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Du Guorong v Bank of China International Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 30-Jun-2017
Things do go wrong, apparently. Mr Du wins his application for pre-action discovery, to enable him to pursue his claim of some HK$100m against the bank, which is pursuing him for a debt claim of US$852k. On the bank's affirmation in defence, Deputy High Court Judge Conrad Seagroatt says "it is a singularly uninformative document riddled with irrelevancies and inaccuracies". Interestingly, Mr Seagroatt retired as a High Court Justice at 65 in 2003, but is apparently still going strong as a deputy.