Navin G. Ahuja, LL.B., LLMArbDR, MCIArb

Lead Legal Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer

 

  Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP, arbitrator, mediator and barrister at Temple Chambers and former Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, and David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s...
12 August 2020
In the words of Richard M Mosk, “whenever money is at stake, there is potential for misbehaviour”. Prior to the Civil Justice Reform (CJR), lawyers were sometimes taking on and initiating frivolous...
10 July 2020
  1. How many years (of drafting, discussion and consultation) did it take for the Civil Justice Reform (CJR) to come into effect? A.   ​Approximately 3 years​ B.  ...
10 July 2020
Vicki Liu, the managing partner of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Hong Kong office, is the firm’s first Asia-based partner to be appointed as co-head of its global banking practice. Liu was born and...
8 July 2020
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
12 June 2020
1. According to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486), upon being aware of any data breach, a data user is ____________________ to the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data or the data...
12 June 2020
Welcome to this special edition predominantly concentrating on COVID-19. The 'Cover Story' focuses on a group of lawyers and other professionals who, in their spare time, are working with technology...
11 May 2020
1. An exporter in the People’s Republic of China sells a container of goods to an importer in Germany. The parties agree in writing that French law would govern their contract. The parties have a...
8 May 2020
1. Does the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) apply to Hong Kong? A. Yes. China is a party to the CISG and China has not expressly excluded the...
17 April 2020
The number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing - not only in Hong Kong but worldwide (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). The outbreak has resulted in, inter alia, travel restrictions, work-...
17 April 2020
Fears over the effect and spread of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, can have a serious economic impact and affect our health. From the Secretariat discusses the importance of continuing with a...
13 March 2020
We would like to start by extending our warmest wishes to you, our readers, for the Chinese Lunar New Year. When in a negotiation or a mediation, it is generally important to share in the...
13 February 2020
A Happy 2020 to all our readers! It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to...
16 January 2020
These days, it is not uncommon to hear or read about the rule of law in Hong Kong being discussed. “Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from...
15 December 2019
Hong Kong has officially entered a recession while the protests continue despite the withdrawal of the extradition bill. Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah GBS SC JP, who was appointed as Hong Kong’s Secretary...
14 November 2019
Teresa Cheng, who was appointed as Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice last year, has been in her role during one of the most tumultuous periods in the city’s history – the 2019 extradition-bill...
11 November 2019
Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage. So, what happens to a gay couple who gets married in a jurisdiction where same-sex marriage is legal and then moves to Hong Kong? Will the couple be...
18 October 2019
The number of international arbitration cases (seated in or outside Hong Kong) has grown exponentially over the past several decades. Similar to litigation, the availability of interim relief in...
3 September 2019
Nowadays, it is not surprising to read about banks and financial institutions globally being slapped with fines due to compliance failures related to anti-money laundering. Financial penalties...
18 August 2019
Arbitration is a consensual process; it can only take place if the parties have agreed to submit their dispute to arbitration. With regard to applying for interim relief in arbitration, whilst the...
18 July 2019
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