Lawyers at Leisure

Editor’s Note: From being a novice baker barely four years ago, Doreen Kong today is an expert who runs a baking workshop as a social enterprise. In this article, she describes her baking journey...
September 2018
Desmond Cheung takes dragon boat racing quite seriously. Once, he had to put on four pairs of pants during a very cold morning in order to go paddling. On other days, he would get into the office at...
August 2018
During the week, she is in her office providing legal services to her clients. On weekends, she is almost always on the golf course, playing the sport or guiding other golfers. Life, to Candi Anna...
July 2018
Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now chime with life at the Bar. These two numbers by the great Thomas “Fats” Waller exemplify what musicians call “stride piano” a style...
June 2018
My name is Emma de Ronde, I am a corporate partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong, having moved to Hong Kong from London in 2014. I am married with a 4 year old son, Benjamin. I have always...
May 2018
Rowan Varty first began playing rugby at the age of nine and it was the draw of playing in the Hong Kong Sevens which introduced him to the game at an early age. His parents took him to the Hong Kong...
April 2018
The last few months have witnessed many firsts for Hong Kong in one of the world’s toughest sporting competitions: the Volvo Ocean Race (‘VOR’). Hong Kong’s first time being a host city, first time...
March 2018
Elaine is an in-house lawyer and sings with the Diocesan Choral Society and the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus. Recent concerts include Chanson Éloignée in July 2017 and French Connection Hong...
February 2018
In 2012, Jonathan Crompton, was attending his third white collar boxing event as a spectator. A few years of playing recreational rugby and post-game socialising helped him to his heaviest weight...
January 2018
It comes as no surprise that legal professionals in Hong Kong handle a great deal of stress.  The nature of our work demands it.  In one day, we review and draft legal documents that...
December 2017
From an early age, I have always had a fascination for the martial arts – its mystique, and the superhuman feats performed by its practitioners such as Bruce Lee and the Shaolin Temple monks. My...
November 2017
Jeffrey Sham, Barrister-at-Law and Choir Conductor, prides himself on his ability to remain composed as an advocate and a maestro, drawing parallels between what is expected of him on and off the...
October 2017
In 1977, Mark Roberts left England to join Deacons as a newly-qualified shipping lawyer. Mr. Roberts specialised in shipping litigation cases dealing with cargo claims, marine insurance matters...
September 2017
Interview with Kenneth Ng, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association and Chairman of the Formula E Working Group On 2 and 3 December 2017, Formula E, the world’s premiere electric street...
August 2017
My Tesla Model X test drive was scheduled on a day a severe thunderstorm was approaching, but luckily the day turned out to be gloriously sunny. Since I have never been an electric car fanatic, I...
July 2017
Upon arriving at the Aston Martin showroom in Happy Valley, I saw the DB11 slowly swing by and park on the side of the road. A man got out and introduced himself. Another female representative from...
June 2017
The first thing that springs to mind whenever I hear the brand Aston Martin is James Bond. For more than five decades, the Aston Martin DB series have been featured in many James Bond films....
June 2017
Lai Chi Wo, a village of nearly 400 years old whose name literally means “Lychee Nest”, rests deep in Plover Cove Country Park near the border of Sha Tau Kok, within sight of Mainland, China. While...
May 2017
With the surge in coffee production and consumption in Asia in recent years, the coffee bean seems primed to stage a coup in Eastern markets that have for centuries kowtowed to the tea leaf....
April 2017
As the line between social and business lives often blur for lawyers in Hong Kong, Justin D’Agostino, the Global Head of Practice, Dispute Resolution, and Managing Partner for Asia and Australia at...
March 2017