Hong Kong

In October 2019 I had the great pleasure and privilege of appearing2 in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on behalf of the successful Appellants in the anxiously-awaited appeal in Zhang...
March 2020
On 18th October 2019, the High Court of Hong Kong handed down judgment on a judicial review challenging the definition of marriage, namely MK v the Government of HKSAR (HCAL 1077/2018)....
March 2020
The Applicant was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. He pleaded not guilty to the offence in the District Court but admitted the lesser offence of careless driving. He was convicted of...
March 2020
The Court of First Instance overturned the decision made by the Labour Tribunal relating to how to interpret the terms of an employment contract and liability to make a payment in lieu of notice when...
February 2020
The OpenAPI framework from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) has progressed to Phase II, with the recent release of the Common Baseline from the Hong Kong Association of Banks (“HKAB”)....
February 2020
AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd v McCullough & Anor [2019] HKCFI 1649 comes on the back of Re Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd [2019] HKCFI 482 – both cases acknowledge that the courts will...
February 2020
Conspiracy and knowledge of specific drug Hong Kong Customs and Excise officers carried out a controlled delivery operation of parcels arriving from overseas and arrested a man. The appellant was...
February 2020
On 12 December 2019, the Law Society Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) hosted a Christmas Gathering for its members and supporters who have rendered significant support towards the work of the...
February 2020
On August 19, 2019, the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to...
February 2020
The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animals’ cycle of the Chinese Astrology. As such, 2020 is not only the start of a new decade, it also coincides with the Chinese zodiac symbol of a new beginning...
February 2020
In the last year rarely a week has passed without a law firm announcing a new legal technology initiative or a new legal start up announcing the launch of a new legal technology offering. In the...
February 2020
In light of the ageing population and increased life expectancy for both males and females in Hong Kong, there is a growing need for lawyers practising in the area of mental health, elderly and...
February 2020
On behalf of the Law Society, President Melissa Pang and Mr. CM Chan, Vice President and Chairman of the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee attended the Global Lawyers Forum in Guangzhou on 9 to...
February 2020
Enzo Ferrari (founder of Ferrari) had a dream and he said, “the dream became bigger, much bigger to build a car, that doesn’t slow in the curves, that flies without leaving the ground...” and owning...
February 2020
Kung Hei Fat Choy and Happy Year of the Rat! The beginning of a new year is not only a hopeful time for celebration that brighter days are ahead of us, it is also a reflective time on what we can...
February 2020
For the last few years the term “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI” has been bandied around legal conferences with the presumption that everyone knows exactly what is meant. As a long time software...
February 2020
Given the limitations of legal aid, it is not uncommon for claimants to give up the claim due to a lack of financial support even though there are sufficient grounds. Regrettably, litigation funding...
February 2020
A delegation from the Shandong Provincial Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade visited the Law Society on 11 December 2019 to exchange views on Hong Kong's legal...
February 2020
The legal profession in Hong Kong did not enjoy auspicious beginnings. After seven London barristers turned down the offer to serve as the colony’s first Chief Justice, the eighth choice, John Walter...
February 2020
This article explores why it is critical for family lawyers to support colleagues with mental-health challenges, how to identify when peers or clients may need help, and the need for removing the...
February 2020