Contract Law in Hong Kong Third Edition

This third edition covers all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and makes ample use of case illustrations, including 110 new cases reported since the publication of the second edition.


Author: Michael J. Fisher


ISBN: 9888455788

Category: Law

Page: 512

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Contract Law in Hong Kong is the most comprehensive contemporary textbook on Hong Kong contract law written primarily for law students. This third edition covers all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and makes ample use of case illustrations, including 110 new cases reported since the publication of the second edition. While most developments in the subject have been common law ones, the recent--and belated--Hong Kong statutory changes in relation to privity of contract have been dealt with, though jurisprudence thereon is still lacking. 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 the legislative 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.

Unlocking Contract Law Third Edition

Lord Diplock felt that not all contracts could be simply divided into terms that ... The doctrine suggested in the Hong Kong Fir case [1962] 2 QB 26 has, ...


Author: Chris Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444128376

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 690

Contract law is an essential element of all law degrees. Unlocking Contract Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in contract law. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and includes discussion of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, as well as all the major new cases. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units. Resources supporting this book are available online at These include: multiple choice questions key questions and answers revision mp3s available for free download interactive glossary and flashcards

Contract Law in Hong Kong

The first comprehensive textbook on contract law for more than ten years. 16 chapters cover all basic contract concepts with particular emphasis placed on what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions.


Author: Michael J. Fisher

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098657

Category: Law

Page: 430

View: 425

The first comprehensive textbook on contract law for more than ten years. 16 chapters cover all basic contract concepts with particular emphasis placed on what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions.

Introductory Scots Law Third Edition

Failure to perform the contract • Express repudiation of the contract ... has been commissioned to go to Hong Kong for the purpose of compiling a report.


Author: Sean Crossan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471863714

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 556

A new and an updated edition of a core bestselling title. Introductory Scots Law 3rd Edition develops the core knowledge and skills demanded in advanced law classes as part of Higher National courses and university-level business courses containing a strong legal component. Attractively designed, this user friendly textbook offers straightforward and accessible coverage of the key areas of Scots Law and the most recent developments within it The third edition: - Is fully revised to include the most up to date legal developments and case law e.g. developments in constitutional law, equality and diversity and human rights - Places particular emphasis on the practical side of contemporary Scots Law by featuring exemplar legal documents to aid understanding - Contains frequent summary Key Points and in-depth Test Your Knowledge questions/case studies to consolidate learning and comprehensionProvides full answers and a range of invaluable e-resources on the accompanying website, including additional case studies and samples of procedures and paperwork - Is also suitable for introductory law units in other fields (such as professional studies) as well as offering a source of highly accessible reference material for a more general readership.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

An Introductory Guide, Second Edition Stephen D. Mau. • a reasonable person acting prudently and cautiously would not have made this statement; ...


Author: Stephen D. Mau

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888208630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 821

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 organisational 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.

Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kong Third Edition

The court held that the Ordinance gave an unfettered discretion to the Governor and there was no ... with the contractual rights of fully competent parties.


Author: Roger Nissim

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888083800

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 864

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.

Guanxi And Business Third Edition

The second is the phenomenal success of the market economies of Hong Kong, ... Contract law grew up in 18th century Europe to give traders reasonable ...


Author: Luo Yadong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811210563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 460

International Arbitration Law and Practice Third Edition

The same agreement referring both to the ICC rules and to the English Court ... the provision of an arbitration agreement, was construed by the Hong Kong ...


Author: Mauro Rubino-Sammartano

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781937518158

Category: Law

Page: 2072

View: 571

This third edition of International Arbitration Law and Practice has been largely enriched by covering international commercial arbitrations, investment treaty arbitrations, arbitrations between public bodies, between states and individuals, the UNCITRAL model law and Iran-US Tribunal proceedings as well as commodity arbitration, online arbitration and sports arbitral proceedings. International Arbitration Law and Practice, 3rd edition elaborates new concepts such as a definition of international arbitration based on procedural law (different from transnational law) and a doctrine (the tronc commun doctrine) to identify the applicable substantive law on disputes between parties belonging to different countries. It further suggests that a law of international arbitration has arisen from the various conventions and laws. Besides dealing with all the aspects of arbitration on a topic by topic basis, the writer presents a third generation arbitration which builds on analysis of major obstacles to a smooth running arbitration.International Arbitration Law and Practice, 3rd edition is a work that anyone involved in arbitral proceedings will find to be absolutely indispensable.

Practitioner s Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation Third Edition

An expansive definition of what constitutes a Chinese legal person, however, ... Conversely, Hong Kong is treated as foreign for these purposes and ...


Author: Richard Chernick

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781933833750

Category: Law

Page: 1198

View: 973

The Practitioner's Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation, 3rd Edition is a unique work with each chapter written by a well-known practitioner and expert in the field. It covers each step of the international arbitration and mediation process and offers separate chapters that summarize the laws of leading arbitral venues. This Handbook is intended to make the reader into a better practitioner or arbitrator/mediator. Moreover, each chapter has been written to provide practical advice and guidance. Unlike many works with multiple authors, this work is not simply a collection of essays on a general subject. This book is a unified work with cross references among the chapters and a consistent format throughout. The Practitioner's Handbook is divided into three parts. Part One describes in detail each step of the international arbitration process and offers tips. Part Two deals with each step and facet of an international mediation. Each of these chapters is filled with Practitioners’ Expert Commentary. Part Three summarizes the laws of leading arbitral jurisdictions, like Hong Kong, England, Switzerland, and France. These chapters give you detailed guidance on the laws governing international arbitration in that particular jurisdiction. As a result, the chapters in Part Three are a bit more technical as the authors realized that the reader would need citations to and commentary on the local arbitration statutes and rules. The CD ROM that accompanies this Work contains relevant original source material that is germane to the text. A review of the table of contents of the material contained on the CD ROM will acquaint you with the range of material covered.

Doing Business In China

One such exception found in law is the maximum amount mortgage contract ... of China Third Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, ...


Author: Michael J. Moser

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781578231553


Page: 3686

View: 400

Doing Business in China provides over 3,000 pages of extensive and comprehensive analysis on Chinese business and commercial law and practice. This work is the most thorough reference and guide to all major areas of business law and investment in the People’s Republic of China, and offers a wide-ranging analysis and commentary on Chinese business laws. For over thirty years Doing Business in China has been one of the premier sources of practical information and analysis on issues affecting foreign investment in China. This multi - volume treatise captures the collective experiences and knowledge of prominent practitioners and business and legal experts with respect to the essential areas of PRC investment and commercial law. Designed for those who are either planning to invest in China or who already have an established presence, Doing Business in China provides a detailed examination of all relevant legislation and practice in China that affects business and investment. It also closely examines key issues and potential pitfalls involved in all areas of business and investment.

Hong Kong Auditing

Economic Theory & Practice (Third Edition) Ferdinard A. GUL, Simon Fung ... Common law and equity not only imply certain terms into an audit contract, ...


Author: Ferdinard A. GUL

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9789629372347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 940

View: 490

Over the years auditing has developed into a specialised function with complex ethical, legal and economic implications. The role of auditors in providing credibility is even more important in a society like Hong Kong, which relies heavily on its reputation as an international financial and business centre. The financial crises and accounting scandals reported in recent years, which led to economic meltdowns and massive loss in capital resources across the globe, highlights the vital role of auditors as gatekeepers and the importance of high quality auditing in ensuring corporate transparency and honest financial reporting. The third edition is thoroughly revised to take into account the new Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622, effective 2014) and Hong Kong Standards on Quality Control, Auditing, Assurance and Related Services (updated June 2014), and numerous developments of a full range of auditing topics since the previous edition, including: Auditors legal duties and liabilities Auditor quality Auditors ethical behaviour Corporate governance Statistical sampling Pitfalls in computerisation of accounting services Use of computer-assisted-audit-techniques (CAATs) Audit reporting Auditing standards Along with recent development of the profession and cutting-edge research findings, this book boldly draws on economic theories to explain aspects of auditing. Certain economic concepts that are applicable to all aspects of an audit are addressed for students and practitioners alike. By utilising graphics, tables and intriguing cases, this book will serve as a useful companion for accounting and legal practitioners. This is also a textbook for students preparing for university studies, practical training and professional accounting examinations. At the end of each chapter, there are dozens of exercises, cases and discussion questions for the benefits of teachers, students and life-long learners. Published by City University of Hong Kong Press 香港城市大學出版社出版

Drafting Effective Contracts A Practitioner s Guide 3rd Edition

In Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp. v. HFH USA Corp., 805 F. Supp. 133 (W.D.N.Y. 1992), the court disregarded a German choice of law stipulation in a ...


Author: Dodd, Feldman, Nimmer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543812503

Category: Contracts

Page: 1910

View: 899

The professional's favored tool for over a decade, this backbone reference provides a comprehensive set of drafting elements that can be used from contract to contract. Move step-by-step through the contract-creation process --from conducting the initial client meeting to closing the deal, with detailed discussions of the eleven, essential drafting elements, parties, recitals, subject, consideration, warranties and representations, risk allocation, conditions, performance, dates and term, boilerplate, and signatures. A favorite reference tool for professional drafters for over a decade, Drafting Effective Contracts combines a clear analysis of how effective agreements are structured with a practical breakdown of the essential elements of any contract-- giving you the best way to draft contracts. This completely updated practical reference guide presents a consistent structural analysis and a comprehensive set of drafting elements that can be used from contract to contract. You are led step-by-step through the process by which contracts are created, given clear sample contract provisions, and offered direction around the obstacles that may be encountered in drafting agreements for goods and services, promissory notes, guaranties, and secured transactions. Drafting Effective Contracts provides a complete handbook for drafting legal agreements that work. For starters, you get a practical and comprehensive approach to the overall contract process--from conducting the initial client meeting to closing the deal. You'll find a detailed discussion of the 11 drafting elements that every contract may have: Parties Recitals Subject Consideration Warranties and Representations Risk Allocation Conditions Performance Dates and Term Boilerplate Signatures After you get a solid explanation of these essential elements and how they're assembled to create effective contracts, you get key strategies for negotiating the agreement and closing the deal. You get an overview of the legal concepts that underpin various types of agreements --such as promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements, and agreements for the sale of goods and services. Then you'll see how to apply the drafting elements to create the finished contract. You also get an array of sample agreements and contracts as well as statutory material. Only Drafting Effective Contracts combines the best benefits of a forms book and a treatise to give you the most complete tool for building effective legal agreements.

Professional Liability Third Edition

Third. Edition. This book attempts to explain in simple but precise ... text the basic principles are illustrated by leading British and Hong Kong cases.


Author: Robert Wickins

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094048

Category: Law

Page: 196

View: 174

Professional Liability has been written to give accountancy and business students a clear and concise description of the legal principles relating to professional liability. The core of the book is a wide-ranging and detailed account of the growth and application of the tort of negligence. Over one hundred leading British and Hong Kong cases covering a wide range of professions and business situations are used to illustrate the basic principles. The facts and a detailed analysis of all major cases are provided. A number of leading Commonwealth cases have also been included. The book is also useful to those studying or seeking information on professional liability in areas such as surveying, banking, and public administration. The text is divided into numbered paragraphs, and the main points are summarized at the end of each chapter, for easier comprehension and study.

Comparative Equality and Anti Discrimination Law Third Edition

May, Tiffany and Mullany, Gerry, Hong Kong Court Rules Against Same-Sex Unions, N.Y. Times (Oct. 18, 2019) Mayer, Jane and Abramson, Jill, Strange Justice: ...


Author: David B. Oppenheimer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788979214

Category: Law

Page: 832

View: 994

This revised and updated casebook comprehensively compares the U.S. legal approach to problems of inequality and discrimination with the approaches of a variety of other legal systems around the world.

Unlocking Criminal Law Third Edition

'This is because the essence of the crime of conspiracy is the agreement and, ... involved a drug smuggling operation between Hong Kong and Australia, ...


Author: Jacqueline Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444127973

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 242

Criminal law is a dynamic and popular element of all law degrees. Unlocking Criminal Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest changes in the law and now includes discussion of the Fraud Act, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, as well as all the major new cases.

Economic Logic Third Edition

Hong Kong 8.7 (out of 10) 2. ... A legal structure that secures property rights and enforces contracts and rule of law is essential if a country is going to ...


Author: Mark Skousen

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781596987487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 673

View: 428

“Eureka! Skousen has done the impossible. Students love it! I will never use another textbook again.”—Harry Veryser, University of Detroit-Mercy They said it couldn’t be done. Austrian economics is so different, they said, that it couldn’t be integrated into standard “neo-classical” textbooks. Consequently, college students learn nothing about the great Austrian economists (Mises, Hayek, Schumpeter). Professor Mark Skousen’s Economic Logic aims to change that. Based on his popular course taught at Columbia University, Skousen starts his “micro” section with Carl Menger’s “theory of the good” and the profit-and-loss income statement to explain the dynamics of the market process, entrepreneurship, and the advantages of saving. Then he uses a powerful Hayekian four-stage model of the economy to introduce “macro,” including a new Austrian measure of spending at all stages of production (Gross Domestic Expenditures). Economic Logic also offers chapters on: The international gold standard, the defects of central banking, and the Mises/Hayek theory of the business cycle. A full critique of the Keynesian Aggregate Supply and Demand (AS-AD) model, and a revolutionary Austrian alternative. Entrepreneurship, the financial markets, environmental economics, monetary policy and inflation, federal spending and taxes, and government regulation. Leaders of all schools, including Austrian, Keynesians, Marxist, Chicago, and Public Choice.

An International Restatement of Contract Law The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts

3rd Edition Michael Joachim Bonell ... in E. MCKENDRICK (ed.), Force Majeure and Frustration of Contracts, London-NewYork-Hamburg-Hong Kong 1991, p.


Author: Michael Joachim Bonell

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004194694

Category: Law

Page: 708

View: 219

The Unidroit Principles of International Contracts, first published in 1994, have met with extraordinary success in the legal and business community worldwide. Prepared by a group of eminent experts from all major legal systems of the world, they provide a comprehensive set of rules for international commercial contracts. This new edition of An International Restatement of Contract Law is the first comprehensive introduction to the Unidroit Principles 2004. In addition, it provides an extensive survey and analysis of the actual use of the Unidroit Principles in practice with special emphasis on the different ways in which they have been interpreted and applied by the courts and arbitral tribunals in the hundred or so cases reported worldwide. The book also contains the full text of the Preamble and the 180 articles of the Unidroit Principles 2004 in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Russian as well as the 1994 edition in Spanish.

Transport Law in Hong Kong

In case (a), the charterparty provides the contract of carriage between the ... F.M.B., Carver on Bills of Lading (British Shipping Laws), 3rd edition, ...


Author: Ping-fat Sze

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041195050

Category: Law

Page: 216

View: 162

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to transport law as applied in Hong Kong. The book describes the main sources of transport law, jurisdiction and courts, state immunity, and the legal role of transport intermediaries, with detailed reference to maritime law, transport by road, transport by air, transport by rail, and inland navigation. A special chapter is devoted to multimodal transport. Among the elements of transport law considered are the legal status of the vessel; its acquisition, ownership, and registration; vessel liens and mortgages; the position of master and crew; maritime salvage and assistance; marine pollution; collision; and carriage of passengers. Other topics discussed include liability and limitation of liability, charter parties, and transport under bill of lading. Case law, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, and interactions with environmental, tax, and competition law are also covered. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for lawyers handling transport contracts or cases affecting Hong Kong. It will also be welcomed by researchers and academics for its contribution to a field that continues to gain significance in the study of comparative law.

Bioethics in Canada Third Edition

The upholding of contracts, then, Robertson believes, is required by a commitment to ... Earnest Ng et al., “Hong Kong: A Social, Legal, Chapter 5 229 ...


Author: Carol Collier

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781773382265

Category: Philosophy

Page: 558

View: 484

Now in its third edition, Bioethics in Canada: A Philosophical Introduction offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, historical, and medical concepts shaping contemporary debates on biomedical issues. The text opens with an introduction to moral theory and bioethical principles, followed by application of these theories and principles to real world ethical conflicts involving abortion, distributive justice, genetics, reproductive technology, and other vital topics. A landmark case opens each chapter, illuminating the many issues involved in these debates, as well as the philosophical assumptions that shape them. Thoroughly updated to reflect recent political, medical, and cultural changes, this third edition features new sections on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the moral philosophy of liberalism in bioethics, the Mad movement, CRISPR and gene editing, and expanded content on mental health, rural and remote communities, and codes of conduct and codes of ethics. Accessibly written with newly added case studies in the health care workplace, this text is an insightful resource for courses in the disciplines of philosophy, health studies, medicine, and nursing, providing a strong ethical foundation in an ever-changing field.

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform

At the time of writing, a new edition of this suite of contracts had been ... as gaining international usage: particularly in Hong Kong.46 This reflects the ...


Author: Maren Heidemann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319959696

Category: Law

Page: 471

View: 156

This book explores commercial contract law in scholarship and legal practice, suggests new research agendas and provides a forum for debate of typical issues that might benefit from further attention by scholarship and legislatures. The authors from over ten different jurisdictions take an international and comparative approach. Not confined to EU law it re-opens the debate internationally and seeks to reclaim the wider meaning of European law as rooted in geography and cultural legal heritage. There is a need to focus on commercial contracts in more detail in research and legislation. The transactional approach, the role of recent law reform, including the new French Civil Code, cross-border dealings, substantive contract law in public international law and ICSID arbitration as well as current contractual practices like OEM, CSR, contractual co-operation, sustainability and intra-corporate arbitration contribute to a wider regulatory outlook for commercial transactions.