RE GALORE CONSTRUCTION CO LTD

HCCW001293/2003

HCCW 1293/2003

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

COMPANIES (WINDING-UP) NO. 1293 OF 2003

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IN THE MATTER of GALORE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED

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IN THE MATTER of the Companies Ordinance, Chapter 32

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Coram: Hon Kwan J in Court

Date of Hearing: 2 February 2004

Date of Judgment: 2 February 2004

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J U D G M E N T

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1. This is a petition to wind up Galore Construction Company Limited (“the Company”) presented by its former employee Mr Tsang Wai Ping.The petitioner obtained an award from the Labour Tribunal against the Company on 24 June 2003 in the sum of HK$40,000.00.

2. Apart from the petitioner, the Company is indebted to three employees in the total sum of HK$82,000.00 under an award made on 14July 2003 and to three employees in the total sum of HK$24,000.00 being the balance of an award made on 30 October 2002. A demandfor the petitioner’s debt was served on the Company on 29 September 2003. The petition herein was presented on 24 November 2003.

3. The Company is not represented today. I understand from the Director of Legal Aid that subsequent to the hearing before the Master,the Company has made proposals to pay the judgment debt to the petitioner and that the petitioner has declined to accept the proposals.

4. That being the case and as no ground of opposition has been advanced by the Company, I must make a winding-up order with costs tothe petitioner.

(S Kwan)
Judge of the Court of First Instance
High Court

Representation:

Mr Joseph Lo, of the Director of Legal Aid, for the Petitioner

The Company: Galore Construction Company Limited, absent

Miss Vivian Yeung, for the Official Receiver