Hong Kong

As a legal service hub in Asia, Hong Kong is blessed with legal talent from around the world. As of the end of September, there were 85 foreign law firms and 1,533 registered foreign lawyers (“RFL”)...
November 2018
On 9 September, the Law Society’s Table Tennis Team took part in the annual Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Recreation and Sports Club for Hong Kong Professional Bodies (“RSCP”). After a...
November 2018
The Law Society received six delegations from the Greater China region in September and early October, namely the National Taipei University of Business, Professionals from the New Social Classes,...
November 2018
The introduction of Preliminary Issues assists the court in identifying the size of the family pot for division of assets on divorce, but, this procedure should not become a mandatory process. Case...
November 2018
The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) organised the second CONNECTED event of the year on 1 September. 52 mentors and young members joined a half-day trip to Lamma Island. Participants landed on...
November 2018
The Law Society’s 2nd Belt and Road Conference entitled “The ABC to Building a Smart Belt and Road: Law and Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cloud” was successfully held on 28 Septemberat the...
November 2018
It is the fourth year that the Law Society has received the Good MPF Employer Award. Vice President CM Chan attended the Ceremony held on 9 October and witnessed the award of the Good MPF Employer...
November 2018
The In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised two events in September. On 14 September, around 20 members comprising of in-house lawyers and private practitioners joined a company visit...
November 2018
In collaboration with the Education Bureau, the Working Group on Business-School Partnership Programme of the Pro Bono Committee (“PBC”) organised a guided visit and sharing session for Form 4 to...
November 2018
On 28 September, the Innotech Law Hackathon: Belt and Road Justice Challenge (“BRJ Hackathon”) organised by the InnoTech Committee (“ITC”) was successfully held at the Hong Kong Convention and...
November 2018
Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) shares his insights on how financial technology (fintech) is going to revolutionise the business world. After starting his...
November 2018
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of 52 seminars in September, 14 of which had an audience of over 100. One of 14 seminars was “Updates on the Hong Kong...
November 2018
There is a commonly held perception that if a company fails in litigation, only the company itself will have to bear the costs of the successful party and the directors of the company will be...
November 2018
To provide a platform for members’ children to showcase their aquatic talent and promote family harmony, the Swimming Team under the leadership of Ms. Eliza Chang, the then Swimming Captain (now...
November 2018
The Day of Arbitration Field Practice organised by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center (“CIETAC Hong Kong”) was held on 16 September in...
November 2018
For those who watched the team selection day for the NBA 2k league, you may have been forgiven for being confused.  The selected ‘athletes’ were not the giants of the basketball court that we...
November 2018
On 1 November 2018, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”)’s new administered arbitration rules (“2018 HKIAC Rules”) will come into effect. The 2018 HKIAC Rules introduce impactful...
October 2018
On 18 September 2018, the Hong Kong government announced a revision to the immigration policy for entry of non-local dependants (Policy). Under the revised Policy, which took effect on 19 September...
October 2018
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) recently filed its third application with the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal). The Commission alleges that three companies[1] and two individuals...
October 2018
The number of companies filing to go public in Hong Kong has jumped almost threefold this year, driven in part by China’s burgeoning technology sector, but they will have to contend with weaker...
October 2018