Hysan Development v Town Planning Board
HK Court of Final Appeal, 26-Sep-2016
In a major development in HK jurisprudence, the CFA adds a 4th leg to the proportionality test when restricting a constitutional right. If the restriction pursues a legitimate aim, is rationally connected to that aim and is no more than is necessary to achieve that aim, then the 4th leg is whether a reasonable balance has been struck between the societal benefits of the restriction and the infringement of the constitutional right, asking in particular whether it results in an unacceptably harsh burden on the individual. Kudos to Hysan for bringing this case.
Hysan Development (0014) v Town Planning Board
HK Court of Appeal, 13-Nov-2014
Hysan Development (0014) & others v Town Planning Board
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Sep-2012
LCQ: the Lee Garden Land
HK Government, 13-Apr-2011
This item also provides a potted history of the Cheung Chau land situation.
Lee Theatre Realty Ltd v Tong Wah Jor
HK Court of First Instance, 1-Dec-2009
Vampire - Nothing Left to Prove
Last week saw AGMs of CITIC Pacific, Hysan, Li & Fung, China Unicom, Cathay, Swire, HK Electric and CKI. In every case, a majority of investor votes were against the 20% cash issue mandate, but controllers pushed it through. With 10 HSI companies now having voted, Project Vampire has nothing left to prove - investors have voted on average by more than 2 to 1 against the issue mandate. It's time for the regulators to act. (16-May-2004)
Six more SEHK officials charged in bribery probe
Associated Press, 10-Aug-1988

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