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In Opium and Empire the author Richard J. Grace wrote about the careers of William Jardine and James Matheson. Both Jardine and Matheson were of Scottish descents were engage in opium trade with the…
January 2022
Much ink has been spilled on the two-year-old mechanism enabling parties to Hong Kong arbitration to obtain interim relief in Mainland China. This “Arrangement”[1] has been widely used by parties to…
January 2022
“You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or a whole Ether… you can invest into a crypto even with a few cents” - one of the most common misconception about cryotos Introduction Over the past few…
January 2022
“I don’t like to make plans too far in advance… because then the word “premeditated” gets thrown around in the courtroom.” - Elim Garak from Star Trek Deep Space Nine Introduction In criminal…
December 2021
It is widely known that parties to an employment contract are entitled to terminate the contract without cause either by giving requisite notice or payment in lieu of notice to the other party. When…
December 2021
The role of punishment in private law has always been a matter of contention, apt to stir strongly held convictions. The controversies go much beyond the availability and proper scope of exemplary…
December 2021
In the wake of rampant doxxing incidents in recent years, the Hong Kong government has made key revisions to the data privacy regime to criminalize the unauthorized disclosure of personal data…
December 2021
It has often been said that a person’s reputation is his most valuable asset.  That may well be true but attempting to put a dollar figure on that reputation or its injury can be difficult. From…
December 2021
“To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft” - Jose Marti Introduction This article will discuss contemporary ethical and constitutional perspective in regards to Adverse…
December 2021
It is “already…the law of the BVI (and other jurisdictions where courts have inherited the equitable powers of the former Court of Chancery)”, that “where the court has personal jurisdiction over a…
December 2021
The Court of First Instance recently upheld a 6-month non-compete clause and granted an injunction against a former employee preventing him from working for a competitor of his former employer until…
December 2021
“Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin. We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst…
December 2021
In the anonymized case of Construction Company v Guarantor [2021] HKCFI 2558, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI) dismissed an application to set aside an enforcement order for an US award.…
November 2021
“I do not know how there can be any assignment of property... without the intention of the assignor to assign…” - Higgins J in Smith v Perpetual Trustee Co Ltd Introduction To resolve any trust…
November 2021
The controversy of res judicata in international commercial arbitration Res judicata is a concept that is fundamental to all legal systems: a matter decided by a competent judicial or other tribunal…
November 2021
INTRODUCTION Covid-19 has posed unprecedented challenges worldwide.  Social isolation, confinement measures, spousal hygiene and money (or lack thereof due to unemployment) have been sources of…
November 2021
“I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT… Actually, doesn’t feel quite right selling this. Will pass...” - Elon Musk circa 17 March 2021 Re-Cap | What are NFTs in Hong Kong? Non-Fungible…
November 2021
Background On 27th October 2021, the Hong Kong Government tightened the discharge criteria for confirmed Covid-19 patients, taking the position that patients who have recovered from the virus may…
November 2021
The Hague Convention is an international convention dealing with the wrongful removal by a parent of a child from one country to another without the other parent's consent. The Courts of countries…
October 2021
“Misdirection is the key to survival, never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength, if knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be…
October 2021