Industry Insights

In Jet2.com Ltd v Civil Aviation Authority [2020] EWCA Civ 35, the English Court of Appeal held that a "dominant purpose" test applies to the underlying rationale for legal advice privilege (as it...
May 2020
Privacy is a fundamental human right. However, the right to privacy is by no means absolute. It has to be balanced against other human rights and public interests. COVID-19 has spread over 200...
May 2020
Two recent Hong Kong High Court judgments provide a glimpse into how courts are applying long-standing legal concepts to the ever-evolving digital world. Given the interconnectivity of global markets...
May 2020
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails” - William Arthur Ward Introduction From a litigator’s perspective, in every...
May 2020
The price of Bitcoin bounced back above USD10,000 in the midst of fears over the economic uncertainties created by the new coronavirus, the COVID-19; undoubtedly, investors have taken Bitcoin and...
April 2020
Government law enforcement agencies have long seized mobile phones and computers (with and without warrants) where they could contain material relevant to their investigation. The seizure of such...
April 2020
Free public Wi-Fi will save mobile data usage for internet users; public USB charging station is undoubtedly a lifesaver for those whose mobile devices are out of battery. When you enjoy the...
April 2020
Civil Proceedings In Cyberworks Audio Video Techology Ltd (In Compulsory Liquidation) [2020] HKCFI 347, the High Court decided that it could determine a court application by way of a...
April 2020
The health risks caused by the coronavirus disease (“Covid-19”) have disrupted the way people interact and work, and have pushed many businesses to consider adaptations for business continuity. One...
April 2020
What are they? Multitiered dispute resolution clauses are contractual provisions which provide for the resolution of disputes by a series or waterfall of alternative dispute resolution...
March 2020
A milestone payment may be defined as the payment to a contractor in a number of lump sums, each stage of payment is made upon achievement of a milestone or a stage defined in the contract. The...
March 2020
2019 was a difficult year, particularly for people living and working in Hong Kong. The city faced many challenges with the political unrest culminating in great uncertainty economically, exacerbated...
March 2020
The Securities and Futures Commission's "Statement of Disciplinary Action", attached to its Press Release dated 14 February 2020 (in the matter of a locally licensed company "CGML"), is another...
March 2020
The tax treatment of payments made to employees by employers is dependent on the nature and character of the payments made. The primary legislation governing the taxation of employees’ income is...
March 2020
In July last year, I discussed in this column the privacy concerns arising from the use of block chain technology, such as the immutability of the data on blockchain. While regulators around the...
March 2020
The OpenAPI framework from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) has progressed to Phase II, with the recent release of the Common Baseline from the Hong Kong Association of Banks (“HKAB”)....
February 2020
AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd v McCullough & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1649 comes on the back of Re Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 482 – both cases acknowledge that the courts will...
February 2020
Oxford University Press (Reference – Online): “Without Prejudice” – “A phrase used to enable parties to negotiate settlement of a claim without implying any admission of liability. Letters and...
February 2020
On August 19, 2019, the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to...
February 2020
The Mainland of China has been stepping up its regulation on the protection of personal information in the last few years. Although there is yet a comprehensive piece of legislation specifically...
February 2020