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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
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
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
On 27 February 2020, a public memorial for great Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was held at Staples Center, Los Angeles. Mourners gathered to honour the lives of Kobe and Gianna, who...
August 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
In the Financial Secretary's 2020 – 2021 budget speech, the Hong Kong government announced that it will consider extending the anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing requirements to cover...
July 2020
Introduction The current litigation trend exhibited a rise in cases where shareholders sought to recover the reduction of their shares’ value which was reflective of the company’s loss. Various...
July 2020
Introduction Tree preservation is widely discussed in Hong Kong these days. Interestingly, it is not a new issue at the turn of this century. In fact, it has been a concern of our government since...
July 2020
On 23 December 2019, the Copyright Tribunal (“Tribunal”) handed down its decision on a reference brought by Neway Music Limited (“Neway”) concerning the reasonableness of the licence fees charged...
June 2020
Since 2013, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) has been publishing decisions on reasons for rejection of listing applications to provide greater transparency to the market....
June 2020
“There is, if I may say so, no obligation on a shareholder of a company to give his vote merely with a view to what other persons may consider the interests of the company at large. He has a right,...
June 2020
  How should the court deal with an insolvency petition founded solely on an alleged debt that is the subject of an arbitration clause? The dynamics between arbitration clauses and insolvency...
May 2020
Just like SARS, a viral respiratory disease which claimed hundreds of lives back in 2003, recent investigation reveals that the primary source of the new virus behind COVID-19 is likely to be bats...
May 2020
  When a Mainland Chinese business fails, what happens to its assets outside of Mainland China? Are they dealt with piecemeal in satellite insolvency proceedings or can they be brought under...
May 2020
Currently, listed issuers in Hong Kong are required to appoint a company secretary to discharge compliance and reporting obligations owed to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“the Exchange”). Listing...
April 2020
Two recent HK High Court cases may have opened the door to relaxing HK’s legislative restrictions on surrogacy and possibly formal law review and reform. The issue of criminal liability under s. 17...
April 2020
In the February 2020 issue, we discussed how one might go about managing the property and affairs of persons with mental incapacity, in particular under Parts II and IV of the Mental Health Ordinance...
April 2020
I have appeared in a complicated Order 14 with a number of points of law in the case, and An Interim Payment Case of modest complexity. In each case the Master has refused effectively to give written...
March 2020
In October 2019 I had the great pleasure and privilege of appearing2 in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on behalf of the successful Appellants in the anxiously-awaited appeal in Zhang...
March 2020