Hong Kong

The recently implemented national security law in Hong Kong appears to be a popular topic not only in Hong Kong but overseas as well. The President’s Message discusses some of the common concerns of...
September 2020
While people around the world (including those of us in China) continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Social Credit System (CSCS, or SCS) continues on its path to implementation...
September 2020
According to the “Joint Meeting System for Lawyers Associations in the Greater Bay Area” signed by the Law Society and lawyer associations in the Greater Bay Area in December 2018, the Law Society,...
September 2020
Procedural History Ms. Chu (the Respondent in this appeal) was charged with accepting an advantage as an agent contrary to section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (“POBO”). At the...
September 2020
Changes received as from 1 July 2020 BLEWETT RICHARD ceased to be a partner of Clifford Chance as from 01/08/2020.  CHAN BOW YE BONITA ceased to be a partner of Miao &...
September 2020
With the assistance of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee and the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Council has reviewed the Decision made by the National People's Congress ("...
September 2020
Abstract This article provides the readers with an update on the recent provisional guidance issued by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC (“SPC”) titled Guiding Opinion Concerning Strengthening...
September 2020
“You only get one chance to make a good first impression.” Also, “blockchain is one of the world’s worst-PR, highest potential innovations”.  Has blockchain used up its one and only chance to...
September 2020
How do you stay fit and healthy with your family during COVID-19? The Recreation and Sports Committee’s (the “RSC”) Members and Family Fun Day (the “Fun Day”) is an annual event which gathers not...
September 2020
Introduction This recent case laid down the principles on what a defendant should do in order to secure an appropriate discount for early pleas to lesser offences or alternative charges....
September 2020
At the time of writing, Re Chow [2020] HKCFI 2020 is the latest reported case dealing with the court's power to make adverse costs orders against parties on the basis that they have...
September 2020
The Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") considered that certain areas of the Code on the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REIT”) could be updated to enhance Hong Kong’s regime for REITs in line...
September 2020
In Re Simpson QC [2019] HKCFI 2689 the High Court allowed an application, pursuant to s. 27(4) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159), for an overseas barrister to advise and...
September 2020
In Hong Kong, over 10,000 road traffic accidents take place every year. For an injured driver, passenger or pedestrian who is not at fault, the usual practice is that the he or she would give a...
September 2020
In light of the expanded use of remote hearings via video-conferencing facilities (“VCF”), the Standing Committee on Member Services and InnoTech Committee (“ITC”) organised a webinar on 21 July with...
September 2020
On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) struck down the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) (in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland...
September 2020
The Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 21 courses and seminars by webinars in July which were attended by over 2,000 participants.  One was the “Roundtable...
September 2020
On 24 July 2020, HKEX announced two important initiatives. The first moves toward resolving a shortcoming in the regime for new listing applicants. The second aspires to improve Hong Kong’s...
September 2020
Parties The 1st Plaintiff, Music Holdings, is a company beneficially owned by Mr Behringer. In 1999, Music Holdings purchased and at all material times thereafter owned a residential...
September 2020
BAI SOPHIA FAN FANGDA PARTNERS BURNS ANNA MARIE SIMMONS & SIMMONS COLLIER...
September 2020