September 7, 2006

HK Banker Wins Salsa Case



Prominent Hong Kong banker Monica Wong, who has a passion for salsa dancing, has won back millions of dollars paid in advance for private lessions
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She had engaged and agreed to pay Italian Mirko Saccani and his world champion wife Gaynor Fairweather HK$120m (US$15.4m, £8.2m) for eight years of unlimited lessons.


But the relationship quickly broke down after Mr Saccani called her a "lazy cow" at a public practice session.

A judge has ordered the pair to return HK$62m Ms Wong had already paid, plus interest.

Ms Wong, daughter of a shipping tycoon and head of HSBC's private banking business in Asia, told reporters she was pleased with the outcome. [Read more...]


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