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China’s Foreign Investment Law (“FIL”) came into force on January 1, 2020, effecting far-reaching changes to the regulatory framework that has governed foreign investment in China...
January 2020
“I don’t like this kind of life where every month you are faced with some kind of a coup” -Jejomar Binay (former mayor of Makati)   In the early hours on Thursday, 11 April 2019, one...
January 2020
When the Court of First Instance (CFI) on 18 November 2019 ([2019] HKCFI 2820) ruled both the use of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance (ERO, Cap 241) and the “Prohibition of Face Covering...
January 2020
1.     INTRODUCTION  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; Regulation 2016/679) is a European Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to...
January 2020
INTRODUCTION Security cameras have become the very symbol of security in the modern age, lining up the streets of developing and developed countries, solving numerous crimes and petty thefts in...
December 2019
On 30 June 2019, the 2019 edition of the Special Management Measures for the Market Entry of Foreign Investment (the “2019 FDI Negative List”) was published by the National Development and Reform...
December 2019
On August 19, 2019, the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to...
December 2019
[2019] HKCFI 2292 Court of First Instance Construction and Arbitration Proceedings No. 3 of 2019 Hon Mimmie Chan J 13 June 2019, 16 September 2019 Arbitration – arbitral award – set aside –...
November 2019
The new PRC Encryption Law will come into force on 1 January 2020. It will bring fundamental changes to the sale, import and use of encryption technologies in China by foreign and domestic...
November 2019
In today’s global e-commerce marketplace, it is virtually inevitable that products sold outside the United States will enter that country regardless of a manufacturer’s intent, potentially exposing...
November 2019
On 1 October 2019 Hong Kong and Mainland China brought into force an arrangement allowing the courts of each jurisdiction to award interim measures in support of arbitration seated in the other...
November 2019
An updated draft of China’s Amended Personal Information Security Specification (“Amended PIS Specification”) and proposed new amendments to the privacy specification for mobile apps (“App Privacy...
November 2019
The field of employment litigation is dominated by the tension between an employer’s ability to protect its customer base against competition from ex-employees and the extent to which they are free...
November 2019
Guided by the principle of aspiring to excellence, Kerry Properties is a world-class property development company with significant investments in key cities in the People's Republic of China (the "...
October 2019
INTRODUCTION The revised version of the PRC Drug Administration Law (the Revised Drug Administration Law) was approved by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on 26 August...
October 2019
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) conducts regular routine inspections on all licensed corporations to check their compliance with the Securities and Futures Ordinance, its subsidiary...
October 2019
Pride Parades in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) community are celebrated worldwide, as well as in many parts of Asia. However, LGBTQ+ rights are not recognised...
October 2019
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE HKSAR v Cheung Wai Chuen [2019] 3 HKLRD 696, [2018] HKCFI 2333 Court of First Instance Magistracy Appeal No 300 of 2018 Albert Wong J 26 September, 15 October...
September 2019
AA v Securities and Futures Commission (No 3) [2019] 3 HKLRD 790, [2019] HKCFI 1703 Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law List No 41 of 2016 Zervos JA 9 July 2019...
September 2019
HKSAR v Cheng Ling Ling [2019] 3 HKLRD 797, [2019] HKCA 636 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 66 of 2018 Macrae V-P and Zervos JA 6 June, 9 July 2019 Criminal sentencing — trafficking —...
September 2019