Hong Kong

In a recent speech, Ashley Alder, chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), discussed how the regulator tackles market risks across its operations. He also described a...
May 2017
Will – validity – whether will to take effect on satisfaction of condition – no express condition in will – whether valid as conditional will – whether requisite testamentary intent for will to have...
May 2017
Hong Kong's securities regulator said on 27 April it would take "a hard look" into pledging of shares for loans, such as in the case of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co Ltd which last month saw a...
May 2017
Trial – summing-up – whether trial judge inaccurately portrayed defence case and used denigratory and dismissive language – whether summing-up unbalanced and unfair D was convicted of trafficking...
May 2017
The close of 2016 brought about unique patterns within Hong Kong’s legal sector, the effects of which we are still feeling. In this article, we will discuss the key trends and their impact on the...
May 2017
Hong Kong's securities and banking regulators have issued a joint consultation proposing certain carve-outs from requirements under the over-the-counter ("OTC") derivatives regulatory regime....
May 2017
The Distance Running Team recently competed in the Rotary Hong Kong Ultramarathon 2017 on 5 March. Attracting over 1,300 athletes, the race took place on Lung Wo Road in Central, where runners...
May 2017
The Law Society was invited by the Shanghai Bar Association and the Guangdong Lawyers Association to host a Risk Management Education Introductory Session in Shanghai and Dongguan, Guangdong, on 15...
May 2017
President Thomas So and representatives from the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee (“GCLAC”) of the Law Society of Hong Kong attended an exchange tour to Kaohsiung and Tainan, Taiwan from 16 to...
May 2017
The Report on Global Regulation and Trade in Legal Services published by the International Bar Association in 2014 collated rich data set on a global scale on the regulation of domestic and cross-...
May 2017
The Swimming Team participated in the joint-professional invitation relay organised by the Hong Kong Medical Association (“HKMA”) on 6 November 2016 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University....
May 2017
Invited by the Renmin University of China Law School, Mr Ambrose Lam, Past President and member of the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee, attended a seminar titled “Developing Legal Service to...
May 2017
Hong Kong is a blessed place. It is centrally located with good connectivity, well equipped with convenient international and regional links and served by an efficient transport system. Situated...
May 2017
The In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised the panel discussion of In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series 2017 – “Fintech & In-House Lawyers” on 22 March. The seminar was attended by...
May 2017
(updated as of 31 March 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,443 Members with practising certificate 9,076 (out of whom, 6,881 (76%) are...
May 2017
“Legal Pioneer” Mentorship Programme Working Group (“Working Group”) under the Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) organised two half-day visits to Lai King and Cape Collinson Correctional...
May 2017
On 10 March, a record-breaking number of more than 200 participants (out of the overwhelming 280 participants who signed up for the CONNECTED 2017) attended "Professional Zen: CONNECTED De-stress...
May 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) on 1 March launched a consultation on its proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures (Professional Investor) Rules (Cap. 571D) (“Consultation...
May 2017
On 24 March, a record breaking number of contestants participated in the annual Singing Competition organised by the Singing Group. The 24 contestants who performed singing and dancing...
May 2017
Together We Stride and Strive with Our Smiles… Together we have stridden through our Monday night runs with guidance from our professional coaches and cheers from our teammates in Tamar Park in...
May 2017