Hong Kong

“Directions in Legal Education 2020” – Call for Papers Extended to 31 May 2020 CUHK LAW has decided to take the conference “Directions in Legal Education 2020” online because of the present health...
May 2020
My late father used to teach me that crisis creates opportunities. The COVID-19 crisis provided me an excellent opportunity to set up my cooking blog – something which I had never imagined I would do...
May 2020
1. An exporter in the People’s Republic of China sells a container of goods to an importer in Germany. The parties agree in writing that French law would govern their contract. The parties have...
May 2020
CUHK LAW will offer the following new courses in the academic year 2020-21: Legal Technologies (LLB, JD and LLM elective) – the course provides a broad introduction to the future of the legal...
May 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — plaintiff accepted defendant’s sanctioned payment — exceptional circumstances justifying departure from general rule under O. 22 r. 20(1) that...
May 2020
Privacy is a fundamental human right. However, the right to privacy is by no means absolute. It has to be balanced against other human rights and public interests. COVID-19 has spread over 200...
May 2020
Two recent Hong Kong High Court judgments provide a glimpse into how courts are applying long-standing legal concepts to the ever-evolving digital world. Given the interconnectivity of global markets...
May 2020
Just like SARS, a viral respiratory disease which claimed hundreds of lives back in 2003, recent investigation reveals that the primary source of the new virus behind COVID-19 is likely to be bats...
May 2020
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails” - William Arthur Ward Introduction From a litigator’s perspective, in every...
May 2020
Arbitration — court-ordered interim measures — anti-suit injunction as interim measure under s. 45 — Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) There were pending arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong...
May 2020
  How should the court deal with an insolvency petition founded solely on an alleged debt that is the subject of an arbitration clause? The dynamics between arbitration clauses and insolvency...
May 2020
The unfolding coronavirus has devastated the Hong Kong economy. In one of the world’s most expensive commercial property markets, it is not surprising that the possibility of invoking force majeure...
May 2020
Criminal law and procedure — trial — summing-up — summing-up on issue as to drawing of inferences would be unbalanced if it did not deal with defence case, as well as prosecution case, on issue...
May 2020
Background The Applicant was convicted of drug-trafficking at the High Court and appealed his conviction on the basis that the Judge had misdirected the jury by inviting them to conclude a lack of...
May 2020
In Jet2.com Ltd v Civil Aviation Authority [2020] EWCA Civ 35, the English Court of Appeal held that a "dominant purpose" test applies to the underlying rationale for legal advice privilege (as it...
May 2020
  COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic transcending national borders, race, skin colour, culture, language, social status, religious beliefs, political ideologies, poverty divide, and digital...
May 2020
  When a Mainland Chinese business fails, what happens to its assets outside of Mainland China? Are they dealt with piecemeal in satellite insolvency proceedings or can they be brought under...
May 2020
CUHK LAW professors have recently published the following articles covering areas such as Comparative Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law and Property Law: “Artificial Intelligence...
April 2020
The Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong offers a variety of taught master programmes focusing on arbitration and dispute resolution, corporate and financial law, Chinese law, compliance and...
April 2020
CUHK LAW has held four seminars under the 5th Year Greater China Legal History Seminar Series 2019-20 at the Graduate Law Centre in Central. The seminar series has become increasingly popular that...
April 2020