Hong Kong

On 7 August 2019, the Singapore Convention on Mediation (“Singapore Convention”), was signed by 46 countries, including China, the United States, Singapore, India and South Korea, a...
November 2019
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX") received comments from market practitioners that certain requirements currently set out in its guidance materials should be codified in the Main Board...
November 2019
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 53 courses in September with more than 3,000 participants. One of the 53 courses was “Training Programme on the Unified Screening...
November 2019
Rule 2(a), (c) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (“SPR”) Date of the Findings and Order: 20 September 2019 On 16 July 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found...
November 2019
The acronym “PSD” appears to have several different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. For example, Patient Specific Direction (medicine/nursing), Post-Stress Disorder (health...
November 2019
Effective writing powers society. It provides guidance and instructions, memorialises history, and voices our most personal opinions and feelings. Within the legal community, lawyers obsess over...
November 2019
On 21 September, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) hosted a Joint Professional Networking Event titled “Exploring the World of Wines” which was well attended by members of the young groups, and...
November 2019
Rules 2(a),(d), (e) and (f), 5(2) and 5(3) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (“SPR”) Rule 8 of the Trainee Solicitors Rules (“TSR”) Principles 2.03 and 10.03 of the Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide...
November 2019
Swing is Dance Danced mainly to the swinging style of jazz music from the 1920s-40s, lindy hop is a free, improvised dance with an emphasis on music, rhythm and groove. Slow and sassy or fast and...
November 2019
For any organisation an orderly succession to the next generation of leaders is essential to ensure the continued success of the business. This is particularly so in the case of law firms where...
November 2019
The Law Society co-organised a breakfast session with the Hong Kong Bar Association on 26 September on the occasion of the IBA Annual Conference held in Seoul. The session was on “Hong Kong’s Unique...
November 2019
In a previous article titled “Intricacies of a Borderless World” (http://www.hk-lawyer.org/content/intricacies-“borderless”-world), I have given a brief overview of the evolution of business...
November 2019
The Faculty of Law organized a conference on Experiential Learning and Innovations in Legal Education on 18 and 19 October 2019 to draw on international and interdisciplinary expertise and experience...
November 2019
Legal consultancy is a career option that allows lawyers to experience the benefits of the gig economy. And with the right platform and support, enables lawyers to progress their careers while...
November 2019
Hong Kong has officially entered a recession while the protests continue despite the withdrawal of the extradition bill. Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah GBS SC JP, who was appointed as Hong Kong’s Secretary...
November 2019
In my speech at the Opening of the Legal Year in January this year, I quoted from an article in the Economist, “Do social media threaten democracy?” which stated: “... Everyone who has scrolled...
November 2019
On 1 October 2019, the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative...
November 2019
As in many current and former Commonwealth jurisdictions, Hong Kong’s insolvency legislation empowers the courts to wind up or bankrupt debtors on grounds of insolvency. Traditionally, the courts...
November 2019
Cookies are almost inevitable when you go online. While cookies have been around for many years, should we step up our regulation in Hong Kong? Are cookies personal data? A cookie is a small...
November 2019
Introduction Dispute resolution is big business. The leading financial centres of the world vie to attract both arbitration and litigation work. London has enjoyed a large volume of international...
November 2019