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In view of the increasing number of large-scale developments (such as Mei Foo Sun Chuen) in late 1960s, the Hong Kong Government promulgated the Multi-storey Buildings (Owners Incorporation)...
January 2018
Hong Kong continues to grow in strength as a trust hub attracting settlors who desire a modern trust law in a settled and mature legal system. Many settlors seek the assurance of a trust but at the...
January 2018
I suppose that the drafters of the Basic Law thought it uncontroversial to include a requirement that the Chief Executive, Senior Officials, Judges and Members of the Executive and Legislative...
January 2018
In the November issue of this journal last year, the decision of the Court of Appeal in Penny’s Bay Investment Co Ltd v Director of Lands (Unreported CACV 115/2015, 19 May 2016) was...
December 2017
“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal...
December 2017
The demise of Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. was the largest bankruptcy of a container line in history, and earlier this year it resulted in the biggest ever court sale of ships in Hong Kong, with...
December 2017
On 25 September 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in QT v Director of Immigration CACV 117/2016, in what has been lauded as a landmark decision for recognising the rights...
November 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) have published the consultation conclusions of their joint consultation on proposed enhancements to...
November 2017
In Hong Kong, privacy and confidentiality is often regarded as an important advantage in arbitration proceedings, and indeed is one of the first things that will come to mind when parties consider...
November 2017
The Recreation and Sports Programme (the “Programme”) is an annual programme under the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”). Its aim is to encourage members to lead a balanced life in spite of...
November 2017
This article examines the particular problems raised by the question of when and in what circumstances it is legitimate to withdraw treatment, by way of artificial nutrition and hydration, from a...
October 2017
INSOL International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals is a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in...
October 2017
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin * The article traces a public lecture held in Hong Kong on 12 July 2017,...
October 2017
A change has occurred in Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory regime. On 26 June 2017, the new Insurance Authority formally took over from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance as the industry’s...
September 2017
More than 60 percent of businesses operating in the so-called virtual currency space are reportedly based in Hong Kong and Mainland China. These businesses may be surprised to learn that they can be...
September 2017
According to the South China Morning Post, international fraudsters used Hong Kong bank accounts to steal almost HK$1.5 billion in commercial email scams in 2016. This included a single transaction...
September 2017
The Egg Drop Experiment Remember that experiment where students would build a container for eggs, then drop the container from a height, to see if it would protect the eggs from breaking?...
August 2017
The recent WannaCry cyber-attack has sent shockwaves through the global business community. Since its initial outbreak in May 2017, the largest ransomware attack in internet history has infected over...
August 2017
In Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited v Arjowiggins HKK 2 Limited (HCMP 3060/2016), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“CFI”) decided that an otherwise solvent mainland Chinese...
August 2017
In bridge, you either play a “trump” contract or a “no-trump” contract for each hand, and it’s up to the four players at the bridge table to make the choice. To start a bridge game, all you need is a...
August 2017