Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s apology legislation, the first of its kind in Asia, was passed by the Legislative Council on 13 July 2017 and was published in the Gazette on 21 July 2017. It is the culmination of a...
August 2017
On 9 May 2017, several financial regulators including the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) and the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) jointly issued the Administrative Measures for the Due...
August 2017
Chinese acquirers are playing an increasingly important role as buyers of private equity sponsored companies — nearly 200 portfolio companies were sold to Chinese entities in 2016. However, in our...
August 2017
On 27 May 2017, the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee (“TC 260”) circulated for public comment the Guidelines for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data...
August 2017
In Registrar of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants v X, CACV 244/2016, 2 June 2017, the respondent accountants are appealing a decision of a Disciplinary Committee that they...
August 2017
The Eleni, HCAJ 189/2013, 9 May 2017, arises out of a collision at sea. The case considers the relevance of s. 7 (“Limitation of actions”) of the Merchant Shipping (Collision Damage...
August 2017
On 17 July 2017, the International Bar Association Legal Policy and Research Unit (“IBA LPRU”) released a Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights to provide guidance for business...
August 2017
As I buttoned my crisp white uniform and tied my apron round my waist, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “This is it!”. I was finally taking my first steps towards a career as a pastry...
August 2017
As part of Women in Law Hong Kong’s (“WILHK”) commitment to enhancing the profiles, skills and networking opportunities for women in the legal field, we are delighted to launch, for the second year...
August 2017
Re A, HCMP 2079/2016, 16 June 2017, considers what it means to be “fit and proper” in the context of an application for admission to the Hong Kong Bar. The applicant is a young man who had been...
August 2017
With the growth of intellectual property creation and commercialisation, parties increasingly prefer to resolve their IP disputes outside the court system. Most of the cases administered by the World...
August 2017
This month, we focus on the prosecution of criminal offences in Hong Kong and some of the colourful prosecutors who have appeared before the courts. The questions have been prepared by Douglas...
August 2017
CAI XUANLUN WEST OF ENGLAND INSURANCE SERVICES (LUXEMBOURG) S.A. CASSIDY HANNAH ESTELLE HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS...
August 2017
The Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong has entered into a partnership with the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London (“KCL”) under the HKU LLB Pathways programme. The...
August 2017
By Professor Gregory Gordon (Oxford University Press) In June, CUHK Law Professor Gregory Gordon published “Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition”, a groundbreaking study on the...
August 2017
ADEBIYI JOHN DANIEL ABIODUN ceased to be a partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as from 01/07/2017. CARABINE NEIL BRUCE joined King & Wood Mallesons as a partner as from 06/07...
August 2017
Interview with Kenneth Ng, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association and Chairman of the Formula E Working Group On 2 and 3 December 2017, Formula E, the world’s premiere electric street...
August 2017
On 5 June 2017, the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (“CityU”) was honoured to have Professor Baris Soyer, Professor of the College of Law at Swansea University, to give a staff seminar...
August 2017
The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong organised a Symposium on “The International Criminal Responsibility of War’s Funders and Profiteers” on 23–24 June 2017 at its Graduate Law...
August 2017
Loss of earnings – loss of earning capacity – future medical expenses – approach to be taken by plaintiff in establishing entitlement to award of damages On 18 June 2009, P, then aged 34, was...
August 2017