IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
COMPANIES (WINDING-UP) NO. 527 OF 2002
Coram: Hon Kwan J in Court
Date of Hearing: 23 September 2002
Date of Judgment: 23 September 2002
J U D G M E N T
1. This petition is brought by the International Bank of Asia Limited on the ground that Alantic Import and Export Limited (“the Company”)is unable to pay its debts. The debt in the petition is a judgment debt obtained by the petitioner in HCMP No. 4743 of 2001. Thejudgment was obtained on 24 January 2002 and is in the amount of HK$5,198,467.38 with interest.
2. On 17 April 2002, the petitioner served a demand on the Company by leaving it at the registered office of the Company. The petitionherein was presented on 15 May 2002. When the matter came before me on 16 September 2002, I adjourned the petition for one week forthe petitioner to consider the latest offer made by the Company.
3. I am informed by the parties today that the negotiations for settlement have fallen through and the Company is no longer resistingthe winding-up petition.
4. In the circumstances, I make an order to wind up the Company and that the petitioner’s costs are to be paid out of the Company’sassets.
Mr Jose Maurellet, instructed by Messrs Foo & Li, for the Petitioner
Ms Kathy Kukreja, instructed by Messrs Wong & Chu, for the Company
Ms P McKenna, for the Official Receiver