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July 2018 - Haldanes achieved acquittal for a defendant involved in a HK$700 million money launderin...

Our partner Andrew Powner, associate Paul Wang and trainee solicitor Christina Ma were the legal representatives in a 70 day District Court trial. The Defendant was charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Deal with Property Knowing or Believing it to Represent Proceeds of an Indictable Offence (ie, money laundering).


The case involved taking evidence from a number of Chinese witnesses in the People’s Court of Shenzhen under a Letter of Request to the mainland Chinese authorities, including mostly mainland Customs’ officials and a civilian witness. The defence team stayed in China for approximately 2 months, together with the prosecution and t...

Apr 2018 - Felix Ng was interviewed by Hong Kong Economic Times on Competition Law

On 9th April 2018, the Competition Commission of Hong Kong issued an Advisory Bulletin on employment-related practices that could give rise to competition concerns under the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619).

In particular, the Commission considers that the following practices between employers could potentially contravene the First Conduct Rule:

(i) Wage-fixing agreements – agreements between businesses to fix the price of labour (e.g. salaries, benefits and allowances of employees);

(ii) Non-poaching agreements – agreements between businesses to prevent solicitation or hiring of each other’s employ...