Cynthia G. Claytor

Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer
Legal Media Group
Thomson Reuters
cynthia.claytor@thomsonreuters.com

When negotiating a complex commercial transaction or relationship, it is common for parties to enter into an agreement in stages (eg, due to the deal being too complex or time-consuming to complete...
11 April 2017
Mr. Lester Huang, Managing Partner and Co-Chairman of P.C. Woo & Co. and former President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, reflects on the current practice environment for solicitors in Hong Kong...
6 April 2017
Mr. So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, speaks about his career and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau’s priorities for 2017, identifying opportunities for solicitors...
16 March 2017
As the line between social and business lives often blur for lawyers in Hong Kong, Justin D’Agostino, the Global Head of Practice, Dispute Resolution, and Managing Partner for Asia and Australia at...
16 March 2017
The joint enterprise doctrine was established by the Privy Council in 1985 in the Hong Kong case of Chan Wing Siu [1985] 1 AC 168. In that case, Mr. Chan was part of a gang who went into a...
9 March 2017
In 1891, just a few years after the game was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts (USA), YMCA missionaries introduced basketball to China. Over the last century, basketball has seeped into the...
14 February 2017
Theresa Johnson, Law Draftsman at the Department of Justice’s Law Drafting Division, talks about her career and reveals the Division’s 2017 priorities, which include launching a new platform in late...
7 February 2017
Christina Cheung, Law Officer of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, speaks about the Division’s current work and its main priorities in 2017, which include taking a number of dispute...
19 January 2017
On 21 October 2016, multiple denial of service attacks targeted at the Domain Name System provider Dyn, known formally as Dynamic Network Services Inc., prevented large swathes of users in Europe and...
19 January 2017
On 12 October 2016, the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) issued a lengthy report, including a set of recommendations calling for the Hong Kong Government to reform the law to make it clear that third...
8 December 2016
Two prominent female practitioners from two of Hong Kong’s oldest law firms speak about their careers, gender diversity issues, and how Brexit and the US Presidential election results may impact...
7 December 2016
Popular culture has a disproportionately strong impact on community perspectives. Law school admission boards creak beneath piles of rejected applications from eager students, misled by shows such as...
8 November 2016
In this question-and-answer series, LegCo’s five newly-elected lawyer-members discuss what prompted them to pursue a career in law, what motivated them to move into politics, and what they hope to...
6 November 2016
The without prejudice principle is an article of faith in the conduct of mediations and settlement negotiations. In most common law countries, what this means is that negotiations by parties and...
7 October 2016
Before the Law Society Snooker team challenged On-Yee to a few friendly frames of 6 Red, she spoke with Hong Kong Lawyer about her passion for the sport and her future aspirations...
7 October 2016
Andrew Liao GBS SC JP discusses a number of Government-led initiatives relating to intellectual property aimed to develop Hong Kong into a knowledge-based economy and regional innovation hub,...
6 October 2016
Addressing structural barriers and creating cultural change is needed at the organisational level for women to succeed and advance in the legal industry. Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law (“...
30 September 2016
Wesley Wong SC, Solicitor General, HKSAR, discusses his work as the head of the Legal Policy Division, as well as the Department of Justice’s top priorities for the year ahead. “When I succeeded...
14 September 2016
Almost 130 years ago, Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren observed: “[t]hat the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been...
13 September 2016
Justice Murray Gleeson AC, Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”), recently gave an address in which he compared the approaches of the Australian Constitution and the...
8 August 2016
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