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Comparative Law

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Path Dependence And Durability Of Hong Kong's Existing Corporate Reorganization System, Charles Zhen Qu Dr Dec 2010

Path Dependence And Durability Of Hong Kong's Existing Corporate Reorganization System, Charles Zhen Qu Dr

Charles Zhen Qu Dr

A corporate reorganization system that ensures optimal deployment of distressed companies’ assets helps promote economic development. In many developed economies, faltering firms are reorganized through a formal corporate reorganization procedure. The Hong Kong government has recently recommended the enactment of such a procedure on the assumption that the existing corporate and insolvency framework is ill-equipped to restructure failing companies. This article rebuts this assumption through an assessment of the efficiency of the judicially-developed reorganization system that has emerged as a result of the failure to introduce a formal reorganization procedure a decade ago. It argues that since an efficient alternative ...


Exceptions: The Criminal Law's Illogical Approach To Hiv-Related Aggravated Assaults, Ari E. Waldman Nov 2010

Exceptions: The Criminal Law's Illogical Approach To Hiv-Related Aggravated Assaults, Ari E. Waldman

Ari E Waldman

This article identifies logical and due process errors in cases involving HIV-related aggravated assaults, which usually involve an HIV-positive individual having unprotected sex without disclosing his or her HIV status. While this behavior should not be encouraged, this paper suggests that punishing this conduct through a charge of aggravated assault – which requires a showing that the defendant’s actions were a means likely to cause grievous bodily harm or death – is fraught with fallacies in reasoning and runs afoul of due process. Specifically, some courts use the rule of thumb that HIV can possibly be transmitted through bodily fluids as ...