Hong Kong

In Opium and Empire the author Richard J. Grace wrote about the careers of William Jardine and James Matheson. Both Jardine and Matheson were of Scottish descents were engage in opium trade with the…
January 2022
Much ink has been spilled on the two-year-old mechanism enabling parties to Hong Kong arbitration to obtain interim relief in Mainland China. This “Arrangement”[1] has been widely used by parties to…
January 2022
“You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or a whole Ether… you can invest into a crypto even with a few cents” - one of the most common misconception about cryotos Introduction Over the past few…
January 2022
Practicing law anywhere in the world is stressful, but practicing law in Hong Kong is uniquely stressful. The working culture in Hong Kong is hard-driving, and the sums of money at stake, for clients…
January 2022
Changes received as from 1 November 2021 BUT MAN TAI ceased to be a partner of Fongs as a partner as from 04/12/2021 and joined Li & Partners as a consultant as from 06/12/2021.…
January 2022
  BECKETT NICHOLAS JAMES ELLIOT LEUNG HO YAN JOYCE梁可欣 HOGAN LOVELLS霍金路偉律師行 TSAI LOK YIN蔡樂賢 HALDANES何敦律師行 CHAN PUI YIN陳佩然 CHOW…
January 2022
If 2020 was a year of adapting and 2021 was a year of creating “new normals” to live with the changes, 2022 is hopefully a year of leveraging on these “new normals” and using them to our advantage.…
January 2022
Sections 8(1) and 8(2) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap 159) (“LPO”) Rules 8(2) and 8(7) of the Accountant’s Report Rules (“ARR”) Rules 2(a), (d) and (e) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules…
January 2022
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Exchange”) issued a consultation paper on 17 September on its proposals to create a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in…
January 2022
The Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong offers a variety of taught master programmes focusing on arbitration and dispute resolution, corporate and financial law, Chinese law, compliance and…
January 2022
Facts M, a minor born in 2005 and now 16 years old, had been placed under the care of L (the elder brother of M’s biological mother) and D1, a same-sex couple, since M was about three months old.…
January 2022
Central Park, New York, USA For Deputy Law Draftsman Gilbert Mo, a hobby that emerged after getting inspired by a movie has now become a way of life. Running, specifically marathon running, has led…
January 2022
“Bitcoin. It’s “everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers…” - John Oliver Introduction When marriages are at a breakdown, one of…
January 2022
Practice Point Re Bahadur [2021] HKDC 1336 is a recent reminder that, in contentious proceedings, “ceasing to act” and formally “coming off the court record” are different but related matters. The…
January 2022
Since 2020, the offshore Chinese US dollar bond market in Hong Kong has continuously experienced several bond defaults, which have caused significant impacts on the bond market. Among them, the…
January 2022
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”  -Benjamin Franklin In the recent judgement in Tang Chack Wing v Yung Woon Kwai (2021) HKCFI 2566, the decision handed down by Master Alan Kwong…
January 2022
On 29 September 2021, the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance (Cap. 641) (“Ordinance”) was enacted by the Legislative Council (“LegCo”). The Ordinance seeks to implement the United…
January 2022
To most Hong Kong people, buying a property, particularly when the property prices are so high nowadays, can be a major decision and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is important for them to…
January 2022
Limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) were introduced in 2016 as an additional mode of practice for solicitors. Prior to 2016, the only choice for solicitors was to practise in the form of sole…
January 2022
“I don’t like to make plans too far in advance… because then the word “premeditated” gets thrown around in the courtroom.” - Elim Garak from Star Trek Deep Space Nine Introduction In criminal…
December 2021