Hong Kong

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
Over the last 10 years Law Firms, Financial Institutions and Multi-nationals have experienced not only a challenging environment for financial growth but also fundamental changes within the legal...
May 2018
Appeal grounds – appeal procedure In Wiwik Lestari, Counsel for the Applicant had advanced 10 grounds of appeal. The Court had not found it necessary to invite the Prosecution to reply to any...
May 2018
Technology is the topic of the year. However, reproductive technology, in particular surrogacy, is commonly misunderstood. For couples who cannot or choose not to have children naturally, they might...
May 2018
Civil procedure — admiralty proceedings — application of guidelines for imposing condition requiring payment into court — costs P’s vessel, The Rainbow, sank with cargo fuel and effects...
May 2018
1. Conference on “Directions in Legal Education 2018” (1-2 June 2018) This international conference will bring together experts from academia and practice to explore new pedagogical approaches in...
May 2018
In 2017 we reported that contested applications by overseas counsel for ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar, pursuant to s. 27(4) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159), appeared...
May 2018
The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK Law”) held a guest lecture entitled “Back to Basics?” which was delivered by the Right Honourable Lord Reed, Justice of The Supreme...
May 2018
CHAN CHUN TAT DALY, HO & ASSOCIATES CHAN SHEK YAN DANETTE SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM...
May 2018
Civil procedure — stay — action for recovery of debt from spouse — wrong in principle to stay action pending determination of ancillary relief proceedings Family law — divorce — ancillary relief —...
May 2018
Civil procedure — costs — summary assessment — litigant in person — principles — whether overall costs of appeal sought disproportionate — if so, whether each item necessary and its cost reasonable...
May 2018
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its establishment, the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (“CityU”) held its Gala Dinner at The Excelsior, Hong Kong on 3 March 2018. Legal...
May 2018
Section 300(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) “A person shall not, directly or indirectly, in a transaction involving securities, futures contracts or leveraged...
May 2018
Launched by CUHK Law in 2015, the series of Asia FDI (“Foreign Direct Investment”) Forum provides a multi-stakeholder platform anchored in Hong Kong for participants from academia, government, the...
May 2018
AU WING HANG ALEX commenced practice as the sole practitioner of Wing Hang Lawyers as from 16/03/2018. BI RAN joined Ashurst Hong Kong as a partner as from 05/03/2018. BOW CHEUK WAI ceased...
May 2018
Taxation — stamp duty — leave to appeal out of time — whether applicant prevented by illness from lodging appeals within time — whether requirements under s. 14(1B) and (5B) of the Stamp Duty...
May 2018
Dangerous drugs – trafficking - knowledge The Applicant was convicted after trial of trafficking in 572 grammes of cocaine. The issue at trial was the Applicant’s knowledge that she was carrying...
May 2018
Continuing its success in the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot hosted by King’s College London from June 2017, the HKU Moot Team was awarded Top 1st Oralist in the Philip C. Jessup...
May 2018
In the late 1970s and up to 1981 a series of particularly unpleasant sex attacks and murders took place in Yorkshire England. A total of 13 women were killed and seven others survived attack. Due...
May 2018
This CPD seminar delivered by Professor Lei Chen, Associate Dean of School of Law and Director of Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at City University of Hong Kong, on 16 March 2018 attracted...
May 2018