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Dr. Christopher To has worn a number of hats over the past few decades. A former secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he is one of Hong Kong’s pioneers in dispute...
November 2020
  I recently heard about “Space Nail” from my lawyer friend. This strange-sounding phrase is a kind of document as lis pendens registered at the Land Registry. It may grab the...
November 2020
This is the second article in a continuing series about “Pro Bono in Hong Kong”. These articles are written by members of the Law Society’s Pro Bono Committee, and are intended to promote pro bono...
November 2020
  In the first week of September, a trio of Hong Kong lawyers made history by becoming the first all-Hong Kong relay team to swim across the English Channel. They also raised more than HK$1.5...
October 2020
News from Hong Kong Society of Notaries The last Notaries Public Examination was held in 2019. Fifty out of 243 candidates who sat for examination passed the qualifying examination. As at the...
October 2020
  Ashley Alder took over as CEO of the SFC in October 2011, just as Hong Kong was emerging from the effects of the global financial crisis. In this wide-ranging interview with the Hong Kong...
September 2020
This is the first in a series of articles to be published on a regular basis in Hong Kong Lawyer about “Pro Bono in Hong Kong”. The articles will be written by members of the Law...
August 2020
  Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP, arbitrator, mediator and barrister at Temple Chambers and former Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, and David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s...
August 2020
Vicki Liu, the managing partner of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Hong Kong office, is the firm’s first Asia-based partner to be appointed as co-head of its global banking practice. Liu was born and...
July 2020
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...
June 2020
  COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic transcending national borders, race, skin colour, culture, language, social status, religious beliefs, political ideologies, poverty divide, and digital...
May 2020
It may surprise many that the Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff’s first languages were Russian and Cantonese. The president of the Queensland Court of Appeal was raised in a Russian-speaking...
April 2020
Melville Boase, co-founder of independent law firm Boase Cohen & Collins, has recently announced his retirement, but the Cornwall native still has plenty to keep him busy. A natural storyteller...
March 2020
The Solomon Islands are named after the biblical figure, King Solomon, who is perhaps best known for his wise judgement. It is perhaps fitting that the cover story for this issue of Hong Kong...
February 2020
Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, each has been trying to establish its position as a financial power in the region and globally. The Central Asian country currently accounts for about 60 percent of the...
January 2020
When Hong Kong litigation lawyer Allan Leung moved to Dentons this year and also received the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2019, this triggered a...
December 2019
Teresa Cheng, who was appointed as Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice last year, has been in her role during one of the most tumultuous periods in the city’s history – the 2019 extradition-bill...
November 2019
Today Michael Lintern-Smith is the Senior Partner of Robertsons, having joined the firm in 1981. When he first came to Hong Kong, he expected to spend seven years in the city. Now, some 38 years...
October 2019
As Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in Hong Kong, Dr. Kelvin Wong is tasked with a critical mission of overseeing key regulatory matters in the finance hub. As the FRC prepares...
September 2019
Founded in 2006, the World Justice Project is an independent organisation that works to advance the rule of law globally. Helmed by Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen, the WJP is a global non-...
August 2019