Hong Kong

Company law — winding-up — petition — dispute by company of debt relied on by petitioner — dispute covered by arbitration clause — petition should generally be dismissed — winding-up order as...
June 2018
Giving back to the community has always been one of the guiding values of the Law Society. Many legal practitioners have been actively participating in pro bono and community work, quietly...
June 2018
Criminal law and procedure — jury — discharge of juror — juror sought out celebrity-public supporter of defendant who had expressed antipathy towards prosecution and views on merits of case on...
June 2018
Civil procedure — writ — amendment — writ mistakenly issued against company with same name as defendant but separate legal entity with different address — amendment of address on writ — was...
June 2018
Employment law — employees’ compensation — joinder of alleged principal contractor as co-respondent — application made outside s.14(1) limitation period — whether reasonable excuse for delay under s....
June 2018
Civil procedure — charging order — discharge — property jointly owned by plaintiff and defendant — order for sale of property — court had no power to order party to discharge charging order against...
June 2018
Land law — title/sale of land — receipt clause — whether conclusive evidence of payment —claim by vendor for unpaid purchase price — whether defeated by receipt clauses in agreement and assignment —...
June 2018
An increasing number of Law Society members work as in-house lawyers. This phenomenon seems to be a world trend. In Hong Kong, one in four practising solicitors now works in-house. With the...
June 2018
Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now chime with life at the Bar. These two numbers by the great Thomas “Fats” Waller exemplify what musicians call “stride piano” a style...
June 2018
The Law Society has, since 2015, partnered with Hong Kong Council of Social Service (“HKCSS”) on their “NGOs Governance Platform Project” to promote best practices and sharing of experiences on NGO...
June 2018
As the Acting Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer, it gives me great pleasure to present the June issue of the Hong Kong Lawyer, which features a number of useful articles for our readers. The issue, which...
June 2018
In the ten or so years remaining before all dispute resolution is carried out by artificial intelligence, it is worthwhile to look at ways in which Hong Kong maritime arbitration can be enhanced....
June 2018
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of 33 seminars in the month of April, five of which had an audience of more than 100. One of the five seminars was “Cybersecurity...
June 2018
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of conducting research and one-on-one interviews with at least 50 law firm leaders who provided their real-world perspectives and experience on all aspects of...
June 2018
I. Introduction: Criticisms Since the commencement of the Trump administration, the world has witnessed a surge in criticism of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. Critics describe the...
June 2018
Japan and Hong Kong are close trading partners. It is Hong Kong’s fourth-largest export market and fifth-largest source of imports. Many Japanese companies have also set up their regional...
June 2018
Which industry sectors and growth areas in Hong Kong are seeing the hottest demand for legal talent in 2018-2019? And what’s the best way to hire and retain top legal talent? Marta Verderosa, Manager...
June 2018
Change is inevitable. Businesses are constantly racing to find solutions that make transactions more efficient, more cost-effective, and more secure. To move ahead, many companies are now jumping...
June 2018
Matthew Gearing QC, Allen & Overy partner and Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (‘HKIAC’), recently led Hong Kong to victory in its bid to host the biennial...
June 2018
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its establishment, the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong (“CityU”) held its Gala Dinner at The Excelsior, Hong Kong on 3 March 2018. Legal...
May 2018