14 March 2017

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal considers nature of bribery

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal considers nature of bribery

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of Secretary for Justice v Tseng Pei Kun. The Court considered in particular what it means for a person to act “in relation to a principal’s affairs or business”. The case concerned an alleged bribe paid to the television personality, Stephen Chan, by┬áhis assistant, Tseng Pei Kun. The judgment reversed a decision of the Court of Appeal and quashed the convictions. David Perry QC acted for Tseng Pei Kun.

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