Hong Kong

This month, we focus on current and historical borders and other geographical oddities. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in...
November 2017
On 25 September 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in QT v Director of Immigration CACV 117/2016, in what has been lauded as a landmark decision for recognising the rights...
November 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) have published the consultation conclusions of their joint consultation on proposed enhancements to...
November 2017
For Hong Kong lawyers who counsel clients in the digital currency space, a pair of enforcement actions within the past month by two of the major US agencies – the Securities and Exchange Commission...
November 2017
The recent judgment in Competition Commission v Nutanix & Ors, CTEA 1/2017, 3 October 2017, refers to a legislative trend to replace the privilege against self-incrimination with a so-called...
November 2017
The Chief Executive's first Policy Address that was held on 11 October 2017 provided new information about two tax initiatives: (1) a two-tier profits tax system for enterprises, and (2) a super...
November 2017
In HKSAR v Tam Ho Nam, FACC 3/2017, it was not in dispute that the appellant (then aged 18) killed his girlfriend who was found to have sustained 64 wounds. The appellant claimed that at the time of...
November 2017
HKSAR v Choi Wai Lun, HCMA 620/2016 involved an under-aged girl ("PW1") offering sex services with a fee schedule through an adult website. PW1 falsely represented that she was aged 17. The...
November 2017
Government lease – conditions – grantee under obligation to take over maintenance and responsibility for road – whether, on proper construction of special condition, obligation extended to man-made...
November 2017
The background to the Government's rather clumsy proposals to extend the statutory customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist...
November 2017
From an early age, I have always had a fascination for the martial arts – its mystique, and the superhuman feats performed by its practitioners such as Bruce Lee and the Shaolin Temple monks. My...
November 2017
Company documents – inspection by director under s. 374 – whether applicant no longer director by time of application and hence lacked locus standi – inspection by shareholder under s. 740 – whether...
November 2017
BROWN JAIN RUSKIN ceased to be a partner of Hampton, Winter and Glynn as from 01/10/2017 and commenced practice as a partner of CRB on the same day. CHEUNG BO MAN became a partner of Cheung,...
November 2017
What Happened? In August 2017, the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre ("FDRC") published the Conclusions to its October 2016 Consultation on "Proposals to Enhance the Financial Dispute...
November 2017
Directors – listed company – disqualification – breaches of duty by chairman and non-executive directors – arising from contracts between listed company and holding company/affiliates also controlled...
November 2017
The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) is holding a monthly seminar series on “Greater China Legal History” from October 2017 to April 2018 at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre...
November 2017
Notice of appeal – extension of time for service after leave to appeal granted – delay due to oversight by solicitors acting for appellant – considerations relevant to exercise of court’s discretion...
November 2017
Recent complaint – question of whether recent complaint admissible where offence charged not sexual offence but act underlying it was – however, evidence in present case not of recent complaint as...
November 2017
CityU School of Law held a Kick-off Lecture on 21 September 2017. It was a special night, as it marked the debut of CityU’s 30th Anniversary Celebration series. Over 200 participants, comprising...
November 2017
Case management – appeal – lengthy delay – Master should set and enforce timetable for preparation, particularly if litigants unrepresented – where party uncooperative, Registrar of Civil Appeals...
November 2017