Hong Kong

The Hong Kong stock exchange said on Wednesday it has agreed to work with China’s bourses towards the inclusion of dual-class shares in a cross-border trading link, marking a step towards resolving a...
July 2018
In April and May, the Law Society received four delegations from the Greater China region, including officials from Tianhe District of Guangzhou City, Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Lawyers Association,...
July 2018
260 members attended the Law Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 31 May. The Law Society Function Room was fully packed that evening. As in past years, apart from the formal business,...
July 2018
Intellectual property — trade marks — passing off — goodwill generated by branch office in Hong Kong of foreign law firm — ownership of goodwill — approach — unlawful transfer of trade marks —...
July 2018
On 17th October 2017, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (‘UNCITRAL’) Secretariat acknowledged at the 2nd UNITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit that the Convention on Contracts...
July 2018
Introduction In Hong Kong, the court awards pecuniary damages in personal injury cases in a lump sum. Damages for future pecuniary losses are awarded on the same basis as damages for past...
July 2018
The Law Society was one of the supporting organisations of the Mediation Week 2018 organised by the Department of Justice from 11 to 19 May. The Mediation Week consisted of a series of events...
July 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in May 2017 carried out a consultation on the proposed guidelines on online distribution and advisory platforms. In March 2018, SFC issued a consultation...
July 2018
Criminal evidence - expert evidence - admissibility - testimony of specialist psychiatrist on consumption rates of certain drugs in Hong Kong - whether testimony relevant and reliable - whether...
July 2018
After 10 years of protracted court battles, the Plaintiff in Chun Sang Plastics Company Limited v Commissioner of Police & Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCFI 661 was finally awarded...
July 2018
In our increasingly connected digital society, the services of many organisations are global in nature. But the online world does not respect physical or geographical boundaries and this gives rise...
July 2018
At the invitation of The Guangxi Liaison Unit of the HKSAR Government, the Law Society sent a four-member delegation to attend the Seminar on Hong Kong Legal and Arbitration Services under the Belt...
July 2018
Facilitation is likely one the most powerful and effective skills to assist others (individuals or a group) to arrive at their own conclusion. Facilitation empowers stakeholders to actively...
July 2018
Administrative law — Commissioner for Correctional Services — standing order issued by Commissioner requiring male prisoners, but not female prisoners, to have their hair cut — not direct sexual...
July 2018
At the heart of the appeal before the Court of Final Appeal in Astro Nusantara International B V v PT Ayunda Prima Mitra [2018] HKCFA 12 was the appellant's application for time (pursuant...
July 2018
The Law Society was a supporting organisation of the 4th Shanghai-Hong Kong Commercial Mediation Forum (“Forum”). The Forum, jointly organised by Joint Mediation Helpline Office, Hong Kong...
July 2018
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in 1996 published a report on corporate rescue and insolvent trading (“LRC Report”). It recommended the introduction of a new corporate rescue procedure known...
July 2018
Criminal law and procedure — personal data privacy offences — elements of offence — proof of mens rea not required — offence of strict liability — whether communication “direct marketing” — whether...
July 2018
The four classical principles of sentencing enumerated by Lawton LJ in James Henry Sergeant (1974) 60 Cr App R 74 “retribution, deterrence, prevention and rehabilitation” are drawn upon once an...
July 2018
In its 2018-2019 budget, the Hong Kong SAR Government has pledged HK$100 million to develop the e-sports industry. What is all the hype about e-sports? The e-sports industry has blossomed in...
July 2018