Registration of lis pendens when the dispute concerns ownership of shares of company owning the relevant land

In Lau King Teng v Cheng Miu Har ([2008] 4 HKLRD 563, CFI) D claimed that M held the shares in three companies partly in  trust for D. The companies’ assets comprised interests in land. D issued a writ seeking injunctions to prevent any dealings in the properties. The writ was then registered as a lis pendens. The Court accepted that this was legitimate even though, strictly speaking, D was claiming an interest in the shares and not in the property.

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