Industry Insights

For Part 1, please visit: http://hk-lawyer.org/content/when-legal-industry-meets-technology “Technology is best when it brings people together.” - Matt Mullenweg, Social Media Entrepreneur...
January 2021
Introduction As more and more people wake up to the realities of global warming, the concept of green finance has been gaining traction. In a nutshell, green finance is the concept of funnelling...
January 2021
Clients occasionally ask whether it is possible to obtain security for a claim to be pursued by arbitration. In Hong Kong, as in England, the answer is generally no, subject to the genuine exception...
January 2021
Work-from-home (WFH) arrangements have been implemented by organisations from time to time since early 2020 depending on the ferocity of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, office data and documents...
January 2021
Key Legal / Contractual Issues for Employers to Consider “Survey: Who is the driver of the digital transformation of your company?  a) Chief Executive Officer b) Chief Technology...
December 2020
“I saw a job post the other day. It required 4+ years of experience in FastAPI. I couldn’t’ apply as I only have 1.5+ years of experience since I created that thing [FASTAPI]… Maybe it’s time to re-...
December 2020
Part 1 – Coming to the District Court Soon If you go down to Wan Chai soon, you could be in for a big surprise. At the time of writing, the District Court’s new “Guidance Note for Case Settlement...
December 2020
Part 2 In Part 1, we set out the background to the Guidance Note and referred to some of its provisions. At the time of writing, there are several concerns.  Without Prejudice...
December 2020
Introduction Personal injuries claim is a common tort claim in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, every now and then, children are also the victims in accidents and suffer bodily injuries as a result of...
December 2020
Much as I would abhor doxxing, I regret that personal data has been used by some nowadays as a weapon in an attempt to hurt, intimidate or silence others with different political views.  What...
December 2020
In Hong Kong, over 10,000 road traffic accidents take place every year. For an injured driver, passenger or pedestrian who is not at fault, the usual practice is that the he or she would give a...
December 2020
PART 1 – COMING TO THE DISTRICT COURT SOON If you go down to Wan Chai soon, you could be in for a big surprise. At the time of writing, the District Court's new "Guidance Note for Case Settlement...
December 2020
PART 2 In Part 1, we set out the background to the Guidance Note and referred to some of its provisions. At the time of writing, there are several concerns. WITHOUT PREJUDICE CORRESPONDENCE/...
December 2020
COVID-19 has impacted people’s lives across the globe in countless ways. For those with plans to get married this year, weddings have had to be postponed or cancelled. Some people, however, may have...
November 2020
Be Genuine When Applying to Lift the Stay of Proceedings Introduction It could not be stressed enough that the most critical ingredient for an application to lift a stay of proceedings is that...
November 2020
The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) does not contain a hierarchy of contract documents. If the project manager or the contractor becomes aware of an ambiguity or inconsistency in the...
November 2020
Several recent common law cases have involved disputes as to the proper ambit of litigation privilege. The parties in dispute may be commercial parties or private litigants or one or other against a...
November 2020
While the emergence of artificial intelligence heralds a new era of technological development, it also brings with it inherent privacy risks in relation to personal data. An artificial...
November 2020
The recent judgement in HCMA597/2019 (handed down on 23 September 2020) contains significant guidance for the construction industry and provides confirmation of what this writer has always believed...
November 2020
Recently, the Supreme People’s Court issued a judicial interpretation on trade secrets cases (Trade Secrets Judicial Interpretation), effective from 12 September 2020. Following the amendment to the...
November 2020