119

Category: Law

Page: 688

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Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia provides an authoritative account of the contract law regimes of selected Asian jurisdictions, including the major centres of commerce where limited critical commentaries have been published in the English language. Each volume in the series aims to offer an insider's perspective into specific areas of contract law - remedies, formation, parties, contents, vitiating factors, change of circumstances, illegality, and public policy - and explores how these diverse jurisdictions address common problems encountered in contractual disputes. A concluding chapter draws out the convergences and divergences, and other themes. All the Asian jurisdictions examined have inherited or adopted the common law or civil law models of European legal systems. Scholars of legal transplant will find a mine of information on how received law has developed after the initial adaptation and transplant process, including the mechanisms of and influences affecting these developments. At the same time, many points of convergence emerge. These provide good starting points for regional harmonization projects. Volume II of this series deals with contract formation and contracts for the benefit of third parties in the laws of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Typically, each jurisdiction is covered in two chapters; the first deals with contract formation, while the second deals with contracts for the benefit of third parties.

The New Legal Order in Hong Kong

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622095070

Category: Law

Page: 712

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As Hong Kong enters its third year under Chinese rule, the prognosis for the common law remains uncertain. Can the improbable doctrine of 'one country, two systems' be made to work? Will the political controversies that continue to bedevil the territory undermine the rule of law and the integrity of the legal order? The 21 essays in this important new collection consider these, and many other, questions. The first part examines several problems that lie at the heart of the Basic Law's promise of legal continuity. Hong Kong's economic order and its legal buttresses are analysed in Part 2, while the essays in Part 3 trace the shifts in social values as reflected both in Chinese and Hong Kong law. Though they embrace a wide area, the contributions to this volume suggest that, while many problems lie ahead, Hong Kong's law and legal system seem adequately entrenched to endure well into the future.