Cynthia G. Claytor

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

There is a growing awareness of the negative impact of business practices that fail to respect human rights, with much publicity in recent years focusing on supply chain risks and abuses. It is...
18 August 2017
Interview with Kenneth Ng, President of the Hong Kong Automobile Association and Chairman of the Formula E Working Group On 2 and 3 December 2017, Formula E, the world’s premiere electric street...
10 August 2017
In late July, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) announced that it had entered into a supervisory memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”)....
8 August 2017
Dennis Kwok, Legislative Council Member of the Legal Functional Constituency, speaks about his transition from law into politics and his role and current priorities as the legislative representative...
7 August 2017
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
14 July 2017
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
14 July 2017
With the decline in commercial litigation in Hong Kong and the shifting focus of the litigation departments in many international law firms in Hong Kong from doing actual litigation work to other...
12 July 2017
While Mr. Lee, who was among this year’s Roll of Honour Honourees, was not available for an interview, the following was provided by the Hong Kong Law Society to highlight his many accomplishments...
10 July 2017
Gerard Sanders, General Counsel of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, speaks about the AIIB’s objectives, operations and current legal needs, and reveals the AIIB’s thinking about various...
19 June 2017
Earlier this year, UK Lord Chancellor Truss exercised her statutory power to change the multiplier for calculating damages for the victims of personal injuries from 2.5 percent to -0.75 percent. This...
19 June 2017
The Hon. Mr. Justice Jonathan Harris, who sits as a judge in the Court of First Instance, Companies Court of Hong Kong, describes his career progression and speaks frankly about a variety of...
12 May 2017
Imagine for a moment that you are approached by Mr. I, a shareholder of a publicly traded company, TechCo, in Korea that had, at its peak, an estimated worth of billions. However, one morning, Mr. I...
8 May 2017
Lai Chi Wo, a village of nearly 400 years old whose name literally means “Lychee Nest”, rests deep in Plover Cove Country Park near the border of Sha Tau Kok, within sight of Mainland, China. While...
8 May 2017
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
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