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Despite the negative headlines surrounding the city over the past year, behind the scenes Hong Kong has made significant progress in enhancing its role as a centre for maritime arbitration. Two years...
September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is often said to have led to a ‘new normal’. Use of video-conferencing facilities (VCF) in substitution for physical meetings has become commonplace. However, when it comes to...
September 2020
Aspects of personal data protection are becoming increasingly more important not only in commercial transactions but also arbitration proceedings. The fact that international arbitrations are...
September 2020
SUMMARY The Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap. 637) (the “LPFO”), which came into effect on August 31, 2020, introduces the limited partnership fund (“LPF”), a new entity type for private...
September 2020
In the world of modern business, data is the most valued asset to businesses, even the government would refer to data as a determinant factor when forming policy strategies.  However, under the...
September 2020
ABSTRACT This article provides the readers with an update on the recent provisional guidance issued by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC (“SPC”) titled Guiding Opinion Concerning Strengthening...
September 2020
On 26 July 2020, the SCMP reported about a gay person’s journey in the hope of adopting children in Hong Kong.  The applicant, who is living with his life partner, applied as a single applicant...
September 2020
Alongside the strong demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an alarming increase in fraud schemes associated with PPE transactions all around the...
September 2020
The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 (“Bill”) has been passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020. The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) (“EO”) “to extend the...
August 2020
WHY SHOULD MNCS CARE ABOUT THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM? While people around the world (including those of us in China) continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Social Credit System...
August 2020
The very first matrimonial financial dispute was resolved recently under the Hong Kong Private Family Adjudication (“PFA”) pilot scheme. Sasha Allison speaks to the two Counsel representing the...
August 2020
Abstract This article provides the readers with an update on the recent provisional guidance issued by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC (“SPC”) titled Guiding Opinion Concerning Strengthening...
August 2020
I. INTRODUCTION Since Alibaba Group’s debut in Hong Kong in November 2019, the momentum of U.S.-listed Chinese companies (“China Concept Stocks”) turning to Hong Kong for a secondary listing is on...
August 2020
On July 22, 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) published its unconditional approval of the concentration of operators in the Shanghai Mingcha Zhegang Management...
August 2020
General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) has just celebrated its second anniversary in Europe.  Despite a slight delay as a result of the pandemic, the European Commission has...
August 2020
“Guys [Blockchain lawyers] literally only want one thing and it’s disgusting” - untold number of DLT start-ups INTRODUCTION The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value coincided with the rise of “...
August 2020
On May 29, standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced plans to withdraw certain U.S. “policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment.” One month later,...
July 2020
ABSTRACT This article provides the readers with an update on the recent legal responses in the PRC to the COVID-19 related cases as well as a general overview on the doctrines of force majeure and...
July 2020
Online data breaches are the current and future enforcement priority for Hong Kong’s regulator of personal data laws as an April 2020 report confirms.  This report echoes previously proposed...
July 2020
With the promulgation of Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (中華人民共和國香港特別行政區維護國家安全法) on 30 June 2020, attention has...
July 2020