Sonali Khemka

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
Hong Kong boasts one of the lowest, simplest, and most competitive tax systems in the world. Only three direct taxes are imposed and there are generous allowances and deductions which can reduce your…
June 2021
There is a widely accepted theory that people are either left-brained or right-brained, meaning that one side of their brain is dominant. If you are mostly analytical and methodical in your thinking…
June 2021
In our April issue, we covered Hong Kong’s firm position as an international arbitration hub. This month, our Cover Story, features the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in which he…
May 2021
Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing change, hope, and life. These beautiful flying insects have been the subject of numerous pieces and forms of art and it is no surprise that…
May 2021
No stranger to challenges, whether it was while grasping complex financial jargon on the job when he first started or now confronting financial crises and a pandemic as a leader, Eddie Yue, Chief…
May 2021
“Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other” (New King James Version, The Bible). These may just be the first decision if not the first recorded words of an arbitrator.…
April 2021
Precision, attention to detail and the strive for perfection – these are some of the things Deirdre Fu, Special Counsel in Withers’ private client and tax team, believes are common between the…
April 2021
Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s premier arbitration centres has come under scrutiny of late following certain developments in the city, and these were highlighted in a Financial Times…
April 2021
This time last year, Hong Kong had just about gotten a grasp of the seriousness of COVID-19, with the city recording its 100th confirmed case on 5 March 2020. Later in the month, on 25 March, Hong…
March 2021
Geoffrey Ma, whose tenure as the second Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal recently came to a close, is being hailed by the legal profession for his wisdom and poise in a unique…
February 2021