Hong Kong

The Digital Age and the Rise of Upskirting In 1999, when Kyocera marketing executive, Hajimi Kimura introduced the world’s first mobile videophone – The VisualPhone VP-210, he said: “Users can...
May 2019
The “Legal Pioneer” Mentorship Programme has reached its 10th anniversary this year. Organised by the Law Society’s Community Relations Committee, the Phase 9 Closing and Phase 10 Opening Ceremony of...
May 2019
The Law Society is organising a series of lectures under the theme “An Introduction to Legal Services and Risk Management for Cross-border Transactions” for Peking University Law School from March to...
May 2019
The Hong Kong Competition Commission appears to have been one of the major beneficiaries of the government’s budget for the fiscal year 2019-20. Reports suggest that for the current fiscal year the...
May 2019
The Government consulted the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) Panel on Security in July 2018 on some proposals to amend the Immigration Ordinance Cap 115 (the “Ordinance”) on procedures of screening non...
May 2019
On 27 March, the In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised its first seminar under the In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series in 2019 with the topic “It isn’t all Glitz & Glamour: An...
May 2019
By setting a clear regional development strategy, the State Council’s Outline Development Plan (“Plan”) for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) aims at coordinating...
May 2019
“Very, very few solicitors show competence in pleading cases - either as Statements of Claim or as Defences. They seem to direct themselves to complicating the events and the issues in as prolix and...
May 2019
“Location, Location, Location” goes the classic advice, stressing the importance of the location of a business to its success. In deciding the location, consideration is normally given to factors...
May 2019
Under the arrangement of the Public Policy Committee, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative...
May 2019
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Eastweek Publisher Ltd & Anor v Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data [2000] 1 HKC 692 is always known to be one of the landmark decisions on the interpretation...
May 2019
Rule 2(a), (c) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (Cap. 159H)(“SPR”) Hearing date: 23 January 2019 Statement of Findings and Order: 21 February 2019 On 23 January 2019, the Solicitors...
May 2019
With the support of Hong Kong Society of the Aged (“SAGE”), the Community Talks and Service Working Group (“WG”) under the Community Relations Committee organised a home visit to the elderly in North...
May 2019
At the invitation of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, President Melissa Pang joined the Hong Kong Business and Professional Delegation to Georgia and Hungary...
May 2019
As a programmatic guide to the current and future cooperation and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the “Greater Bay Area”) to 2035, the Outline Development Plan for the...
May 2019
In 2005, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (“LRC”) published a consultation paper on Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings examining the current law in Hong Kong on hearsay evidence in criminal...
May 2019
The Law Society (“Society”) and Hong Kong Academy of Law (“Academy”) organised a total of 25 seminars in March with a total of 1,251 participants. One of the 25 seminars was “From Internet...
May 2019
Generally, the importance of personal branding is knowing who you are, what you stand for, your professional strengths and what clients can expect when they hire you. What is often overlooked,...
May 2019
Lutz-Christian Wolff is no stranger to Hong Kong’s legal landscape, as he has lived and worked in the city since 1999. Having been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law since its...
May 2019
More than 110 incidents of mobile phone users attempting to upskirt were reported in 2013. Upskirting refers to the taking of sexually intrusive photos or videos beneath a person’s clothing without...
May 2019