Sonali Khemka

Lead Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer

If 2020 was a year of adapting and 2021 was a year of creating “new normals” to live with the changes, 2022 is hopefully a year of leveraging on these “new normals” and using them to our advantage.…
January 2022
Central Park, New York, USA For Deputy Law Draftsman Gilbert Mo, a hobby that emerged after getting inspired by a movie has now become a way of life. Running, specifically marathon running, has led…
January 2022
“Mirror”, Yosemite National Park, USA (2015)  For Loretta Ho, photography is more than just a hobby. Ever since her father passed away in 2009, photography has been a way of staying connected to him…
December 2021
In Yau’s role as the head of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB), he covers a wide range of policy areas from trade and commerce to telecommunications and broadcasting, and from…
December 2021
And just like that, we are in the final month of 2021. If 2020 was a year of getting used to very new ways of living and working, 2021 was a year of leveraging on these changes and coming back…
December 2021
The move from hunter-gathering to the age of farming and then, the dawn of the Industrial Revolution 12,000 years later mark seminal transitions in human history, lifestyle and wellbeing. Now in the…
November 2021
To promote the development of innovation and technology, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) was set up on July 1, 2000, with the mission to spearhead Hong Kong's drive to become a world-…
November 2021
The word “soprano” comes from the Italian word sopra (meaning above, over, on top of), as the soprano is the highest pitch human voice. A staple of classical music, soprano singing is mostly…
November 2021
Chairman of the Editorial Board for Hong Kong Lawyer, reflects on the past decade of the journal Hong Kong Lawyer, the official journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong, serves to educate, enlighten…
October 2021
When the pandemic hit, some media analysts warned it would speed up the decline of print magazines. Print publications are dependent on printers being able to print; distributors being able to drive…
October 2021
Reputed to be one of the most ancient artistic type in oriental world history, Chinese calligraphy is the writing of Chinese characters as an art form, combining purely visual art and interpretation…
October 2021
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG Melissa Pang, the first female and longest-serving President of The Law Society of Hong Kong has had an eventful tenure, to say the least.…
September 2021
The Law Society of Hong Kong, a 114-year-old establishment, is no stranger in the legal industry. Playing both a regulatory and representative role, the organisation governs and maintains the…
September 2021
A SUITABLE CHOICE Born and educated in Hong Kong, Chan knew from a young age what he wanted to pursue as a career. Well before he pursued his legal education, his quiet disposition and fondness for…
August 2021
As the globe recently witnessed the skillfulness, camaraderie and victories in the much-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, one can easily see the benefits of competition. Competition encourages you to…
August 2021
Impressionist art aficionado, Manuel Ng, shares details about his painting hobby, his inspirations and why he enjoys the activity. As a legislative drafter for the Law Drafting Division of the…
August 2021
With an international career and an international mindset, Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is keen on firmly reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a…
July 2021
The Hong Kong economy is externally oriented and highly dependent on trade with the rest of the world. In 2020, the value of Hong Kong’s total merchandise trade reached HK$8,197.3 billion (US$1,056.8…
July 2021
Everyone believes in second chances, whether in a professional or personal context. A renewed opportunity is something we have all been thankful for at some point but what if you could provide a…
July 2021
As the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Tam Tai-pang is currently the leader of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), a 74-year old government division. Over the decades, the Department has evolved and…
June 2021