Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers have a powerful tool they may not be aware of: the (in)famous US discovery system. Under a little-known US law, parties to proceedings in Hong Kong can take discovery in the US for...
May 2017
The Market Misconduct Tribunal (“MMT”) recently disagreed with the Securities and Futures Commission, holding that an executive director and a number of non-executive directors did not commit the...
May 2017
The Hon. Mr. Justice Jonathan Harris, who sits as a judge in the Court of First Instance, Companies Court of Hong Kong, describes his career progression and speaks frankly about a variety of...
May 2017
At the time of writing, the Irish Supreme Court judgment in Persona Digital Telephony & Anor v The Minister for Public Enterprise & Ors is awaited, the final appeal hearing having...
May 2017
The Hong Kong market is presently faced with an increase in mainland private enterprises listing on the local exchange, resulting in shell planting and volatility in stock prices in the Growth...
May 2017
Business folk about to travel the “Belt and Road“ might do well to compare certain privileges and immunities available in civil proceedings in Hong Kong with those available in a variety of other...
May 2017
This is a report on the decision in BPE Solicitors and another v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21. In a decision sure to be welcome amongst legal professionals, the Supreme Court of the...
May 2017
The Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”) has introduced a live-client Clinical Legal Education (“CLE Programme”), which is the first in the history of Hong Kong, since January 2010....
May 2017
As a nation of immigrants, US immigration policy attracts considerable public attention. Since Trump’s administration took office, he has made a series of sweeping changes on immigration and his new...
May 2017
In our aging society in Hong Kong, there has been growing public attention on the range of laws and policies that affect older persons’ needs and aspirations. Professor Mimi Zou and Ms. Jennifer Lee-...
May 2017
Lai Chi Wo, a village of nearly 400 years old whose name literally means “Lychee Nest”, rests deep in Plover Cove Country Park near the border of Sha Tau Kok, within sight of Mainland, China. While...
May 2017
This month’s questions focus on legal vacations and holidays. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most...
May 2017
BURGE TANI SYDEL LINKLATERS CHANG XIAOXIAO LINKLATERS CHENG YUN MEI HAMPTON,...
May 2017
Judicial review – costs – successful application for judicial review against President of Legislative Council by Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice – whether President not to bear costs on...
May 2017
Tenancy agreement – parties signed agreement and then another agreement at higher rent – whether first or second agreement prevailed – effect of non-stamping of first agreement – both agreements...
May 2017
As previously noted (Industry Insights, December 2016), overall 2016 was a tougher year for overseas applicants (English QCs) looking to obtain ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar,...
May 2017
AU YEUNG KIN LEUNG became a partner of Angela Wang & Co. as from 01/04/2017. CHAN BOW YE BONITA joined Miao & Co. as a partner as from 15/03/2017. CHANG CHUN PONG ceased to be a...
May 2017
De facto director – breach of fiduciary duty – defendant involved in plaintiff-company’s affairs and had control over its bank account – unauthorised incorporation of company in Hong Kong using...
May 2017
In a recent speech, Ashley Alder, chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), discussed how the regulator tackles market risks across its operations. He also described a...
May 2017
Will – validity – whether will to take effect on satisfaction of condition – no express condition in will – whether valid as conditional will – whether requisite testamentary intent for will to have...
May 2017