Features

Instant messaging is increasingly penetrating the workplace, and law firms are no exception. A recent study estimates that nearly 70 percent of employees use smartphones for business, and that, of...
March 2019
INTRODUCTION On 1 November 2018, the 2018 Administered Arbitration Rules (“2018 Rules”) of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) came into effect. This is the third version of...
March 2019
Introduction: Current Regime and Proposal In September 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong issued a Consultation Paper for a proposed new Listing Rule 13.50A. The proposed rule seeks to...
March 2019
Background Arbitration has long been welcomed by commercial industries for its distinct advantages of finality, simplicity, flexibility and confidentiality. Many commercial parties tend to choose...
February 2019
Introduction Archives record decisions, actions and memories. They are a unique and irreplaceable heritage passed from one generation to another. Archives and records are also tools by which...
February 2019
Introduction In December 2018, the Law Reform Commission's Access to Information Sub-committee published a consultation paper making preliminary reform proposals for access by the public to...
February 2019
The recent decisions of the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong and the English Court of Appeal, more or less, dealt with the same issue; whether a firm of solicitors could lay hands on the funding...
January 2019
To avoid what Lord Wilberforce once referenced as “the austerity of tabulated legalism” when protecting the rights of sexual minorities, the discernment of dignity jurisprudence – as the teleological...
January 2019
“The trap had a ghastly perfection”  - Stephen King, The Gunslinger Introduction China’s economic power has surpassed market expectations in the past decades. The World...
January 2019
In recognition and appreciation of those members under the Law Society’s Recreation and Sports Programme who have actively taken part in activities organised by the Recreation and Sports Committee (“...
December 2018
The name given to any dispute resolution process is important—for marketing by providers, clarity for users, and more effective referrals of clients to such processes. However worldwide, the same...
December 2018
While Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance (“CO”) regulates bid-rigging and joint tendering, the definition and distinction between the two can at time appear muddied. This article explains these...
December 2018
In Z v Y [2018] HKCFI 2342 the Court of First Instance refused to enforce an award on public policy grounds since there was evidence to show that the underlying agreement had been “tainted...
December 2018
The introduction of Preliminary Issues assists the court in identifying the size of the family pot for division of assets on divorce, but, this procedure should not become a mandatory process. Case...
November 2018
There is a commonly held perception that if a company fails in litigation, only the company itself will have to bear the costs of the successful party and the directors of the company will be...
November 2018
Some participants in the crypto/blockchain/DLT industry actively invite regulatory oversight but policy considerations and the usual patterns of legal and regulatory development can mean that wanting...
November 2018
After years of discussions, a new listing regime for companies from emerging and innovative sectors has been launched in Hong Kong in April this year. The dual-class shareholding structure is...
October 2018
On 17th May 2018, the Court of the First Instance (CFI), handed down its ruling on an application for summary judgment in Taching Petroleum Company, Limited v Meyer Aluminium Limited [2018] HKCFI...
October 2018
Although the orthodox view of no general doctrine of good faith in commercial dealings remains the common perception of most common lawyers, a gradual turn in the judicial prism is slowly shifting...
October 2018
When promoting Hong Kong’s dispute resolution services over the past three years, the HKSAR government and the legal profession have relied on the survey published by the Queen Mary University in...
September 2018