Letters to Hong Kong Lawyer

In April 2013, we wrote a letter to Hong Kong Lawyer in reference to the joint consultation conclusions published by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong...
November 2018
“Future world leaders will view each other differently, for they will have met here first as friends.” This is the motto of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world...
June 2018
Melamine in the infant formula, Fipronil Dutch eggs, and mad cow disease: Hong Kong’s and China’s counterattack in food safety crises Food scandals, involving Hong Kong, China, and their trade...
May 2018
At its Annual General Meeting on 11th October 2017, the Hong Kong Society of Notaries appointed 13 Councilors for the coming term. In February 2018, Mr. Chu Kuo Fai and Ms. Lam Yuet Ming Emily...
May 2018
The catch cry ‘pro bono’ is increasingly used in the wider community as a synonym for free, but this is not actually what it is. Short for ‘pro bono publico’, or ‘for the public good’, pro bono...
April 2018
The business concept of disruptive innovation becomes noteworthy in the legal practice. It refers to a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom...
March 2018
In the August issue of Hong Kong Lawyer, Damien Laracy and Fontaine Lai explored the effect and scope of the recently enacted Apology Bill in an interesting insight. The Bill’s scheme and intent...
October 2017
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 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
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