Hong Kong

Rule 2(a), (c) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (Cap. 159H)(“SPR”) Hearing date: 23 January 2019 Statement of Findings and Order: 21 February 2019 On 23 January 2019, the Solicitors...
May 2019
With the support of Hong Kong Society of the Aged (“SAGE”), the Community Talks and Service Working Group (“WG”) under the Community Relations Committee organised a home visit to the elderly in North...
May 2019
At the invitation of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, President Melissa Pang joined the Hong Kong Business and Professional Delegation to Georgia and Hungary...
May 2019
As a programmatic guide to the current and future cooperation and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the “Greater Bay Area”) to 2035, the Outline Development Plan for the...
May 2019
In 2005, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (“LRC”) published a consultation paper on Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings examining the current law in Hong Kong on hearsay evidence in criminal...
May 2019
The Law Society (“Society”) and Hong Kong Academy of Law (“Academy”) organised a total of 25 seminars in March with a total of 1,251 participants. One of the 25 seminars was “From Internet...
May 2019
Generally, the importance of personal branding is knowing who you are, what you stand for, your professional strengths and what clients can expect when they hire you. What is often overlooked,...
May 2019
Lutz-Christian Wolff is no stranger to Hong Kong’s legal landscape, as he has lived and worked in the city since 1999. Having been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law since its...
May 2019
More than 110 incidents of mobile phone users attempting to upskirt were reported in 2013. Upskirting refers to the taking of sexually intrusive photos or videos beneath a person’s clothing without...
May 2019
In celebration of the beginning of the Year of the Pig, the Law Society’s Spring Reception 2019 was held on 21 February. Over 300 guests and members joined this auspicious event, including Chief...
May 2019
The Law Society received a number of delegations from the Mainland in March. Mr Cheng Shoutai, President of Sichuan Lawyers Association visited the Law Society twice and discussed with Mr CM Chan,...
May 2019
On 2 April 2019, the HKSAR Government and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China signed the “Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of...
May 2019
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong released two consultation papers in December 2018 for views. These are on Archives Law and on Access to Information. The two subject matters are different but...
May 2019
Amendments to the regime for SFC-authorised funds under the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds took effect on 1 January 2019. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO KEY OPERATORS The minimum capital...
May 2019
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to receive a Russian governmental permit to administer arbitrations pursuant to...
May 2019
There are exciting “lawtech” or “legaltech” developments in China today, which are motivated by government initiatives, the state of the legal system and legal profession, and social and consumer...
May 2019
Here is a summary of two prominent successes of the taxpayer against the Inland Revenue Department (“Revenue”). Both cases emerged from the assessing practices of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue...
May 2019
Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) has been dubbed by some as the Olympics of legal hackathons.  Only in its second edition this year, GLH attracted over 6,000 lawyers, technologists, students and...
April 2019
Reversal of Guilty Plea/Equivocal Plea/Discretion The Appellant was driving a private car when his offside front wheel pressed against the left foot of a pedestrian who was crossing the road from...
April 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — reckless driving worst of its kind — sentence not...
April 2019