Restaurateur Can't Add New Evidence In HK Contempt Case

Law360 (January 8, 2021, 9:43 PM EST) -- A Chinese restaurant mogul can't introduce new evidence as she fights prison time on claims she tried to hide assets in her alleged effort to stymie enforcement of a $142 million arbitral award over the soured sale of her South Beauty restaurant chain, a Hong Kong appeals court has ruled.

The court on Thursday rebuffed Zhang Lan's bid to introduce an affirmation in which she denied ever owning a $3.5 million painting by the Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong and related evidence allegedly proving her claim. The court also refused to allow her to introduce an affirmation from a man who said...

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