Hong Kong

“As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace.” - Newton Lee “By some estimates, cybercrime is expected to globally cost up to $6 trillion...
May 2021
Re Petrosaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd [2021] EWHC 444 (Ch) is an interesting review of a common law court’s supervisory jurisdiction over a trust in the context of an escrow arrangement between...
May 2021
“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” - Blaise Pascal Introduction Most people upon the realization that they are the victims of a cyber-fraud will panic....
May 2021
On 26 March 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the People’s Republic of China announced sanctions against certain individuals and entities in the United Kingdom. In the current...
May 2021
In recent months, Hong Kong has seen noteworthy developments regarding inclusiveness. The amendment to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) which prohibits both breastfeeding discrimination and...
May 2021
“The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” - Andy Gilman Introduction With the ever increasing proliferation of cyberattacks across the...
May 2021
In the recent judgment of Alan Chung Wah Tang & Kan Lap Kee v Chung Chun Keung & Joint Group Investment Limited & Vicfont Company Limited [2021] HKCFI 369, the Court of First Instance...
May 2021
“Hong Kong has a thriving fintech scene: a highly integrated network of start-ups and investors, a large market of technology-ready consumers hungry for innovative solutions, and a host of...
April 2021
In this article we discuss the legal implications that employers in Hong Kong should consider before allowing their employees to work remotely from an overseas jurisdiction. DO EMPLOYEES HAVE A...
April 2021
INTRODUCTION On 14 July 2020, President Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) and issued Executive Order 13936 implementing the HKAA and revoking Hong Kong’s preferential trade...
April 2021
Facts D pleaded guilty to a charge under s.17 of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap.228) of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to use it for an unlawful purpose and was sentenced to 4...
April 2021
Background This was the second application by the Petitioner Father to relocate with his two children, L (a boy aged 13.5) and B (a boy nearly 11), to Denmark. The Father was Danish and worked...
April 2021
Facts After a police constable (PW1) used his firearm during a public order event and a 21-year-old person was injured by one shot, D posted on his Facebook account four doxxing messages...
April 2021
Professionals facing disciplinary actions might be concerned about protecting their legal position and their reputation. A frequently asked question by professionals is whether the disciplinary...
April 2021
“If banks were to engage in a practice of levying extravagant photocopying or administrative charges, rather than seeking genuinely to provide for full (but no more than full) compensation for the...
April 2021
On 27 November 2020, the U.K. Supreme Court rendered a seminal decision on arbitrator conflicts in Halliburton Company v. Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48, refining the law on apparent bias...
April 2021
SUMMARY Against the backdrop of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Judiciary Administration’s consultations on the greater use of remote hearings for court proceedings, the recent...
April 2021
The use of social media, including instant messaging apps, is very much part of everyday life for Hongkongers. However, such use also poses risks to the personal data privacy of the users. With...
April 2021
“The wide adoption of information technology (“IT”) can bring convenience to the public and improve quality of living. At the same time, the risks of the public, enterprises and the community being...
March 2021
President Melissa Pang and other representatives of the Law Society attended the Sixth Joint Meeting for Lawyers Associations in the Greater Bay Area. Since 2018, lawyers associations from...
March 2021