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The recent case in Yip Lai Fong v HongKong Yika Technology Limited in DCMP 817/2021 highlighted the need for practitioners to exercise care in using prescribed Forms provided under the rules of Court...
July 2021
Law firms are almost perfect targets for Hackers. Lawyers gather, store, and handle, extremely confidential client information. Medical records, Tax returns, Bank statements. Such confidential data,...
July 2021
In the recent judgement in Leung Hong Wah Andy v Shum Wang Chiu also known as Louis Shum and Another [2021] HKCU 1599, the decision handed down by His Honour Deputy Judge MK Liu has made it clear...
July 2021
“The intellectual property situation is getting from bad to worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.” - Eric Allman INTRODUCTION It...
July 2021
Wall-crossing is a widely accepted market practice in the Hong Kong financial market. Wall-crossing activities are increasing among listed companies and financial institutions, especially asset...
July 2021
PROLOGUE Court-ordered apology is an unconventional remedy in Hong Kong, as its retributive nature is arguably a step beyond the mantra of restorative justice in tortious compensation.  In...
July 2021
“There is more at stake here than just our lives… It is the lives around us…” —Jonathan Kent INTRODUCTION Throughout the world, the continuous rollout of various COVID vaccines has given...
June 2021
“The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.” —Desmond Morris INTRODUCTION With the ever-booming development of the construction industry both in Mainland China and in Hong...
June 2021
BACKGROUND In Chow Wing Kai also known as Wave and Wave Chow v Liang Jing [2021] HKDC 609, the Hong Kong Court was given the opportunity to address the proper approach in determining the...
June 2021
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you” --Tony Hsieh, co-founder of Zappos INTRODUCTION There can be no doubt that the Government of Hong Kong has invested...
June 2021
“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” --Andrew Carnege...
June 2021
Vaccination of employees is a topical and emotive issue in Hong Kong currently as government statistics show that take-up has been slow. Many employers are exploring their options as they seek to...
June 2021
Household chores now have a value in the Yuan, but while the recent Chinese court ruling is highly evocative, it has no direct application in Hong Kong or Singapore. Housework is mundane, but it...
June 2021
“Intellectual property is a key aspect for economic development” —Craig Venter INTRODUCTION For over the past decade, the Government of Hong Kong SAR has been hard at work to catapult...
June 2021
“Reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor.” —Pope Francis INTRODUCTION With China being a signatory to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (“...
June 2021
In a ground-breaking arrangement, Hong Kong and the Mainland have agreed a new co-operation mechanism for cross-border insolvency. Under the protocol, liquidators from Hong Kong may apply to...
May 2021
As we emerge from a period of unprecedented global flux, some significant trends are being observed in the Asian dispute resolution space, with US-listed merger disputes, shareholder disputes and...
May 2021
“There is a saying that if you get something for free, you should know that you are the product. It was never more true than in the case of Facebook, Gmail and Youtube… You get free social...
May 2021
Financial services regulators across the globe have been focused for a number of years on the need to address ‘Rolling Bad Apples’.  This is where individuals engage in misconduct during their...
May 2021
There has been a pressing need for the provision of law which recognizes and enforces family judgements from the Mainland in Hong Kong and vice versa. In June 2017, the respective governments agreed...
May 2021