Hong Kong

What would you want the most if you were a child? Marking its 8th anniversary, around 700 attendees participated in the 8th annual Members and Family Fun Day at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 6...
July 2018
The Law Society of Hong Kong participated in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s SmartHK event as a supporting organisation in Hangzhou on 16 May. Mr. Lawrence Yeung, member of the Greater...
July 2018
The legal profession has no shortage of stellar lawyers, luminaries who excel in their chosen field in terms of both the quality and the profile of their work. However, the number of those who go...
July 2018
Criminal law and procedure - sexual offences - indecent assault, contrary to s.122 - indecent acts with girl aged 13 but whom defendant believed was aged 17 - defence of honest and reasonable belief...
July 2018
One only has to take a cursory perusal of the Competition Commission's resplendent website to see that it is one of the most socially active regulators in the village of Hong Kong, with frequent...
July 2018
In May 2018, the Law Reform Commission’s Sexual Offences Sub-committee published a consultation paper on miscellaneous sexual offences making preliminary proposals for the reform of sexual offences...
July 2018
The Law & New Generation and School Talks Working Group (“Working Group”) of the Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) organised a talk for Po Leung Kuk school heads and management executives on...
July 2018
I wish to acknowledge the immense contribution of those who have previously served in this office of President of the Law Society, particularly Mr Thomas So who has immediately preceded me. They...
July 2018
Company law — statutory derivative action — application for leave to commence statutory derivative action on behalf of charitable company limited by guarantee — whether in best interests of company...
July 2018
It is commonly said that joint plaintiffs must be represented by the same solicitors. That is true to a point. However, the courts in Hong Kong have an inherent power to grant permission for separate...
July 2018
The Hong Kong Society of Notaries hosted its Annual Cocktail on 20 April 2018 for all notaries public and friends of the profession. The next notaries public examination will be held on 23rd March...
July 2018
In April and May, the Law Society received four delegations from the Greater China region, including officials from Tianhe District of Guangzhou City, Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Lawyers Association,...
July 2018
260 members attended the Law Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 31 May. The Law Society Function Room was fully packed that evening. As in past years, apart from the formal business,...
July 2018
Intellectual property — trade marks — passing off — goodwill generated by branch office in Hong Kong of foreign law firm — ownership of goodwill — approach — unlawful transfer of trade marks —...
July 2018
On 17th October 2017, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (‘UNCITRAL’) Secretariat acknowledged at the 2nd UNITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit that the Convention on Contracts...
July 2018
Introduction In Hong Kong, the court awards pecuniary damages in personal injury cases in a lump sum. Damages for future pecuniary losses are awarded on the same basis as damages for past...
July 2018
The Law Society was one of the supporting organisations of the Mediation Week 2018 organised by the Department of Justice from 11 to 19 May. The Mediation Week consisted of a series of events...
July 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in May 2017 carried out a consultation on the proposed guidelines on online distribution and advisory platforms. In March 2018, SFC issued a consultation...
July 2018
Criminal evidence - expert evidence - admissibility - testimony of specialist psychiatrist on consumption rates of certain drugs in Hong Kong - whether testimony relevant and reliable - whether...
July 2018
After 10 years of protracted court battles, the Plaintiff in Chun Sang Plastics Company Limited v Commissioner of Police & Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCFI 661 was finally awarded...
July 2018