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General Prior to 1997, awards made in the Mainland China were enforced in Hong Kong on the strength of the New York Convention, of which the United Kingdom extended its application to Hong Kong...
February 2021
In October 2019, the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission established a Sub-committee on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration (the “Sub-committee”) to “review the current position relating to...
February 2021
Introduction On 9 January 2015, the Chief Justice signed the Practice Direction PDSL 9 (“PDSL 9”) for the commencement of a pilot scheme for resolution of financial disputes. This is another...
February 2021
The Prevalence of Modern Slavery is Increasing In 1926, The League of Nations’ Slavery Convention sought to suppress slavery and the slave trade. Almost a century later, the International Justice...
January 2021
In November 2020, the Law Reform Commission’s (“LRC”) Review of Sexual Offences Sub-committee (“Sub-committee”) published a consultation paper making preliminary proposals for the reform of law in...
January 2021
Harassment is regrettably common in Hong Kong. Many people will have had the experience of being inundated with nuisance calls or coming home to find their front door splashed with paint or plastered...
January 2021
Since Hong Kong implemented its Civil Justice Reform in April 2009, a great effort has been made to encourage a wider application of mediation in dispute resolution. Legislations were enacted, e.g....
December 2020
Characteristics of Standby Letter of Credit With the rapid growth of Chinese issuers’ U.S. dollar bond issuance in the offshore bond market in recent years, standby letter of credit (“SBLC”), as a...
December 2020
Background The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) is one of the most popular and active stock exchanges in the world with over HK$300 billion raised in 2019. Meanwhile, the...
December 2020
Recently, the world mourned the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, global champion of equality, and icon of women’s rights. Her legacy of...
November 2020
Background The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative...
November 2020
Is there sufficient guidance when upholding lawyer’s integrity and protecting client’s best interests clash?  Since the Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong in 2009, mediation has been playing a...
November 2020
“Game meat” generally refers to the meat of any wild animals hunted for food or for sport. It is still consumed in many parts of the world. However, numerous studies also suggest that it is the...
October 2020
Since the full implementation of the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) (“Ordinance”) in December 2015, the attention of the legal community has apparently been drawn solely to public enforcement...
October 2020
It is now recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a crisis for health, but also a crisis for the economy. The European Commission estimates that the euro area economy will contract by 7.75...
October 2020
Under the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (...
September 2020
1.   LCYP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588: Finally Clarifying the meaning of ‘Real Need’ in the Enforcement of Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements (PNAS)  Anthony Chan J in his groundbreaking...
September 2020
Earlier this year, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK") issued a Consultation Paper to propose the admission of listing applicants with corporate shareholders who hold weighted voting...
September 2020
Introduction  Data protection by design and by default pursuant to Art. 25 GDPR ("often also referred to as Privacy by Design and default") is, along with accountability (Art. 5(2) GDPR), the...
August 2020
What Does the Parenting Co-Ordinator do? “Parenting Co-Ordinators” perform various functions during the re-organisation of parenting arrangements and which parenting co-ordinator is used when...
August 2020