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There is a commonly held perception that if a company fails in litigation, only the company itself will have to bear the costs of the successful party and the directors of the company will be...
November 2018
Some participants in the crypto/blockchain/DLT industry actively invite regulatory oversight but policy considerations and the usual patterns of legal and regulatory development can mean that wanting...
November 2018
The introduction of Preliminary Issues assists the court in identifying the size of the family pot for division of assets on divorce, but, this procedure should not become a mandatory process. Case...
November 2018
On 17th May 2018, the Court of the First Instance (CFI), handed down its ruling on an application for summary judgment in Taching Petroleum Company, Limited v Meyer Aluminium Limited [2018] HKCFI...
October 2018
Although the orthodox view of no general doctrine of good faith in commercial dealings remains the common perception of most common lawyers, a gradual turn in the judicial prism is slowly shifting...
October 2018
After years of discussions, a new listing regime for companies from emerging and innovative sectors has been launched in Hong Kong in April this year. The dual-class shareholding structure is...
October 2018
A new generation of stringent data protection regulations being implemented around the world, spearheaded by GDPR, aims to tackle the privacy and security concerns posed by the proliferation of...
September 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published the Consultation Conclusions regarding the Consultation Paper on a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors...
September 2018
When promoting Hong Kong’s dispute resolution services over the past three years, the HKSAR government and the legal profession have relied on the survey published by the Queen Mary University in...
September 2018
The Recreation and Sports Programme (the “Programme”) is an annual programme under the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”). It aims at encouraging members to lead a balanced life within demanding...
August 2018
The landmark decision by the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in QT v Director of Immigration [2018] HKCFA 28 is being celebrated as a major victory by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
August 2018
Proceedings currently before Hong Kong courts will determine whether and how regulators can use anti-fraud provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance to sidestep the limitations of specific...
August 2018
“We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.” – Donald J. Trump The Trump administration has...
August 2018
In May 2018, the Law Reform Commission’s Sexual Offences Sub-committee published a consultation paper on miscellaneous sexual offences making preliminary proposals for the reform of sexual offences...
July 2018
Introduction In Hong Kong, the court awards pecuniary damages in personal injury cases in a lump sum. Damages for future pecuniary losses are awarded on the same basis as damages for past...
July 2018
In our increasingly connected digital society, the services of many organisations are global in nature. But the online world does not respect physical or geographical boundaries and this gives rise...
July 2018
In its 2018-2019 budget, the Hong Kong SAR Government has pledged HK$100 million to develop the e-sports industry. What is all the hype about e-sports? The e-sports industry has blossomed in...
July 2018
Change is inevitable. Businesses are constantly racing to find solutions that make transactions more efficient, more cost-effective, and more secure. To move ahead, many companies are now jumping...
June 2018
In the ten or so years remaining before all dispute resolution is carried out by artificial intelligence, it is worthwhile to look at ways in which Hong Kong maritime arbitration can be enhanced....
June 2018
I. Introduction: Criticisms Since the commencement of the Trump administration, the world has witnessed a surge in criticism of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. Critics describe the...
June 2018