Hong Kong

The 2018 Chinese Enterprise Rights Protection Summit hosted by the China Federation of Industrial Economics was held from 10 to 11 March in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. Council Member C M Chan...
May 2018
To many, the success of a company is determined by how fast the company can be listed on a major securities exchange. However, stakeholders should not push a company to seek a public listing at all...
May 2018
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of 32 seminars in March, four of which had an audience of over 100. One of four seminars was “Corporate Governance, Competition...
May 2018
In a recent judgment (Wang Ho Yin Patrick v Fu Chun Lung & Ors. [2018] HKDC 301) handed down by H.H. Judge Andrew Li, the Court highlighted the importance of good litigation conduct once...
May 2018
(updated as of 31 March 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,844 Members with practising certificate 9,451 (out of whom, 7,105 (75%) are...
May 2018
A. Introduction Unauthorised building works and building orders have long been the subject of conveyancing litigation. Building orders are not, however, the only form of government notices that...
May 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (‘SEHK’) had on 23 February 2018 launched a public consultation on “A Listing Regime for Companies From Emerging and Innovative Sectors” (the ‘...
May 2018
On 24 March, the Community Talks and Service Working Group (’WG’) under Community Relations Committee (’CRC’), with the support of Hong Kong Society of the Aged (’SAGE’), organised a home visit to...
May 2018
The Chief Executive in her 2017 Policy Address announced that the Government planned to set up a Commission on Children in mid-2018 to amalgamate the efforts made by relevant bureaux/departments and...
May 2018
The Law Society Distance Running Team competed in this year’s Rotary Hong Kong Ultramarathon on 4 March. As in past years, the charity event was held at Lung Wo Road, Central and attracted many teams...
May 2018
The Law Society received two visiting delegations from Greater China in March 2018. Led by its President Mr. Kuo Ching-Pao, the Kaohsiung Bar Association visited the Law Society on 19 March and...
May 2018
Employee misconduct and fraud can encompass a wide range of activities, from absenteeism at one end of the scale, to the other end of the scale, insider dealing, theft and financial statement fraud....
May 2018
On 26 March, the In-House Lawyers Committee (’IHLC’) organised a seminar under the In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series 2018 with the topic “Equality at Workplace”. The seminar was attended by...
May 2018
It pays to read the Law Society of Hong Kong circulars circulated to members each week. They contain important information that affect a lawyer’s practice. The headings of some circulars may sound a...
May 2018
EDUCATION Winnie was educated at St Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong before she read law at the University of Hong Kong. At first, Winnie decided by way of elimination that she wanted to...
May 2018
Why have the Hong Kong family courts effectively been cut out from the regulation of surrogacy cases – particularly in connection with the making of parental orders? Are Hong Kong surrogacy lawyers...
May 2018
At its Annual General Meeting on 11th October 2017, the Hong Kong Society of Notaries appointed 13 Councilors for the coming term. In February 2018, Mr. Chu Kuo Fai and Ms. Lam Yuet Ming Emily...
May 2018
A total of 31 students from Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School, Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Secondary School, Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College and Holy Trinity College...
May 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC‘) on 18 December 2017 launched a consultation on its proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (‘Code‘) (‘Consultation Paper‘). The...
May 2018
On 23 March, around 150 members joined us at the kick-off event of CONNECTED 2018 mentorship programme organised by the Young Solicitors’ Group (’YSG’). Participants had a casual and relaxing evening...
May 2018