Hong Kong

Enough Is Enough Facts There was no dispute that the Appellant killed the deceased on 12th September 2009 in the flat where they cohabited by chopping her approximately 213 times. The Appellant…
September 2021
Facts X sought leave to apply for judicial review against two decisions by the Secretary for Justice (the SJ) to withdraw two private prosecutions taken out by X (the Decisions). The private summons…
September 2021
“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb INTRODUCTION – WHAT ARE “COOKIES” ON THE INTERNET? “Tracking my…
August 2021
UPDATE As readers may remember, all was not so quiet on “Christmas Eve” last year in some parts of Hong Kong. The Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong moved quickly to intervene in the practice…
August 2021
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” – Maya Angelou INTRODUCTION Anti-discrimination laws have often been hailed as the…
August 2021
“…it is fallacious and unrealistic for the Company to assume that the value of the Haitian Shares remained the same from February to August 2019. Between February and August 2019, Haitian Energy had…
August 2021
According to the Report on International Parental Child Abduction published by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in April 2002, international child abduction is the unauthorised removal or…
August 2021
In the first case of its kind, the Court of First Instance of the High Court in A & B v Commissioner of Police [2021] HKCFI 1801 has upheld a claim to legal advice privilege with respect to…
August 2021
In the recent case of FNG v BCJ ([2021] HKCA 160), the Court of Appeal clarified that an appeal should be regarded as a separate matter from the proceedings in the court below. Thus, solicitors on…
August 2021
Cryptoassets have received another wave of attention after a multitude of countries and private entities have begun demonstrating greater interest and even involvement in cryptoasset markets. As…
August 2021
On 11 June 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) enacted a significant new law extending and expanding China’s data security regime.  The new Data Security Law of the…
August 2021
The Supreme Court has made important decisions about the use of plain language in insurance policies and how they should be interpreted, particularly where there are concurrent, but proximate causes…
August 2021
A SUITABLE CHOICE Born and educated in Hong Kong, Chan knew from a young age what he wanted to pursue as a career. Well before he pursued his legal education, his quiet disposition and fondness for…
August 2021
Facts X was an asylum seeker, and as such, without the prior approval from the Director of Immigration, could not be lawfully employed in Hong Kong. X had not obtained such approval. X commenced…
August 2021
Facts L and C were the respective defendants in two cases concerning conspiracy to transfer forged identity cards. L originally faced three charges. In the original third charge, it was alleged that…
August 2021
Facts On a mid-morning in April 2017, the deceased, aged 46, was found in an unresponsive state in her room at the flat where she had been employed as a domestic helper since December 2016. She was…
August 2021
Law firms are almost perfect targets for Hackers. Lawyers gather, store, and handle, extremely confidential client information. Medical records, Tax returns, Bank statements. Such confidential data,…
July 2021
The recent case in Yip Lai Fong v HongKong Yika Technology Limited in DCMP 817/2021 highlighted the need for practitioners to exercise care in using prescribed Forms provided under the rules of Court…
July 2021
In the recent judgement in Leung Hong Wah Andy v Shum Wang Chiu also known as Louis Shum and Another [2021] HKCU 1599, the decision handed down by His Honour Deputy Judge MK Liu has made it clear…
July 2021
PROLOGUE Court-ordered apology is an unconventional remedy in Hong Kong, as its retributive nature is arguably a step beyond the mantra of restorative justice in tortious compensation.  In…
July 2021