Hong Kong

Managing a smaller law firm can be a very time consuming business given that the partners usually have heavy fee earning roles as well as attending to business development and client relationship...
January 2018
R1–4 admitted liability for criminal contempt of court. During the Occupy Movement, Rs participated in a protest and refused to leave despite repeated announcements by the police and bailiffs...
January 2018
Hong Kong continues to grow in strength as a trust hub attracting settlors who desire a modern trust law in a settled and mature legal system. Many settlors seek the assurance of a trust but at the...
January 2018
• ANAND SU YIN ceased to be a partner of Ince & Co. as from 25/11/2017.   • ATKINS GEOFFREY MICHAEL became a partner of Ropes & Gray as from 20/11/2017.   • CHAN...
January 2018
X unsuccessfully applied for leave to apply for judicial review (the Application) of the decision of the Building Authority (the BA) (the Decision) refusing a company’s application to appoint him to...
January 2018
For a jurisdiction that is apparently at times a bit light on “shareholder activism”, you would not know it judging from court applications by qualifying shareholders for inspection of corporate...
January 2018
  On 24 November 2017, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) issued a notice declaring the Fifth Batch of Documents as invalid and repealed. The list of repealed...
January 2018
When the increase in the solicitors’ hourly rates for party and party taxation in the civil courts in Hong Kong was announced in December 2017 there was little or no fanfare. The “benchmark” hourly...
January 2018
In July 2016, the UK Supreme Court delivered its decision in Willers v Joyce & Anor [2016] UKSC 43, and, by 5:4 majority, held that the tort of malicious prosecution of civil...
January 2018
Headlines in some of the local press towards the end of last year to the effect that the new head of the Competition Commission (the Chief Executive Officer, not to be confused with a “Sheriff”)...
January 2018
Administrative Appeals Board – appeal against decision of Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation refusing to register local fishing vessel – appeal by way of case stated as to proper...
December 2017
The Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong has reached new heights when it comes to international rankings. In the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Faculty is...
December 2017
Following the rapid development of the Shanghai / Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market (“SSE / SZSE”) and the ChiNext Market (“ChiNext”) in China over recent years, an increasing number of judgments on the...
December 2017
Conspiracy to deal with property known or believed to represent proceeds of indictable offence – mens rea – although judge erred as to mental element of offence, he had, by correct route, found...
December 2017
Disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct Section 2(2) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) (the “LPO”) Hearing date: 5 June 2013, 9 May 2014, 12 March 2015 and...
December 2017
Securities and Futures Commission v Lee Kwok Wa & Ors, CACV 33/2016, 9 November 2017, is an appeal that arises out of (among other things) the application of s. 300 of the Securities and Futures...
December 2017
It has been more than two months since China’s central bank banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) as part of President Xi Jinping’s ongoing crackdown on capital outflows. What has changed since then...
December 2017
It comes as no surprise that legal professionals in Hong Kong handle a great deal of stress.  The nature of our work demands it.  In one day, we review and draft legal documents that...
December 2017
Costs – striking-out application – admiralty actions – whether actions sustainable – whether striking-out applications properly brought such that defendant should be awarded costs of such...
December 2017
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China, and also the 30th anniversary of the School of Law of City University of Hong...
December 2017