Hong Kong

Lord Ken Macdonald QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions for England & Wales and presently Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, discusses his career and comments on his recent Ming Pao article...
October 2017
The recently published textbook Annotated Leading Patent Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions is a useful and, for the most past, concise review of major patent cases around Asia, written by...
October 2017
Halloween Lunchtime Seminar Following last year’s very successful first Halloween lunchtime seminar which was entitled “The Law of the Zombie Apocalypse”, the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the...
October 2017
CityU Law School organised a series of orientation activities for the new LLB, JD, PCLL, LLM and LLMArbDR students on 29 August. The New Student Orientation aimed to acquaint new students with the...
October 2017
This month, we test readers’ knowledge of the Basic Law.. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most...
October 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
Hong Kong rivals both New York and London as global financial centers. Hong Kong is to China what Wall Street is to the US capital markets and London is to the European capital markets.  This is...
October 2017
EDGAR LYNSEY MARGARET LATHAM & WATKINS FORWARD SIU FAN VIOLA GRAVES KATHARINE ANNABEL...
October 2017
Appeal Panel (Housing) – decision upholding decision of Housing Authority to issue notice to quit – whether breach of Tameside duty to investigate by Appeal Panel (Housing) X was a tenant of a...
October 2017
Hearsay – admissibility – directions to the jury Customs Officers intercepted a parcel arriving in Hong Kong finding that it contained 1.07 kg of cocaine. A name, address and telephone number was...
October 2017
AU YEUNG KIN LEUNG ceased to be a partner of Angela Wang & Co. as from 21/08/2017. BOGARDI ETELKA AGNES CORNELIA joined Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong as a partner as from 01/09/2017....
October 2017
Expert evidence – personal injuries claim – whether, given earlier consent order prohibiting expert evidence on liability, court had jurisdiction to grant leave – whether “sufficient cause” to vary...
October 2017
Insider dealing – whether s.213(2)(b) engaged – whether consent order to be made under s. 213(2)(b) restoring counterparties to pre-transaction position and/or compensating counterparties –...
October 2017
Nature of transaction – whether outright sale of interest in premises or in nature of secured bridging loan – characterisation of transaction matter of law not fact – specific performance sought by...
October 2017
Constructive trust – common intention constructive trust – family home – not uncommon in context of Hong Kong Chinese family for parents to acquire property in name of child and yet retain control...
October 2017
District Court – jurisdiction – jurisdiction under s. 36 to hear application for declaratory relief as to beneficial ownership of real property – s. 36 to be liberally construed as jurisdiction-...
October 2017
Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) was established by businesspeople and professionals in an effort to meet the growing need for dispute resolution services in...
October 2017
The Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide to Professional Conduct, Chapter 8.03, Commentary 6: “Where it is obvious to a solicitor that documents have been mistakenly disclosed to him on discovery or...
October 2017
One aspect of reciprocity is to treat others as you would hope they would treat you. Sometimes known as the “Golden Rule”, the principle of reciprocity has been quoted in (for example) some ancient...
October 2017
In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Wong Nan Marian (CACV154/2016) (the “CA Decision”), the Court of Appeal (“CA”) recently upheld that dealing in securities...
October 2017