Hong Kong

The 200th Congregation was held on 30 November 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is the first time the Faculty organised a one-session Congregation outside campus and we are...
January 2019
The 10th Lujiazui Law Forum was held in Shanghai on 14 November 2018. Under the theme "International Commercial Dispute Resolution", the forum attracted more than 300 representatives from...
January 2019
The Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Ordinance was enacted on 14 June 2017 and came into operation on 23 June 2017. Certain key provisions were not...
January 2019
Justice Tao Kaiyuan, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC visited Hong Kong in October, during which, she delivered a lecture at the City University of Hong Kong to introduce the...
January 2019
For this month’s quiz, readers are tested on their knowledge of some well-known phrases and expressions from cases, constitutions and other legal texts. 1. Which word completes the following...
January 2019
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) held the 85th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees in its Shatin campus on 15 November 2018. Among over 9,000 degrees conferred at the Congregation...
January 2019
The Islamic Finance Working Party (“IFWP”) organised its annual networking reception this year on 29 November 2018. The event was attended by over 50 members and guests who are active players in the...
January 2019
Just when some dispute resolution lawyers or their clients in Hong Kong thought that it might be safe to visit England, the English Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in WH Holding Ltd...
January 2019
HKSAR v Kilima Abubakar Abbas [2018] 5 HKLRD 88Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 143 of 2016 Lunn and Macrae V-PP and McWalters JA 18 September 2018 Criminal sentencing -...
January 2019
A three-day Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) conference entitled “Sunshine or Storm Clouds on the Horizon in Practical Legal Training?” was co-organised by APLEC and the...
January 2019
Over the past decade, technology has transformed finance more rapidly than ever before. This transformation brings with it new regulatory challenges. What factors underlie digital financial...
January 2019
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of seven courses in November 2018 with a total number of 211 participants. One of the seven courses was “Evaluative Mediation Training” held from 16 to...
January 2019
The Competition Commission has recently published its first decision on the exclusion of the competition rules under the Competition Ordinance. The Commission found that the Code of Banking Practice...
January 2019
The Legal Aid Department gained public attention at the end of last year for its handling of Law Wan Tung’s application for legal aid. Law first made global headlines for torturing Indonesian...
January 2019
Competition Commission v WHing Construction Co Ltd [2018] 5 HKLRD 437 Competition Tribunal Competition Tribunal Enforcement Action No 2 of 2017 31 October 2018...
January 2019
The Postgraduate Information Day oragnised by CUHK Law on 1 December 2018 drew about 200 prospective students to attend. Participants attending seminars on the JD, PCLL, and LLM programmes not only...
January 2019
On 21 October 2018, over ten brave swimmers from the Law Society Swimming Team conquered the bumpy sea in the New World Harbour Race 2018. The annual event was participated by over 3,300 local and...
January 2019
Despite the widespread popularity of initial coin offering (ICO), the volatility of the cryptocurrency market earlier this year has however highlighted the murky status of ICOs, particularly when it...
January 2019
Lucien Masset v Secretary for Justice (for Director of Environmental Protection) [2018] 5 HKLRD 55 Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law List No 41 of...
January 2019