Heidi Chu

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong

Traditionally, law firms in Hong Kong operate in the form of a sole proprietorship or a general partnership. Under the Partnership Ordinance (Cap. 38), every partner in a general partnership is...
14 June 2019
“Location, Location, Location” goes the classic advice, stressing the importance of the location of a business to its success. In deciding the location, consideration is normally given to factors...
21 May 2019
Two sets of amendments to the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) Rules (“PIS Rules”) have been gazetted and are scheduled to take effect within 2019, subject to negative vetting by LegCo. They...
10 April 2019
The legal profession is constantly evolving with the changing social and economic environment. However, the impact of the changes to the global legal services market in the last 20 years is probably...
12 March 2019
Whatever dreams we wish to fulfil in life, we need an education to equip us with the necessary knowledge - knowledge that leads us onto the right path. To many fortunate ones, education is a natural...
1 February 2019
Numerous memorable movies and TV series build their plot around the work of lawyers. The dramatic arc is always about a dispute of some sort with lawyers arguing eloquently as litigators in court...
9 January 2019
The news of US$23 million being swindled out of a businesswoman in an online romance scam hit the headline recently in Hong Kong. Readers may find such news hard to believe, considering the amount of...
5 December 2018
The Law Society’s submissions on the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address in August focused on three broad aspects: Facilitating the development of the legal profession to support Hong Kong’s...
9 November 2018
“In last year’s Budget, I reserved $10 billion for supporting I & T development. This year, I will set aside an additional $50 billion.” said the Financial Secretary in his 2018-19 Budget speech...
4 October 2018
The amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (“AMLO”) and the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (“CO”) have come into operation since 1...
7 September 2018
Technology enabling instant access to information anywhere, anytime has enhanced convenience, efficiency and productivity of modern day living. So spoilt have we been by the advancement of technology...
6 August 2018
260 members attended the Law Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 31 May. The Law Society Function Room was fully packed that evening. As in past years, apart from the formal business,...
9 July 2018
Giving back to the community has always been one of the guiding values of the Law Society. Many legal practitioners have been actively participating in pro bono and community work, quietly...
12 June 2018
Articles 114 and 115 of the Hong Kong Basic Law provides that Hong Kong shall maintain the status of a free port, pursue the policy of free trade and safeguard the free movement of goods and capital...
16 May 2018
As solicitors, we are trained to be trusted advisors of our clients. We analyse a client’s position, identify the legal issues, explain the practical implications and provide advice on ways to...
9 April 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Law Society’s move to its current office at Wing On House. We relocated from the former Swire House in April 1998, which was scheduled to be demolished and...
6 March 2018
The defeat of Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player, by Google’s Alpha Go in May last year rocked the world, and was heralded by the tech community as the triumph of artificial intelligence (AI) over the...
8 February 2018
The circulation of Hong Kong Lawyer covers not only legal practitioners in Hong Kong, but also those around the world. The journal’s bilingual content attracts readers from both the English and the...
8 January 2018
Stress, long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion… This cannot be what we want the life of a lawyer to be! Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires a high level of work...
11 December 2017
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