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As I buttoned my crisp white uniform and tied my apron round my waist, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “This is it!”. I was finally taking my first steps towards a career as a pastry...
August 2017
"What barrister would leave a decent practice, to endure, even as a Judge, the climate and society of Hong Kong?" – London Weekly Dispatch 15 June 1851 While the Law Society of Hong Kong will...
February 2017
“Why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quiddities now, his quilleties, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? Why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce...
June 2016
Compiled by Jenkin Chan, Foo and Li I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things. – Dorothy...
September 2015
Rob Head and Cynthia G. Claytor, Thomson Reuters Once referred to by Brazilian football legend, Pelé, as “o jogo bonito” (eg, “the beautiful game”), world football...
August 2015
Peter Gregoire, General Counsel, AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in legal history, is 800 years old this year. Sealed by King John of England on...
June 2015
Tara Shah Jazz is a musical art form that organically developed over the years, being responsive at each juncture to the generational social and political frustrations felt at the time, swaying...
May 2015
Jenkin Chan, Foo & Li “What I love the most about the law? … It’s that every now and again – not often, but occasionally – you get to be a part of justice being done....
February 2015
Maria Smith and Leticia Tang, Baker...
December 2014
Felix Tin, Senior Associate ONC Lawyers Background Back in 1862, John Pepper and Henry Dircks invented an illusion technique, now known as Pepper’s Ghost, which uses plate glass or plastic...
November 2014
Written by Adam Hugill, Partner, and Lucie Igoe, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Oldham Li...
October 2014
Written by Karen Ip, Partner and Jasmine Chen, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Regional courts and employment arbitration institutions in major cities of China have recently issued guidance...
September 2014
Written by Deborah Papworth, Employment Lawyer, Linklaters and Legal Manager, Justice Centre Hong Kong A curious thing is happening within the legal profession in Hong Kong. Over the past few years...
August 2014
Credit is what makes the commodities world go round. Whether it is copper from Chile, oil from the Gulf or soybeans from Brazil, it all has to be shipped to consumers. This global flow of raw...
July 2014
Islamic finance has been one of the fastest-growing sectors in global finance but the industry has yet to shake off perceptions about high costs and complexity that are holding back some issuers....
June 2014
Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the internet has been waiting for. While computers and smartphones...
May 2014
Some Mainland Chinese are taking up African residency so as to shift assets to Hong Kong. Reuters explore. Step by step, Chinese authorities are making life tougher for officials looking to spirit...
April 2014
The mentorship programme “Connected”, rolled out by the Young Solicitors’ Group of The Law Society of Hong Kong, aims to promote communications and ties among senior practitioners, junior...
March 2014
Planning for this summer’s holiday to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? Here is something that will interest you. Soccer fans daunted by rising airfares in Brazil during this year’s World Cup...
February 2014
From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it’s so sought after - and...
January 2014