Hong Kong

Striking out – statement of claim – failure to plead particulars and disclose reasonable cause of action – whether action properly struck out In an action in the District Court against D, a broker...
September 2017
Case management – proceedings in Competition Tribunal – first case management conference – necessary directions to enable matter to proceed to substantive hearing fairly, expeditiously and...
September 2017
Dangerous drugs – trafficking – conviction on charge of trafficking – appellate court satisfied that precise quantity of drugs in defendant’s possession were for trafficking while rest should be...
September 2017
The Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (“POLA”) is a forum for the leaders of law societies and bar associations from across the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas and information. The Law...
September 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") warned on Tuesday, 5 September, it may regulate some fundraisings that are done through digital currencies as volumes of the so-called initial...
September 2017
On 30 June, the Young Solicitors' Group (“YSG”), together with other member bodies of the Young Coalition Professional Group ("YCPG") of Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services, co-organised a...
September 2017
On 6 July, the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee (“GCLAC”) under the Standing Committee on External Affairs received a delegation from Shantou University Law School. Mr. Henry Wai, Vice Chairman...
September 2017
The annual Members' Forum serves as a major platform for Council members to mingle with our general members. The Forum this year was held on 28 July. Well attended by around 70 participants, it...
September 2017
At the invitation of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office – Berlin (“HKETO”), our representatives Vice President Amirali Nasir and Council member Cecilia Wong spoke at a one-day conference in...
September 2017
Hong Kong and Singapore are seeking to snare a bigger share of the US$540 trillion global derivatives business, taking advantage of tough new UK and European banking rules and uncertainty...
September 2017
Following the success of its culinary vacations in Lyon, Chengdu, Naples, Barcelona and Seoul since 2011, the Cookery, Food and Wine Appreciation Interest Group led a party of 45 foodies on 21–23...
September 2017
On 7 July, over 20 members comprising in-house lawyers and private practitioners joined a company visit to the headquarters of Midea Group (“Midea”) in Shunde. Midea is a manufacturer of household...
September 2017
On 10 July, the Law Society, the Guangdong Lawyers Association and the Macau Lawyers Association jointly organised a seminar to discuss their cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative and the...
September 2017
The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) organised the 2nd “CONNECTED” event on 15 July. More than 80 mentors and young members spent a relaxing and fun afternoon at an award winning local brewery. The...
September 2017
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing's chief executive, Charles Li, said he expects to conclude final recommendations "in the coming weeks" on rules for a new trading board, aimed at luring secondary...
September 2017
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) issued two consultation papers on 16 June 2017 respectively on “The New Board Concept Paper” (“New Board Paper”) and “Review of The Growth Enterprise...
September 2017
It normally takes seven years to qualify as a solicitor in Hong Kong through the trainee solicitor route. Out of this period, nearly one-third (ie, two years) must be spent in a traineeship with a...
September 2017
Everyone, including the legal profession, has a responsibility to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. It is important to stay vigilant and protect ourselves from being used by criminals...
September 2017
(updated as of 31 July 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,592 Members with practising certificate 9,237 (out of whom, 6,892 (...
September 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) on 28 June 2017 launched a consultation on the “Securities and Futures (Open-ended Fund Companies) Rules and Code on Open-ended Fund Companies” (“...
September 2017