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Since 2020, the offshore Chinese US dollar bond market in Hong Kong has continuously experienced several bond defaults, which have caused significant impacts on the bond market. Among them, the…
January 2022
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”  -Benjamin Franklin In the recent judgement in Tang Chack Wing v Yung Woon Kwai (2021) HKCFI 2566, the decision handed down by Master Alan Kwong…
January 2022
On 29 September 2021, the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance (Cap. 641) (“Ordinance”) was enacted by the Legislative Council (“LegCo”). The Ordinance seeks to implement the United…
January 2022
An Analysis of an Inheritance Dispute Case in the Hongshan District Court of Wuhan City The Changjiang Daily recently published a case of inheritance dispute heard in the Hongshan District Court of…
December 2021
  E-waste (10,000 tons) E-waste per capita (kg) Asia 2490 5.6 America 1310 13.3 Europe…
December 2021
Dementia and Criminal Behaviour Dementia is a syndrome which causes a gradual deterioration in the patient’s cognitive abilities to such an extent that it will eventually affect the patient’s memory…
December 2021
The implementation of the Personal Data (Privacy)(Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (“the Amendment Ordinance”) heralds a new era in the regulatory regime for the protection of personal data in Hong Kong.…
November 2021
What will the Hong Kong Courts do when the debt upon which a winding up petition is based is subject to an arbitration agreement? The tension between insolvency and arbitration remains unresolved. At…
November 2021
As the old Chinese saying goes – “even the best judges find it difficult to settle the quarrels of a family”. The same has never rung truer in family cases nowadays. With the steady increase of…
November 2021
A. The problems of offshore type funds relating to private funds EVOLVING INTERNATIONAL AND OFFSHORE TAX LAW AND RISK PE fund systems in the Cayman Islands have traditionally been branded as…
October 2021
The “China-Appointed Attesting Officer” system was created by the Ministry of Justice in 1981, and it is now exactly 40 years old. As the legal systems of the Mainland and Hong Kong are different,…
October 2021
This is the second part in a series of two articles which examines a particularly complex case from the Mental Health Court. The first article set out the background of the case. This article reviews…
October 2021
This is the first in a series of two articles that examines a particularly complex case from the Mental Health Court. The jurisdiction of the Mental Health Court is engaged when a person becomes…
September 2021
INTRODUCTION Wildlife conservation refers to the preservation and protection of wild species and their habitats. In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of wildlife…
September 2021
In 2019, Hong Kong experienced one of the most challenging and unsettling times in her history - street violence, widespread vigilantism, and blatant disregard of the law and our constitutional order…
September 2021
In the recent case of FNG v BCJ ([2021] HKCA 160), the Court of Appeal clarified that an appeal should be regarded as a separate matter from the proceedings in the court below. Thus, solicitors on…
August 2021
In 1 April 2021, I was invited to share my views on the development of the Hong Kong Legal Cloud in a webinar, co-organised by the Department of Justice and the Law Society of Hong Kong. The COVID-…
August 2021
Cryptoassets have received another wave of attention after a multitude of countries and private entities have begun demonstrating greater interest and even involvement in cryptoasset markets. As…
August 2021
CHAN HON V. BAYER HEALTHCARE LIMITED, BAYER DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED AND BAYER WEIMAR GMBH UND CO. KG [2020] HKCA 1090 On 31 December 2020, the Court of Appeal in this case allowed the appeal of the 2nd…
July 2021
REASONS FOR INCREASING THE PROFIT REQUIREMENT On 27 November 2020, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published a consultation paper on the Main Board Profit Requirement. The…
July 2021