Hong Kong

Eric Tang, partner at Morley Chow Seto is a passionate ultra-distance runner who loves to combine his races with travel. There was no grand opening to my running life. It was the result of both a...
November 2018
The decision of the UK's Serious Fraud Office not to appeal the English Court of Appeal's judgment in The Director of the SFO v ENRC Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 (Industry Insights, October 2018 – "...
November 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 29 June published (i) a consultation paper on backdoor listing, continuing listing criteria and other rule amendments; and (ii) the guidance letter...
November 2018
Employment law - employees' compensation - requirement to attend medical examination under s.16(1A) - failure to attend "over a period of 15 days" without reasonable excuse under s.16(4) extinguished...
November 2018
In April 2013, we wrote a letter to Hong Kong Lawyer in reference to the joint consultation conclusions published by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong...
November 2018
In the Matter of an Application for Exemption from Submitting a Form 4 [2018] HKCFI 1901 may have slipped some solicitor principals' attention, although it was formally reported ([2018] 4 HKLRD 223...
November 2018
In June 2016, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) launched a joint consultation on “Proposed Enhancements to the Exchange’s Decision-...
November 2018
Arbitration - proceedings - authority to commence arbitration - settlement agreement between insurer and assured for claim under cargo insurance policy - insurer purportedly commenced arbitration...
November 2018
An opportunity to review the current sentencing practice in drug trafficking cases presented itself to the Court of Appeal (Hon Lunn VP, Macrae VP and McWalters JA) in HKSAR v Kilima Abubakar Abbas [...
November 2018
The Law Society’s submissions on the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address in August focused on three broad aspects: Facilitating the development of the legal profession to support Hong Kong’s...
November 2018
Civil procedure - striking out - Labour Tribunal - order striking out claim immediately after dismissing applications for giving evidence via video conferencing facilities and for representation by...
November 2018
In July, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a consultation paper on the Proposed Arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (“REJ”)...
November 2018
Company law - winding-up - petition - dishonoured cheques given by company to solicitors' firm in settlement of fees - whether bona fide defence to debt - whether cheques given as security for fees...
November 2018
From the pages of the trade press to the New York Times, the threat of international trade secret theft has become a hot topic. Firms competing in the global economy must actively protect their...
November 2018
(updated as of 30 September 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,074 Members with practising certificate 9,708 (out of whom, 7,...
November 2018
Criminal sentencing - wounding with intent - defendant attacked friend by biting off part of his ear necessitating reconstructive surgery - victim suffered emotional trauma as result - offence not...
November 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) on 17 August issued a consultation paper on the “Proposed Guidelines for Securities Margin Financing Activities” (the “Consultation Paper”) to clarify,...
November 2018
Ask anyone in the industry what the greatest pain point is for virtual assets, and they will say it is the absence or uncertainty of regulation. On Nov. 1, 2018, the Securities and Futures...
November 2018
The In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised two events in September. On 14 September, around 20 members comprising of in-house lawyers and private practitioners joined a company visit...
November 2018
In collaboration with the Education Bureau, the Working Group on Business-School Partnership Programme of the Pro Bono Committee (“PBC”) organised a guided visit and sharing session for Form 4 to...
November 2018