Hong Kong

Cornerstone investors have been playing an increasingly dominant role in Hong Kong IPOs. In fact, PRC institutional investors in particular have demonstrated their strong appetite for cornerstone...
April 2017
Judicial review proceedings against the approval of the Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (“AAHK”) Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) Report and the grant of an environmental permit (“Permit”) for...
April 2017
This month, our questions focus on some famous criminal cases in Hong Kong and other British courts in Asia. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions...
April 2017
More women than ever are choosing a career in law – over the past 15 years Hong Kong’s legal profession has seen an increase in female lawyers entering the profession and they now constitute around...
April 2017
There is a line in the famous song of the same title that goes something like: “The love we share, seems to go nowhere”. Not only is there an industry out there of such things as “Telephone Scams...
April 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) in late November 2016 issued a consultation paper on its Proposals to Enhance Asset Management Regulation and Point-of-Sale Transparency. Under...
April 2017
Exploring the issues associated with energy and the law, and alongside The Chinese University of Hong Kong ("CUHK") Strategic Plan 2016–2020 which identifies “Environment and Sustainability” as one...
April 2017
In an acquisition or a joint venture transaction, the first substantive document on which the parties sign their name is the memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”). To a large extent, the MOU...
April 2017
The Law Society in January received from the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) a consultation paper on Enhancing Transparency of Beneficial Ownership of Hong Kong Companies...
April 2017
On 9 March 2017, the Hong Kong Law Society’s Academy of Law launched its inaugural Annual Insolvency Law and Practice Conference. The hugely popular event took place in a packed auditorium of the...
April 2017
The Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (the “Amendment Ordinance”) recently came into operation on 13 February 2017. The Amendment Ordinance brings...
April 2017
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) and the implementation of One Country, Two Systems. The principles of this...
April 2017
CHAN LUNG JUNE commenced practice as a partner of Luk & Partners as from 13/02/2017. CHAN WING LEUNG ceased to be a partner of Partick Chan & Co. as from 01/03/2017 and the firm closed...
April 2017
With the surge in coffee production and consumption in Asia in recent years, the coffee bean seems primed to stage a coup in Eastern markets that have for centuries kowtowed to the tea leaf....
April 2017
Professor Captain Kim In Hyeon, Professor of School of Law and Director of Maritime Law Centre of Korea University, and his six students visited the Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation...
April 2017
The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”) introduced the Knowledge Exchange (“KE”) Excellence Award in 2015/16. This University-level award has been introduced to recognise outstanding KE accomplishments...
April 2017
Manslaughter – aggravating factors – use of stupefying substance – planning and premeditation – sustained and violent manner of overcoming victim’s resistance – care to be taken not to give duress...
April 2017
Parties – joinder – judicial review of decision of Securities and Futures Commission to transmit compelled answers, testimony and documents to foreign regulators – whether leave to be granted for...
April 2017
On 20 January 2017, the SFC and the HKEX issued a joint statement regarding the price volatility of GEM stocks and a guideline to sponsors, underwriters and placing agents...
April 2017
As reported in the February 2017 edition of the Hong Kong Lawyer (“DNFPBs”), the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) has recently undertaken a consultation, proposing to extend client...
April 2017