Hong Kong

The Opening Ceremony for the 12th Advanced Programme for Chinese Senior Judges cum The Closing Ceremony for the 8th Master of Laws Programme for Chinese Judges was held on 30 May 2018 in the...
September 2018
The Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) will co-organize with Zubin Foundation on September 20, 2018 (Friday) an event “Voices of Ethnic Minority Youth”, based on a research project “The...
September 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published the Consultation Conclusions regarding the Consultation Paper on a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors...
September 2018
In the closing paragraph of the judgment in Re CW Advanced Technologies Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1705, the court had this to say about the lack of any statutory regime for cross- border insolvency...
September 2018
The Judging Session of Phase 9 “Legal Pioneer” Mentorship Programme 2017-2018 organised by the Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) was successfully held on 21 July at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre in...
September 2018
Civil procedure - parties - legal representation - maritime collision - solicitors acting for plaintiff on claim not instructed to defend cross-claim - other solicitors seeking to act for plaintiff's...
September 2018
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has fined Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd $5 million (US$640,967) and reprimanded it for breaching anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing rules...
September 2018
More than a decade has passed in a blink since the establishment of the Law Society Table Tennis Team and I am thankful for being part of its journey. It has always been a tough row to hoe to...
September 2018
In order to promote the Hong Kong Legal Services Forum to be held in Guangzhou on 5 September and to understand the views of stakeholders, the Department of Justice led a delegation to visit...
September 2018
In the recent judgment of HKSAR v Chan Ka Chun (陳家俊)[2018] HKCFA 31, the Court of Final Appeal allowed the appeal, quashed the appellant’s drug trafficking conviction and ordered a re-trial...
September 2018
Given the importance of the transportation and logistics industries to the Hong Kong economy, it is perhaps surprising that, until recently, the Law Society had no specialist committee devoted to...
September 2018
As a lawyer, you can – and should – be using LinkedIn better. Here’s how. Everyone talks about LinkedIn as if it magically pulls clients and referrals out of thin air. But for many time-pressed...
September 2018
Action to recover costs – “Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, no action shall be brought to recover any costs due to a solicitor until 1 month after a bill thereof has been delivered...
September 2018
Whilst the Plaintiffs in HCA 1980 of 2015 ultimately decided to pay the Defendant’s full costs and discontinue the case before making it to trial (i.e. a surrender, not a settlement), the...
September 2018
The Law Society was honoured to have been invited to witness the official launch of the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”) on 5 July. AIFC is a planned financial free zone located in...
September 2018
Dr. Moses Cheng, chairman of the Insurance Authority shares his insights from a 43-year legal career that took him from summer intern to senior partner at P.C. Woo & Co, and also talks about his...
September 2018
Back in 1998, the Review Body on Bid Challenges was set up pursuant to the Agreement on Government Procurement under the World Trade organization (WTO GPA), which enables Suppliers to guard...
September 2018
Following the success of the Access to Justice InnoTech Law Hackathon in April, where over 120 participants produced 25 technology solutions to enhance access to justice, the Law Society will host...
September 2018
CHAN PETER PHILIP ROPES & GRAY CHONG SIEW LIN GRACE HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS...
September 2018
A new generation of stringent data protection regulations being implemented around the world, spearheaded by GDPR, aims to tackle the privacy and security concerns posed by the proliferation of...
September 2018