Industry Insights

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted in 2016, came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR involves new provisions and enhanced rights. In the wake of technological developments and...
June 2018
On 10 April 2018, President Xi Jinping announced a series of economic measures during his keynote speech at the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). The measures are designed to...
June 2018
Earlier this year, Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK) and Thomson Reuters co-hosted an event called "Let's Talk About: Harassment" where around 70 men and women attended a discussion on harassment with a...
June 2018
Sections 221(1) to (3) of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) were repealed and (in effect) replaced with sections 286B and 286C, pursuant...
June 2018
As the third largest economy in ASEAN in terms of GDP per capita in 2017, Malaysia has enjoyed close trade ties with Hong Kong over the years. Bilateral economic cooperation is set to strengthen with...
June 2018
On 19 March 2018, the PBOC issued Announcement No. 7 (2018), with immediate effect. The announcement extends national treatment to foreign-invested third-party electronic payment institutions,...
June 2018
If it is true that lawyers and judges (at the end of their careers) are judged by their contribution to the law then the state of legal professional privilege in England might suggest that a few have...
June 2018
In Re A [2018] HKCA 272, the Court of Appeal has handed down a commendably fair judgment and, in doing so, has allowed an applicant's appeal against a first instance decision refusing his...
June 2018
On 28 March 2018, the Leading Group on Internet Finance Risk Remediation issued the Notice on Expanding the Rectification of Asset Management Business Carried out through the Internet and Launching...
June 2018
In 2017 we reported that contested applications by overseas counsel for ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar, pursuant to s. 27(4) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159), appeared...
May 2018
Section 300(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) “A person shall not, directly or indirectly, in a transaction involving securities, futures contracts or leveraged...
May 2018
In the late 1970s and up to 1981 a series of particularly unpleasant sex attacks and murders took place in Yorkshire England. A total of 13 women were killed and seven others survived attack. Due...
May 2018
It pays to read the Law Society of Hong Kong circulars circulated to members each week. They contain important information that affect a lawyer’s practice. The headings of some circulars may sound a...
May 2018
The Development Bureau of the HKSAR released the public consultation report in April 2016 in regard to the proposed Security of Payment Legislation in Hong Kong. For this consultation, the Bureau...
May 2018
Solicitors should not expect an automatic referral to arbitration because they had signed an arbitration agreement with their clients. In Fung Hing Chiu Cyril v. Henry Wai & Co (a firm)...
May 2018
To many, the success of a company is determined by how fast the company can be listed on a major securities exchange. However, stakeholders should not push a company to seek a public listing at all...
May 2018
In a recent judgment (Wang Ho Yin Patrick v Fu Chun Lung & Ors. [2018] HKDC 301) handed down by H.H. Judge Andrew Li, the Court highlighted the importance of good litigation conduct once...
May 2018
Employee misconduct and fraud can encompass a wide range of activities, from absenteeism at one end of the scale, to the other end of the scale, insider dealing, theft and financial statement fraud....
May 2018
Both the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 and the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 were passed by the Legislative Council...
April 2018
Lasmos Ltd v Southwest Pacific Bauxite (HK) Ltd [2018] HKCFI 426, 2 March 2018, is another in a line of cases that demonstrate the pro-arbitration stance of the courts in Hong Kong. The case...
April 2018