Hong Kong

Company law — scheme of arrangement — sanction by court — modifications to scheme and scheme document after distribution of scheme document, before and at scheme meeting — whether modifications...
January 2020
A barrister and a firm of solicitors were initially retained on a private basis for an Applicant in his appeal against his indecent assault conviction in the High Court. One of the grounds of appeal...
January 2020
Administrative law — Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers — Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Insurance Agents Registration Board — failure of administrative tribunal to seek proper...
January 2020
A Happy 2020 to all our readers! It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to...
January 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — approach to awarding of enhanced interest and indemnity costs when plaintiff did better than sanctioned offer By an order nisi it...
January 2020
The Law Society studied a consultation paper issued by the Food and Health Bureau (“Bureau”) in September 2019 (“Consultation Paper”) on “advance directives” and “dying in place”. An “advance...
January 2020
In the recent years, we have seen an increased awareness of patients’ rights in Hong Kong. This has led to a rise in reports of medical malpractice in the media and also a rise in the number of...
January 2020
Overall, in the common law and civil law worlds, 2019 was a pretty good year for legal professional privilege. England & Wales The Court of Appeal once again appeared to try to atone for...
January 2020
Over 400 guests and members, including Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, our Guest of Honour, gathered at the Law Society Annual Cocktail Reception, which was held at the Hong Kong Club on 19 November 2019...
January 2020
On 18 December 2019, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre published the key findings of a survey that it had commissioned to examine the trend of public opinion on the rule of law in Hong Kong....
January 2020
The Young Solicitors’ Group’s (“YSG”) Welcome Cocktail Reception for Trainee Solicitors 2019 was held on 1 November 2019. The event attracted over 70 trainee solicitors and 20 general members. In...
January 2020
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 8 courses in November 2019 which were attended by more than 280 participants. One of the 8 courses was “Criminal Advocacy” held on 21 November 2019. The...
January 2020
‘Postcards are an anonymous art. They represent a collective taste; their idiosyncrasy is of the times, not of a particular individual.’ – Ian Buruma: introduction to ‘Historical Postcards of Hong...
January 2020
“Dealing” Offence Towards the end of 2019 the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) handed down an important judgment in HKSAR v Harjani [2019] HKCFA 47. Among other things, the judgment...
January 2020
It has been 16 years since the coming into operation of The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) on 1 January 2004. Through the effort of all stakeholders over the...
January 2020
Here’s the great thing about habits. They make action almost effortless. When we open our inbox or pull out our phone, for instance, our fingers, mind, and body know exactly what to do. The emails,...
January 2020
To enhance the works in the publication of the “Sing Tao Legal Mailbox” weekly column, the Law Society’s Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) hosted the Writer’s Gathering on 11 November 2019, with...
January 2020
It’s always a mistake to be too greedy in life. If you get a Big Mac, and then eat it, don’t complain that it’s all gone. You can’t have it both ways. It’s well known that the population of...
January 2020
On 20 November 2019, the Member Benefit Committee organised a health talk entitled “Master your Stress and Anxiety” to raise members’ awareness of mental health issues and the importance of balanced...
January 2020
In October 2019, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) issued a stakeholder discussion paper (“Discussion Paper”) on proposals to update the approach to supervise insurance groups (referred to as Group-Wide...
January 2020