Hong Kong

On 17th October 2017, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (‘UNCITRAL’) Secretariat acknowledged at the 2nd UNITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit that the Convention on Contracts...
July 2018
Introduction In Hong Kong, the court awards pecuniary damages in personal injury cases in a lump sum. Damages for future pecuniary losses are awarded on the same basis as damages for past...
July 2018
The Law Society was one of the supporting organisations of the Mediation Week 2018 organised by the Department of Justice from 11 to 19 May. The Mediation Week consisted of a series of events...
July 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in May 2017 carried out a consultation on the proposed guidelines on online distribution and advisory platforms. In March 2018, SFC issued a consultation...
July 2018
Criminal evidence - expert evidence - admissibility - testimony of specialist psychiatrist on consumption rates of certain drugs in Hong Kong - whether testimony relevant and reliable - whether...
July 2018
After 10 years of protracted court battles, the Plaintiff in Chun Sang Plastics Company Limited v Commissioner of Police & Secretary for Justice [2018] HKCFI 661 was finally awarded...
July 2018
In our increasingly connected digital society, the services of many organisations are global in nature. But the online world does not respect physical or geographical boundaries and this gives rise...
July 2018
At the invitation of The Guangxi Liaison Unit of the HKSAR Government, the Law Society sent a four-member delegation to attend the Seminar on Hong Kong Legal and Arbitration Services under the Belt...
July 2018
Facilitation is likely one the most powerful and effective skills to assist others (individuals or a group) to arrive at their own conclusion. Facilitation empowers stakeholders to actively...
July 2018
Administrative law — Commissioner for Correctional Services — standing order issued by Commissioner requiring male prisoners, but not female prisoners, to have their hair cut — not direct sexual...
July 2018
At the heart of the appeal before the Court of Final Appeal in Astro Nusantara International B V v PT Ayunda Prima Mitra [2018] HKCFA 12 was the appellant's application for time (pursuant...
July 2018
The Law Society was a supporting organisation of the 4th Shanghai-Hong Kong Commercial Mediation Forum (“Forum”). The Forum, jointly organised by Joint Mediation Helpline Office, Hong Kong...
July 2018
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in 1996 published a report on corporate rescue and insolvent trading (“LRC Report”). It recommended the introduction of a new corporate rescue procedure known...
July 2018
Criminal law and procedure — personal data privacy offences — elements of offence — proof of mens rea not required — offence of strict liability — whether communication “direct marketing” — whether...
July 2018
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) came into force in the EU. It is drafted as a Regulation and becomes immediately applicable in all EU member states. The GDPR...
July 2018
A recent judgment from the Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court ("Beijing Court") refused to recognise and enforce a foreign arbitral award issued in Hong Kong on the basis that the award dealt...
July 2018
The Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, which hears all cases regarding violations of Hong Kong’s competition law, recently issued a decision addressing (1) the general contours of discovery in...
July 2018
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
July 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) had on 19 January launched a public consultation on “Proposed Amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-Backs”. The proposed...
June 2018
• BOW CHEUK WAI joined Kwok Yih & Chan as a partner as from 02/05/2018.   • BRIGGS PAUL DUDLEY JOHN joined Bird & Bird as a partner as from 31/03/2018....
June 2018