Features

The Digital Age and the Rise of Upskirting In 1999, when Kyocera marketing executive, Hajimi Kimura introduced the world’s first mobile videophone – The VisualPhone VP-210, he said: “Users can...
May 2019
“Very, very few solicitors show competence in pleading cases - either as Statements of Claim or as Defences. They seem to direct themselves to complicating the events and the issues in as prolix and...
May 2019
As a programmatic guide to the current and future cooperation and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the “Greater Bay Area”) to 2035, the Outline Development Plan for the...
May 2019
The Government introduced various new offences relating to unfair trade practices into the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (“TDO”) in 2012 with a view of enhancing the protection of the rights and...
April 2019
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (UNCITRAL) Convention on the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements was adopted by the UN General Assembly on the 20th December...
April 2019
“90 percent of judgments in civil and commercial matters will be mutually recognised and enforced between the Mainland and HKSAR” On January 18, 2019, the Supreme People’s Court and the Department...
April 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
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 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
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
“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
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
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
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 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
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