Hong Kong

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") consulted the market in 2010 for its listing regime for debt issues to professional investors only ("2010 Consultation"). After the...
March 2020
2019 was a difficult year, particularly for people living and working in Hong Kong. The city faced many challenges with the political unrest culminating in great uncertainty economically, exacerbated...
March 2020
Fears over the effect and spread of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, can have a serious economic impact and affect our health. From the Secretariat discusses the importance of continuing with a...
March 2020
On 26 February 2003, a man (index case) was admitted to hospital in Hanoi with a high fever, dry cough, myalgia and mild sore throat. That was the day when SARS was first recognised. The man was then...
March 2020
What are they? Multitiered dispute resolution clauses are contractual provisions which provide for the resolution of disputes by a series or waterfall of alternative dispute resolution...
March 2020
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Lawyers Sports Meet (“Sports Meet”) is a regional biennial event gathering legal professionals from the three jurisdictions. The Law Society has taken part in the Sports...
March 2020
A milestone payment may be defined as the payment to a contractor in a number of lump sums, each stage of payment is made upon achievement of a milestone or a stage defined in the contract. The...
March 2020
The Law Society devotes much effort in assisting our young members to broaden their international legal horizons and to build international connections. One way of fulfilling this objective is...
March 2020
The passing of the Government’s HK$30 billion virus-aid package through the legislature, the reduction of rents by up to 60 percent by some landlords and commercial property owners to help mitigate...
March 2020
The final official event of Young Solicitors’ Group’s (“YSG”) CONNECTED 2019 Mentorship and Buddy Programme took place on 11 January at the Law Society Function Room with over 90 mentors, buddies and...
March 2020
On 19 January, the Law Society Swimming Team participated in the Cold Half Extreme Marathon Swim and Cold Plunge for the second year. The events were organised by AVRA and supported Ocean Recovery...
March 2020
A delegation from the Shenzhen Municipal Committee's Greater Bay Area Office visited the Law Society on 7 January under the coordination of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in...
March 2020
It has actually been found that speaking to yourself in the second or third person rather than the first person can change your emotional focus. Why is that important? When you find yourself starting...
March 2020
We all know the life of a lawyer is not the easiest: long hours, late night calls (especially in Asia), high pressure to perform, the list goes on. Added to that the pressures of having something of...
March 2020
The Securities and Futures Commission's "Statement of Disciplinary Action", attached to its Press Release dated 14 February 2020 (in the matter of a locally licensed company "CGML"), is another...
March 2020
The Ceremonial Opening of Legal Year 2020 (“OLY”) was held on 13 January. Representatives from around 60 law associations in 18 jurisdictions gathered in Hong Kong to experience and witness this...
March 2020
The tax treatment of payments made to employees by employers is dependent on the nature and character of the payments made. The primary legislation governing the taxation of employees’ income is...
March 2020
In July last year, I discussed in this column the privacy concerns arising from the use of block chain technology, such as the immutability of the data on blockchain. While regulators around the...
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
On 18th October 2019, the High Court of Hong Kong handed down judgment on a judicial review challenging the definition of marriage, namely MK v the Government of HKSAR (HCAL 1077/2018)....
March 2020