Hong Kong

There are exciting “lawtech” or “legaltech” developments in China today, which are motivated by government initiatives, the state of the legal system and legal profession, and social and consumer...
May 2019
Amendments to the regime for SFC-authorised funds under the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds took effect on 1 January 2019. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO KEY OPERATORS The minimum capital...
May 2019
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to receive a Russian governmental permit to administer arbitrations pursuant to...
May 2019
Here is a summary of two prominent successes of the taxpayer against the Inland Revenue Department (“Revenue”). Both cases emerged from the assessing practices of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue...
May 2019
Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) has been dubbed by some as the Olympics of legal hackathons.  Only in its second edition this year, GLH attracted over 6,000 lawyers, technologists, students and...
April 2019
Reversal of Guilty Plea/Equivocal Plea/Discretion The Appellant was driving a private car when his offside front wheel pressed against the left foot of a pedestrian who was crossing the road from...
April 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — reckless driving worst of its kind — sentence not...
April 2019
Human rights — liberty and security of person — Pt. XII of Crimes Ordinance — whether provisions relating to prostitution and vice establishments contravened Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap....
April 2019
Company law — liquidation — order for production under Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) [repealed] s. 221 — Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) s. 286B — contempt...
April 2019
Civil procedure — costs — perfected costs order — variation on ground order failed to provide for immediate taxation — whether court had no power to vary order by reason of functus officio — whether...
April 2019
Civil procedure — summary judgment — copyright infringement — authorisation by copyright owner to licensing body withdrawn — licensing scheme expired — defendants admitted to using copyright...
April 2019
Challenges and opportunities arise in understanding and assessing developments in systems of dispute resolution in diverse social and political contexts. On 8 and 9 March 2019, over 20 speakers...
April 2019
On 1 March 2019, the Human Rights Law and Policy Forum of the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong held the Workshop on ‘Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...
April 2019
The Securities and Futures Commission's Code of Conduct puts investor protection at its core. Paragraph 5.2 of the Code ("Know your client: reasonable advice") is the "suitability...
April 2019
This ceremony held on 20 February 2019 marked the introduction of the new Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Law Society “Valorem”, the official student representative body for law students at...
April 2019
Two sets of amendments to the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) Rules (“PIS Rules”) have been gazetted and are scheduled to take effect within 2019, subject to negative vetting by LegCo. They...
April 2019
The rule of law is a core value of Hong Kong as well as a cornerstone of the city’s prosperity. To uphold this value and safeguard our system, the Faculty of Law is instrumental in nurturing not only...
April 2019
The last two CPD accredited Greater China Legal History seminars organised by the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK Law”) in 2018-19 academic year were well received with...
April 2019
On 10th August 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) published in the Gazette an updated Disciplinary Fining Guidelines (“Fining Guidelines”). The SFC noted that the update “codified”...
April 2019