Navin G. Ahuja, LL.B., LLMArbDR, MCIArb

Lead Legal Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer

 

Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage. So, what happens to a gay couple who gets married in a jurisdiction where same-sex marriage is legal and then moves to Hong Kong? Will the couple be...
18 October 2019
The number of international arbitration cases (seated in or outside Hong Kong) has grown exponentially over the past several decades. Similar to litigation, the availability of interim relief in...
3 September 2019
Nowadays, it is not surprising to read about banks and financial institutions globally being slapped with fines due to compliance failures related to anti-money laundering. Financial penalties...
18 August 2019
Arbitration is a consensual process; it can only take place if the parties have agreed to submit their dispute to arbitration. With regard to applying for interim relief in arbitration, whilst the...
18 July 2019
Some of the earth’s valuable wildlife resources have already vanished and there are many other species that are not far from extinction. Numerous wild animals are slaughtered for commercial values...
18 June 2019
More than 110 incidents of mobile phone users attempting to upskirt were reported in 2013. Upskirting refers to the taking of sexually intrusive photos or videos beneath a person’s clothing without...
21 May 2019
It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to facilitate such resolution or...
10 April 2019
The use of instant messaging (IM) technology has grown exponentially both socially and in the workplace. With regard to the latter, whilst there might be some benefits in using IM such as...
12 March 2019
I am delighted to share that I have resumed my role as Lead Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer and would like to wish you, our readers a Happy Chinese New Year! The February 2019 issue contains various...
3 March 2019
On 17th October 2017, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (‘UNCITRAL’) Secretariat acknowledged at the 2nd UNITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit that the Convention on Contracts...
9 July 2018
Matthew Gearing QC, Allen & Overy partner and Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (‘HKIAC’), recently led Hong Kong to victory in its bid to host the biennial...
10 June 2018
Technology is the topic of the year. However, reproductive technology, in particular surrogacy, is commonly misunderstood. For couples who cannot or choose not to have children naturally, they might...
17 May 2018
EDUCATION Winnie was educated at St Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong before she read law at the University of Hong Kong. At first, Winnie decided by way of elimination that she wanted to...
16 May 2018
I would like to start by wishing you, our readers, a Happy Easter. Often, people tend to assume that legal fees are high and therefore when a dispute arises, some may contemplate self-...
12 April 2018
Often, people tend to categorise those who appear to be dominant and stubborn as “strong” or “good” negotiators and assume that it is impossible to reach any agreement with such persons. Some may...
11 April 2018
Teresa Ko’s career is characterised by a series of ‘firsts’. She became the first Chinese and a female to be made an equity partner at Freshfields and the first partner to be appointed China Chairman...
9 April 2018
Most of us are aware of the fact that technology, crowdfunding, and ICOs are hot topics at the moment. But what exactly are they and how do they work? Imagine browsing online and you somehow land...
9 March 2018
Ada showed me the oldest trademark registration in Hong Kong which was dated back to 1874. The mark consisted of an eagle design and the words ‘NESTLE’s EAGLE BRAND’. The mark had an antique...
6 March 2018
I would like to start by wishing you, our readers, a Happy Chinese New Year! As you may be aware, 2018 is the Year of the Dog which represents luck. This month’s issue comprises various...
14 February 2018
The 2018 Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year was held on 8 January 2018 and was attended by many well-known legal professionals from numerous jurisdictions. The Hong Kong Lawyer had the pleasure of...
8 February 2018
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