Editor's Note

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 2019
The Legal Aid Department gained public attention at the end of last year for its handling of Law Wan Tung’s application for legal aid. Law first made global headlines for torturing Indonesian...
January 2019
Hong Kongers would agree that the Occupy Central Movement in 2014 has changed the relationship between the police and the public, regardless of whether they supported or opposed the protest. Since...
December 2018
I am excited to commence my tenure as the Lead Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer. I look forward to sharing information and industry insights that will not only keep our readers informed but will also...
December 2018
The past three years have seen a flurry of activity in Hong Kong when it comes to competition law. The Competition Ordinance came into full effect in December 2015, and less than a year later, Brent...
October 2018
The life and wisdom of Moses Cheng, currently chairman of Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority, can provide a number of lessons to younger lawyers, but perhaps the most important one is that one can have...
September 2018
Beverley McLachlin has held a truly chequered career. She was the first woman to become the chief justice of Canada, and the longest-serving holder of that role. During her 37 years as a judge - and...
August 2018
The legal profession has no shortage of stellar lawyers, luminaries who excel in their chosen field in terms of both the quality and the profile of their work. However, the number of those who go...
July 2018
As the Acting Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer, it gives me great pleasure to present the June issue of the Hong Kong Lawyer, which features a number of useful articles for our readers. The issue, which...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
February 2018