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INTRODUCTION On 14 July 2020, President Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) and issued Executive Order 13936 implementing the HKAA and revoking Hong Kong’s preferential trade...
April 2021
“Hong Kong has a thriving fintech scene: a highly integrated network of start-ups and investors, a large market of technology-ready consumers hungry for innovative solutions, and a host of...
April 2021
In this article we discuss the legal implications that employers in Hong Kong should consider before allowing their employees to work remotely from an overseas jurisdiction. DO EMPLOYEES HAVE A...
April 2021
Questions for Junior Lawyers – Part 2 Below is a question that I often ask the candidates in job interviews: A tenant has found an alternative property with cheaper rent and therefore proposes...
March 2021
“Viewed from a Hong Kong perspective this is a questionable use of soft-touch provisional liquidation and one, which will encourage the court to view with care similar applications for recognition...
March 2021
SUMMARY In AB v CD [2021] HKCFI 327, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance set aside an arbitral award on the basis that the award debtor was not the true party to the arbitration agreement, and...
March 2021
The Hong Kong Government recently launched the voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, which can be administered on adults and older teens (aged 16 and above) but not on children.  There is...
March 2021
Over the last decade or so, I have created some questions to test the problem-solving skills of junior lawyers applying to join my department. To my surprise, very few candidates could answer the...
March 2021
“The wide adoption of information technology (“IT”) can bring convenience to the public and improve quality of living. At the same time, the risks of the public, enterprises and the community being...
March 2021
People have spent their lifetime of hard work to build up their wealth for their families. It is no surprise that they would wish to transfer their wealth successfully to the next generation to keep...
March 2021
“Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong.” – Peter Jon Lindberg Hong Kong is a world-renowned international...
March 2021
The Hong Kong Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam vowed to amend the personal data privacy legislation combating doxxing, fake news and hate speech. Doxing is the Internet-based practice of...
March 2021
On 18 September 2020, the LGBTQ community claimed another legal victory. The Court of First Instance, the High Court (CFI) ruled that the exclusion of same-sex married couples right to claim as “...
February 2021
“Survey and test prospective action before undertaking it. Before you proceed, step back and look at the big picture, lest you act rashly on raw impulse” - Epictetus “Your hindsight on...
February 2021
UK Supreme Court Case No 1 of 2021 This is a very important case for those who hold Business Interruption Insurance   THE KEY POINTS For Policy Holders and for Insurance Companies in...
February 2021
“It used to be the wealthier you were, the more immune you were to crime. Cybercrime has topped it the other way. ” - Neal O’Farrell INTRODUCTION Many cyber fraud cases involve the victim...
January 2021
On 17 December 2020, Hong Kong's Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (Steering Group) published its Strategic Plan to Strengthen Hong Kong's Financial Ecosystem to Support...
January 2021
[2020] HKCFI 2760; [2020] HKEC 3410 Marlene Ng J 2nd November 2020   PARTIES The Claimant was an employee of the Defendant, who worked as a...
January 2021
In Hong Kong, unmarried couples have very little protection in the event of a relationship breakdown. Whereas a married spouse would be entitled to a share of the matrimonial estate, or otherwise a...
January 2021
BACKGROUND It has been five years since Hong Kong Competition Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) first came into effect. Since then, the Hong Kong competition law has gradually grown into a more...
January 2021