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I. INTRODUCTION On April 20, 2020, almost twenty years to the day after the listing of Sina Corp., China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) published on its website a notice in...
July 2020
INTRODUCTION Technological developments have bettered our lives and contributed to the modern world in which we are living. While we enjoy the convenience that technology brings and utlitise...
July 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
Last year, taking down of smart lamp posts, which were potentially capable of mass surveillance, by demonstrators in Hong Kong highlighted general uneased concerns over fear of intrusion into the...
July 2020
The development of human civilisation, throughout the course of history, discourages the use of violence in dispute resolution, regardless of how noble the causes are. In the eyes of the general...
July 2020
ABSTRACT Financial inclusion denotes banks’ provision of basic financial services at affordable costs to those that need and qualify for them. The opposite is financial exclusion, which is when...
July 2020
Introduction After much publicity but virtually no local consultation, on 30 June 2020 late evening the Central People’s Government passed a new national security law (“NSL”) for Hong Kong on the...
July 2020
I. INTRODUCTION This year is the 20th anniversary of the listings of Sina Corp., Netease and Sohu.com, which were the first companies to complete offshore listings using a structure that would...
June 2020
INTRODUCTION Many a law practitioner gets excited about the potential gain of machine lawyering and fascinated by the mythical power of the smart and non-biased algorithms which are believed to be...
June 2020
Globally, scientists are rushing to find a cure for COVID-19. In the past five months, a record 2739 clinical trials have been registered with the World Health Organization. In a global health...
June 2020
Imagine a day later in 2020, a workday like any other. You go into your corporate law firm office like any other day. Perhaps dreading another Monday with only the support of a strong coffee. You...
June 2020
INTRODUCTION This Q&A explores the roles, responsibilities and potential liabilities of an SFC-approved Responsible Officer. WHAT IS A RESPONSIBLE OFFICER? A Responsible Officer is an...
June 2020
Abstract: Following a presentation conducted by Sheila Ahuja as part of a panel hosted by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, this article provides an overview of the evolving landscape...
May 2020
INTRODUCTION  - THE EMPLOYEE’S BURDEN OF PROVING THE CAUSE OF THE COVID 19 AT WORK The COVID-19 Coronavirus is a matter of acute concern to employers in Hong Kong when returning to full re-...
May 2020
Cybersecurity law is not a single, unified topic. However, cybersecurity has been at the forefront of a large number of important legal topics in recent years: cybercrime, which regularly makes the...
May 2020
On 16 April 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (“Commission”) released: a revised leniency policy for undertakings involved in cartel conduct (“Leniency Policy for Undertakings”); and...
May 2020
For directors, the winding up of a company could be judgment day when their past misdeeds come back to haunt them.  If insolvency is on the horizon, there are various matters directors should...
May 2020