Letters to Hong Kong Lawyer

I recently read Michael Jackson’s article “HKSAR v Chan Kam Shing: CFA Finds ‘No Wrong Turning’” in the March edition of Hong Kong Lawyer. While the feature provides a good summary of HKSAR...
April 2017
As a leading global finance firm focused on law and the world’s largest publicly traded provider of litigation finance, it will come as no surprise that Burford Capital welcomes the Law Reform...
December 2016
This letter is written in response to Davyd Wong’s article, While We Wait: Using Consumer Protection Provisions in Insolvency, published in the Hong Kong Lawyer’s August 2016 issue (the “Article”),...
September 2016
Dear Editor, The ruling of no jurisdiction of the paternal grandmother’s application of minor’s custody in CLP v CSN [2015] HKEC 2503 may raise the eyebrows of the family practitioners (...
May 2016
Dear Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer, As one of the world’s leading litigation finance companies, we write further to Kim Rooney’s article as Chair of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission’s Sub-...
March 2016
Dr. Rajesh Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong This is a review of John Shijian Mo, “Transfer of Sovereignty and Application of an International Convention:...
July 2015
Ashley Bell, Of Counsel, DLA Piper Hong Kong Calls for the introduction of a statutory mechanism for the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Hong Kong are not new, yet to date there has...
December 2014
Ing-loong Yang, Partner, and Tina Wang, Associate, Latham...
November 2014
Dr. Jing Wen Zhu, Registered Foreign Lawyer, DLA Piper The Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) published a set of draft guidelines (the “Guidelines”) on 9...
November 2014
Timothy Hill, Damon So, and Mark Lin, Partners, Hogan Lovells On 25 July 2014, the LCIA published the final version of its rules of arbitration (the “Rules”). The new Rules will come...
October 2014
Written by Emily Lee, Assistant Professor Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong The signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on 19 December 1984 declared that Hong Kong would be...
September 2014
Written By Patrick Sherrington, Allan Leung, Mark Lin and Chris Dobby, Partners, Hogan Lovells The English Court of Appeal has given useful guidance on how to determine whether a person is a de...
September 2014
Letter by Dr. Mihály Ficsor, Former Assistant Director General of WIPO, Chairman of Central and Eastern European Copyright Alliance The issue of user generated content (“UGC”) concerns...
August 2014
On 9 June, the Court of Final Appeal unanimously decided to uphold the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of SPH v SA. The case was primarily concerned with forum but also looked specifically at...
July 2014
The local current White Book (para 50/9A/15) concerns the recovery of interest on judgment debt over a period of more than six years under a charging order. In Ezekiel v Orakpo [1997] 1 WLR 340, the...
July 2014
Patricia E. Alva, Barrister-at-Law A binary division of sex may not apply to everybody. It did not apply to a person who underwent sex-reassignment surgery. Norrie was born with male reproductive...
June 2014
The court in Dianoor International Ltd v Aiyer Vembu Subramaniam (HCA 806/2008, unreported, 19 November 2010) set aside the Notice to Act in Person (the “Notice”) filed by the defendant himself on...
May 2014
There are many comments about domestic helpers and the problems they face in Hong Kong when they are alive. However that is not all their difficulties. As a case that has recently come to my...
March 2014
I am writing in my personal capacity in relation to the Forum on Population Policy Consultation (the “Forum”), which was held on 6 January 2014 (for details, please refer to http://www.hkpopulation....
February 2014