Corruption in Hong Kong - Networking Event

11-08-2017 12:00PM 11-08-2017 1:00PM
ONC Lawyers, 19th Floor, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Despite the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance’s enactment more than 45 years ago, there are still unclear issues:

  • People introduce business or a client and then accept a referral fee or rebate – is it proper or legal to receive?
  • Is it a criminal offence for an employee or agent to have a part time job or moonlight in an industry or line of work that is the same or similar to the employer’s business area?
  • If receipt of money or referral fees need to be disclosed, how much should be disclosed?
  • What is “lawful authority” and “reasonable excuse”?
 Dominic WaiPartner, ONC Lawyers as he shed's light on the above issues by looking at the recent Court of Final Appeal case of HKSAR v Chan Chi Wan Stephen/Tseng Pei Kun and shares tips on minimising the risk of breaching the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.