Features

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published the Consultation Conclusions regarding the Consultation Paper on a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors...
September 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
A new generation of stringent data protection regulations being implemented around the world, spearheaded by GDPR, aims to tackle the privacy and security concerns posed by the proliferation of...
September 2018
The Recreation and Sports Programme (the “Programme”) is an annual programme under the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”). It aims at encouraging members to lead a balanced life within demanding...
August 2018
The landmark decision by the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in QT v Director of Immigration [2018] HKCFA 28 is being celebrated as a major victory by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
August 2018
Proceedings currently before Hong Kong courts will determine whether and how regulators can use anti-fraud provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance to sidestep the limitations of specific...
August 2018
“We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.” – Donald J. Trump The Trump administration has...
August 2018
Introduction In Hong Kong, the court awards pecuniary damages in personal injury cases in a lump sum. Damages for future pecuniary losses are awarded on the same basis as damages for past...
July 2018
In our increasingly connected digital society, the services of many organisations are global in nature. But the online world does not respect physical or geographical boundaries and this gives rise...
July 2018
In its 2018-2019 budget, the Hong Kong SAR Government has pledged HK$100 million to develop the e-sports industry. What is all the hype about e-sports? The e-sports industry has blossomed in...
July 2018
In May 2018, the Law Reform Commission’s Sexual Offences Sub-committee published a consultation paper on miscellaneous sexual offences making preliminary proposals for the reform of sexual offences...
July 2018
Change is inevitable. Businesses are constantly racing to find solutions that make transactions more efficient, more cost-effective, and more secure. To move ahead, many companies are now jumping...
June 2018
In the ten or so years remaining before all dispute resolution is carried out by artificial intelligence, it is worthwhile to look at ways in which Hong Kong maritime arbitration can be enhanced....
June 2018
I. Introduction: Criticisms Since the commencement of the Trump administration, the world has witnessed a surge in criticism of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. Critics describe the...
June 2018
Why have the Hong Kong family courts effectively been cut out from the regulation of surrogacy cases – particularly in connection with the making of parental orders? Are Hong Kong surrogacy lawyers...
May 2018
“Do we really need detailed deadlock mechanisms? It’s very difficult to anticipate what will happen in ten or twenty years’ time, can’t we sort it out then?” This is not an uncommon question from...
May 2018
A. Introduction Unauthorised building works and building orders have long been the subject of conveyancing litigation. Building orders are not, however, the only form of government notices that...
May 2018
In 1999 Lord Woolf in effect tore up the then rules of civil procedure in England and Wales, as recorded in the White Book, and substituted new ones. His objectives included “simplicity and clarity...
April 2018
'International Law as a Tool of Power Politics’ (the title of a book review by Meghana V. Nayak) This article recounts two famous and important court cases involving international power...
April 2018
A.I. These 2 simple letters may conjure up images of robots dominating the world, but really—what is it? A.I. (artificial intelligence) is exactly what its name indicates. Intelligence that...
April 2018