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In the Financial Secretary's 2020 – 2021 budget speech, the Hong Kong government announced that it will consider extending the anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing requirements to cover...
July 2020
Introduction Tree preservation is widely discussed in Hong Kong these days. Interestingly, it is not a new issue at the turn of this century. In fact, it has been a concern of our government since...
July 2020
Introduction The current litigation trend exhibited a rise in cases where shareholders sought to recover the reduction of their shares’ value which was reflective of the company’s loss. Various...
July 2020
Since 2013, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) has been publishing decisions on reasons for rejection of listing applications to provide greater transparency to the market....
June 2020
On 23 December 2019, the Copyright Tribunal (“Tribunal”) handed down its decision on a reference brought by Neway Music Limited (“Neway”) concerning the reasonableness of the licence fees charged...
June 2020
“There is, if I may say so, no obligation on a shareholder of a company to give his vote merely with a view to what other persons may consider the interests of the company at large. He has a right,...
June 2020
Just like SARS, a viral respiratory disease which claimed hundreds of lives back in 2003, recent investigation reveals that the primary source of the new virus behind COVID-19 is likely to be bats...
May 2020
  How should the court deal with an insolvency petition founded solely on an alleged debt that is the subject of an arbitration clause? The dynamics between arbitration clauses and insolvency...
May 2020
  When a Mainland Chinese business fails, what happens to its assets outside of Mainland China? Are they dealt with piecemeal in satellite insolvency proceedings or can they be brought under...
May 2020
Currently, listed issuers in Hong Kong are required to appoint a company secretary to discharge compliance and reporting obligations owed to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“the Exchange”). Listing...
April 2020
In the February 2020 issue, we discussed how one might go about managing the property and affairs of persons with mental incapacity, in particular under Parts II and IV of the Mental Health Ordinance...
April 2020
Two recent HK High Court cases may have opened the door to relaxing HK’s legislative restrictions on surrogacy and possibly formal law review and reform. The issue of criminal liability under s. 17...
April 2020
On 18th October 2019, the High Court of Hong Kong handed down judgment on a judicial review challenging the definition of marriage, namely MK v the Government of HKSAR (HCAL 1077/2018)....
March 2020
I have appeared in a complicated Order 14 with a number of points of law in the case, and An Interim Payment Case of modest complexity. In each case the Master has refused effectively to give written...
March 2020
In October 2019 I had the great pleasure and privilege of appearing2 in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on behalf of the successful Appellants in the anxiously-awaited appeal in Zhang...
March 2020
This article examines the Court’s view on the use of confidential documents and information obtained by ‘self-help’ means. During a relationship, it is common for couples to allow each other to...
February 2020
In light of the ageing population and increased life expectancy for both males and females in Hong Kong, there is a growing need for lawyers practising in the area of mental health, elderly and...
February 2020
Given the limitations of legal aid, it is not uncommon for claimants to give up the claim due to a lack of financial support even though there are sufficient grounds. Regrettably, litigation funding...
February 2020
The History of Cap. 481 In 1971, a wave of reforming legislation was introduced to regulate family and inheritance laws in Hong Kong in a bid to diminish the application of customary Chinese law...
January 2020
With limited exceptions, companies seeking a listing for their equity shares in Hong Kong will normally also engage in a public offering that invokes the prospectus provisions of the Companies (...
January 2020