Online CPD Events Held in June and July 2020

 

Symposium on Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Shareholder Engagement and Voting​

The Symposium on Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Shareholder Engagement and Voting was held online on 22 and 23 June 2020. Authors of 19 jurisdictions collectively contributed to focus discussions on shareholder engagement and voting, with a view to making cutting-edge and evidence-based contributions to the comparative theoretical discourse in the field. The online symposium attracted more than 170 registrants including students, alumni, academics and practitioners.​

CCTL Transnational Legal History Group Seminar - Book Presentation and Discussion: “From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, Iconography, Memories, and Performances of Law in India’s High Courts”

On 29 June 2020, the Transnational Legal History Group of the CUHK LAW Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law (CCTL) hosted an online book presentation and discussion on Dr. Rahela Khorakiwala’s recently published book, “From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, Iconography, Memories, and Performances of Law in India’s High Courts”. The book focuses on the High Courts of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras. 

With over 170 registrations, this seminar explored the manner in which law, history, and memory are interconnected with the physical spaces of the three courts, as exhibited for instance in controversies that have erupted from time to time over statues, portraits and other forms of iconography found in or around the court buildings. Among other things, it highlighted the recurring historical tension between the Indian and British colonial notions of justice. The seminar also observed the manner in which the work brought out many key tensions, including for instance that between what is made visible and what is occluded within the courts, as well as the struggles of ordinary people in terms of accessing justice, leading to the question of “for whom is the high court and who is the audience?”.

Watch the seminar video at https://bit.ly/3fyArl7

Dr. Rahela Khorakiwala, a lawyer based in India, presented on her recently published book, From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, Iconography, Memories, and Performances of Law in India’s High Courts.

The seminar chair, CUHK LAW Professor Christopher Roberts (left), and Professor Leilah Vevaina (right).

CCTL Seminar: “New Dominion Constitutionalism and New Directions in Comparative Constitutional Research”

The CCTL Comparative Constitutional Law Research Forum and Transnational Legal History Group co-hosted an online seminar “New Dominion Constitutionalism and New Directions in Comparative Constitutional Research” on 7 July 2020 to celebrate the launch of a symposium issue on New Dominion Constitutionalism published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) in issue 17:4, available at https://academic.oup.com/icon/issue/17/4

This seminar began with an introduction on some of the main themes of the symposium, noting the long shadow that dominion constitutions, as transitional constitutions for newly independent, post-colonial states, cast over the subsequent development of constitutionalism in those states. It explained the origins and development of the term “dominion” and its use in the “old” dominions of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, followed by discussions on the cases of Ireland, India, Pakistan, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Speakers of the seminar included Professors Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK LAW), Rohit De (Yale University), Mara Malagodi (CUHK LAW), Luke McDonagh (London School of Economics and Political Science), Peter Oliver (University of Ottawa), and Thomas Poole (London School of Economics and Political Science). Professors Christopher Roberts (CUHK LAW) and Melissa Crouch (University of New South Wales) was the seminar chair and the commentator respectively. The seminar received over 140 registrations.

Watch the seminar video at https://bit.ly/38YCk8r

Property Law Seminar: “Regulatory Overview of the Hong Kong Property Market”

CUHK LAW organised a property law seminar “Regulatory Overview of the Hong Kong Property Market” by Mr. Alvin Yeung and Ms. Pheona Chow on 9 July 2020 with over 530 registrations. This online seminar provided a comprehensive coverage on topics that are of interest to Hong Kong property purchasers, including: How can a person or an entity own property? What are the typical restrictions on use of property? What taxes or stamp duties are levied on sellers or buyers upon direct transfer of property / transfer of interests in the property owning entity?

Mr. Alvin Yeung and Ms. Pheona Chow from Mayer Brown.

CUHK LAW Professor Michael Lower hosted the seminar and the Q&A session.

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