Tag Archives: Anti-corruption

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal quashes conviction of TVB manager in high profile bribery case

The Court of Final Appeal has handed down an important judgment regarding bribery charges against former TVB general manager and TV presenter, Stephen Chan and his assistant, Tseng Pei-kun. In a case spanning seven years, Chan and Tseng were twice … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “act for another”? Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal issues important clarification under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

In the recent case of HKSAR v Luk Kin Peter Joseph & Yu Oi Kee (FACC 8/2016), the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) clarified the scope of agency in the context of group companies for private sector offences … Continue reading

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New anti-bribery regime in Korea comes into effect today

In an e-bulletin published in March 2015, we reported that the South Korean National Assembly passed the “Act on the Prohibition of Illegal Solicitations and the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest of Public Officials”. The Act is also known as … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills Launches New and Updated Anti-Bribery Guide to Gifts, Entertainment, Travel and Training Across Asia Pacific

Clients operating across Asia Pacific face strict anti-bribery laws often coupled with a cultural tradition of gift giving and relationship building. Our new improved and expanded edition on “Gifts, Entertainment, Travel and Training” is aimed at helping clients navigate the … Continue reading

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Property tycoon and former Chief Secretary to appeal to Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong’s high profile corruption case

Former Chief Secretary, Rafael Hui, former Sun Hung Kai chairman, Thomas Kwok, and two others have today been given permission to appeal to Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal.  The Court of Appeal granted permission for the further appeal in … Continue reading

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Property tycoon and former Chief Secretary lose appeal in Hong Kong’s highest-profile corruption case

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui saw their appeals against conviction and sentence dismissed before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal. In a detailed judgment, the Court of Appeal unanimously rejected the appeals brought by … Continue reading

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Latest corruption perception scores in line with firm’s global anti-corruption report

International anti-corruption NGO, Transparency International, released on 27 January its latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), reviewing public sector corruption risk in 168 countries. Our 2015 report highlights the same offending countries and points to similar issues, particularly systemic government corruption, … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ new global report reviews corruption trends and perceptions in close to 100 countries

Please click here to preview this publication. We have launched the first global edition of our Anti-corruption Report, reviewing a year in which corruption investigations have never been far from the headlines.

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Hong Kong Court of Appeal finds TVB manager guilty of bribery in high profile case

On 26 October, the Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment regarding bribery charges against former TVB general manager and TV presenter, Stephen Chan and his assistant, Tseng Pei-kun. The men had twice been acquitted but now face jail … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s former Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, charged with misconduct in public office

Amidst dramatic court scenes, the former Chief Executive (CE) of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, was charged on Monday with two counts of misconduct in public office, contrary to common law. The charges relate to Tsang's interest in a three-storey … Continue reading

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