Exclusively Online

The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”) has been described as the most successful treaty in private international law, facilitating...
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
iN BRIEF Recently, the Supreme People's Court issued a judicial interpretation on trade secrets cases (Trade Secrets Judicial Interpretation), effective from 12 September 2020. Following the...
December 2020
IN BRIEF Seven authorities including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Education recently collectively issued a Notice about Further Strengthening Internships...
December 2020
IN BRIEF On 18 September 2020, China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published the final version of the Anti-Monopoly Compliance Guidelines for Business Operators (Antitrust...
December 2020
IN BRIEF On 28 July 2020, the State Council issued the Opinions on Supporting Flexible Employment through Multiple Channels ("Opinions"). The Opinions introduce various steps taken by the...
December 2020
IN BRIEF From 13 to 17 October 2020, the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) deliberated on the third review draft (草案三次审议稿) of China’s Export...
December 2020
IN BRIEF On 25 August 2020, the Jiangsu Province High Court, the Jiangsu Province Labor Bureau, and the Jiangsu Province Bureau of Justice jointly issued a guiding opinion on employment disputes...
December 2020
IN BRIEF In the recent decisions in Re The Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of Agritrade Resources Ltd (in Provisional Liquidation in Bermuda) [2020] HKCFI 1967 (HCMP 925/2020, 18 August...
November 2020
The recent case of Lam Sin Yi Sindy v. Leung King Wai William[1] is a reminder that when an employer and employee engage in a heat of the moment discussion where tension is high, words uttered by an...
November 2020
IN BRIEF A recent High Court decision in Yung Wai Tak Abraham William v. Natural Dairy (Nz) Holdings Ltd (in Provisional Liquidation) (17/08/2020, HCLA26/2018) [2020] HKCFI 2067 (“Decision”) held...
November 2020
IN BRIEF On 2 September 2020, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released the conclusions ("Conclusions") to its open-ended fund companies (OFC) regime consultations ("...
November 2020
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Since the outbreak of the Covid-19, there has been a drastic increase in cyber fraud cases involving email wire fraud scams and phone scams around the world. Such risk...
October 2020
IN BRIEF In the recent decisions in Re The Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of Agritrade Resources Ltd (in Provisional Liquidation in Bermuda) [2020] HKCFI 1967 (HCMP 925/2020,...
October 2020
IN BRIEF A recent High Court decision in Yung Wai Tak Abraham William v. Natural Dairy (Nz) Holdings Ltd (in Provisional Liquidation) (17/08/2020, HCLA26/2018) [2020] HKCFI 2067 (“...
October 2020
SUMMARY The Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap. 637) (the “LPFO”), which came into effect on August 31, 2020, introduces the limited partnership fund (“LPF”), a new entity type for private...
September 2020
In the world of modern business, data is the most valued asset to businesses, even the government would refer to data as a determinant factor when forming policy strategies.  However, under the...
September 2020
ABSTRACT This article provides the readers with an update on the recent provisional guidance issued by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC (“SPC”) titled Guiding Opinion Concerning Strengthening...
September 2020
On 26 July 2020, the SCMP reported about a gay person’s journey in the hope of adopting children in Hong Kong.  The applicant, who is living with his life partner, applied as a single applicant...
September 2020