Hong Kong

Mr. Jonathan Mok, member of the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee of the Law Society, conducted an in-house seminar on overseas bribery laws for the ICAC, including the UK Bribery Act 2010 and US...
March 2019
Without a doubt, Internet of Things (“IoT”) offers us convenience and effectiveness that we have not envisaged before. We are so accustomed to IoT devices that they become an indispensable part of...
March 2019
The use of instant messaging (IM) technology has grown exponentially both socially and in the workplace. With regard to the latter, whilst there might be some benefits in using IM such as...
March 2019
The Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2019 (“OLY”) was held on 14 January. Distinguished bar leaders and presidents of law societies from 20 jurisdictions around the world gathered in Hong Kong to...
March 2019
“Business as usual, cash flow is the king.” This is especially true for the Hong Kong construction industry, when the success of any project counts on a chain of interdependent parties starting...
March 2019
Valentine’s day is about sharing love. On 13 February, the Member Benefit Committee (“MBC”) organised a chocolate cake baking workshop for our members to learn how to make heart-shaped chocolate...
March 2019
The right to confidential legal advice and choice of lawyers for timely protection of one’s lawful rights is a constitutional entitlement that every Hong Kong resident enjoys under Article 35 of the...
March 2019
Ever since 2012, the Law Society has developed a close working relationship with the lawyers associations in Japan by signing memoranda of understanding with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations...
March 2019
The lawyer-client relationship is a partnership. The lawyer uses legal skills to help a client solve problems and the client cooperates by providing vital information and making decisions about the...
March 2019
It is truly a proud chapter of our table tennis team by winning the championship in Division II of the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association (“HKTTA”) League Tournament 2018 (the “Tournament”). This was...
March 2019
The legal profession is constantly evolving with the changing social and economic environment. However, the impact of the changes to the global legal services market in the last 20 years is probably...
March 2019
Introduction: Current Regime and Proposal In September 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong issued a Consultation Paper for a proposed new Listing Rule 13.50A. The proposed rule seeks to...
March 2019
The judgment of the Companies Court in Re China Fishery Group Ltd [2019] HKCFI 174 comes on the back of its judgment in Re CW Advanced Techonologies Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1705. Both...
March 2019
One look at Dr. Lee George Lam’s extensive list of qualifications and you can tell that the Chairman of Hong Kong’s global tech hub Cyberport loves to learn. His academic qualifications include: a...
March 2019
The last twelve months have seen significant developments with regard to the local legislative regime to combat money laundering. These developments took place against the background of the Financial...
March 2019
Instant messaging is increasingly penetrating the workplace, and law firms are no exception. A recent study estimates that nearly 70 percent of employees use smartphones for business, and that, of...
March 2019
From 9 July 2018, derivative actions commenced in Bermuda may not be continued without leave of the Supreme Court. The requirement comes by way of amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court 1985...
March 2019
INTRODUCTION On 1 November 2018, the 2018 Administered Arbitration Rules (“2018 Rules”) of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) came into effect. This is the third version of...
March 2019
In Poben Consultants Ltd v Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club [2019] HKCA 107, the Court of Appeal considered the test for determining whether a communication is made "without prejudice...
March 2019
I am delighted to share that I have resumed my role as Lead Editor of Hong Kong Lawyer and would like to wish you, our readers a Happy Chinese New Year! The February 2019 issue contains various...
March 2019