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Given the challenges that Hong Kong currently faces there was much expectation ahead of the recent budget speech of Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po. Whilst cash giveaways and tax...
March 2020
As we move into the year of the rat, Allen & Overy partners Matt Bower and Charlotte Robins consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in...
February 2020
INTRODUCTION Against the backdrop of the surging Wuhan coronavirus (aka COVID-19) that has been spreading across China and dozens of other countries around the world, a patent controversy has...
February 2020
INTRODUCTION China’s State Council just passed new Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regulations (2019 FILIR) that partially clarify how foreign investment is regulated in China. The Chinese...
February 2020
In our recent article, we discussed the legal ramifications of the force majeure clauses to “excuse” parties from performing onerous or impossible contracts in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak....
February 2020
The Labour and Welfare Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently announced measures to extend the statutory maternity leave in Hong Kong from 10 weeks to 14 weeks. The Bureau will be publishing the...
February 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 novel coronavirus has brought about disruptions to both public life and international business of an unprecedented scale. Not surprisingly, there have already been instances...
February 2020
ABSTRACT This article will discuss the legal implications of the COVID-19 virus on charterparties and crew employment on Hong Kong-flagged vessels. The article commences with an introduction to...
February 2020
In December 2019, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a long-awaited decision in Zhang Hong Li v DBS Bank and others and overturned the Court of Appeal’s (CA) findings by upholding...
February 2020
INTRODUCTION In recent weeks, the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) has declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a “public emergency of international concern” and the number of...
February 2020
The outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in China, along with numbers of governmental restrictions on travelling, returning to work, opening of business etc. are causing enormous concerns to...
February 2020
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular (Circular) on January 7, 2020, which clarifies that private equity firms conducting, or holding themselves out as conducting,...
February 2020
The number of reported cases of the Novel Coronavirus continues to rise in Hong Kong. As the situation develops the issues and questions for an employer to handle when dealing with employees are wide...
February 2020
Many of us, specialists and laymen alike, get excited about DX technologies, especially AI, because these people believe in mythical power of the algorithms, smart, non-biased, capable of making...
January 2020
Cyber breach incidents are on the rise. According to the results of the 2019 PwC China Unicorn CEO Survey, CEOs believe that data security and privacy protection are the external factors that will...
January 2020
2019 was a difficult year for many people globally but particularly for people living and working in Hong Kong. The end of 2019 saw an extreme disturbance in the daily lives of its citizens with many...
January 2020
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