Hong Kong

In March and May 2019 the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) took disciplinary action against five investment banks in relation to shortcomings in the standards of sponsor work on three...
July 2019
At the time of writing, the Financial Action Task Force’s mutual evaluation report for Hong Kong is due to be discussed at a plenary session (for publication later this summer), following its onsite...
July 2019
Hong Kong’s lack of a statutory regime for cross-border insolvency is in stark contrast with Singapore, which adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in 2017. It is worth...
July 2019
Introduction The Court of First Instance decision in Company A and Others v Company D and Others [2018] HKCFI 2240 confirmed the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Court to grant interim...
July 2019
In recent years, the courts have sought to strike a balance between upholding contractual agreements to refer disputes to arbitration and protecting a party’s statutory rights to wind up a company in...
July 2019
In September 2019 the Insurance Authority is due to take over responsibility for the supervision and regulation of licensed insurance intermediaries. Insurance intermediaries fall into two broad...
July 2019
Introduction Victims without a voice: the problem of “which of you did it?” cases In family violence and other cases where the victims are children or vulnerable adults who cannot speak up for...
July 2019
Blockchain is a technology platform that seeks to facilitate trusted transactions securely. Blockchain is rapidly gaining momentum in its development and acceptance. This article approaches the...
July 2019
What is the Background to the Economic Substance Legislation? New economic substance legislation (“ES Legislation”) in each of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands...
July 2019
On 6 May 2019, new Practice Direction 22.1 took effect creating an Intellectual Property (“IP”) Specialist List. The key feature of the new list is that all interlocutory applications and trials in...
July 2019
Data privacy breaches, the most sensational of cyberattacks and the most covered of data ethics issues in the media, amount a tripartite concern that traverses the domains of ethics, information...
July 2019
To tell you the truth, there are no magic ingredients for drafting an effective commercial agreement. Lawyers cannot just simply add certain ingredients or follow certain steps to come up with a...
July 2019
In order to strengthen the cooperation within the legal services industry in the Greater Bay Area, the Law Society and the lawyers associations in the Greater Bay Area established a joint-meeting...
July 2019
The Law Society launched our first study tour with the Mongolian Bar Association (“MBA”) this year to foster collaboration and strengthen exchange between our respective members in the two...
July 2019
Since March this year, the Law Society has organised a series of lectures entitled “An Introduction to Legal Services and Risk Management for Cross-border Transactions” for students of the Peking...
July 2019
The Law Society received six delegations from the Mainland in May, including Wenzhou Bankruptcy Administrators Association, Fujian National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Hainan Department of...
July 2019
Recently, quite a number of enquiries on the regulation of the offer of pro bono legal services to the public have been raised. Let us start with the basic requirement. Where a person is held out...
July 2019
IAPH World Ports Conference 2019 was held in Guangzhou in May. More than 1,000 government officials, port and shipping company representatives and academics from over 50 countries attended the...
July 2019
“Criminal Law Conference 2019” was held on 25 May at the CGO Conference Hall of the Central Government Office. It was co-organised by the Law Society, the Department of Justice and the Hong Kong Bar...
July 2019
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 35 courses in May with a total of 2,066 participants. One of the 35 courses was “Risks and Common Mistakes in Will Drafting and Probate Practice” delivered...
July 2019