Hong Kong

This article examines the Court’s view on the use of confidential documents and information obtained by ‘self-help’ means. During a relationship, it is common for couples to allow each other to...
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
During this festive season, the Faculty is thrilled to see many colleagues are receiving honours and awards from both the University and other institution for their outstanding achievements. A big...
January 2020
Date: 7 February 2020 (Fri) Time: 7 pm – Lecture; 8 pm – Cocktails Venue: Moot Court, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Registration: https://qrgo.page...
January 2020
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match answers to photos. This year we feature historical photos of Hong Kong’s main court building, the former Supreme Court, now the Court of...
January 2020
The Gala Dinner, co-organized by the Faculty of Law and the HKU Law Alumni Association, was successfully held on 24 November 2019. We celebrated our achievements, thanked our teachers and renewed our...
January 2020
A barrister and a firm of solicitors were initially retained on a private basis for an Applicant in his appeal against his indecent assault conviction in the High Court. One of the grounds of appeal...
January 2020
Administrative law — Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers — Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Insurance Agents Registration Board — failure of administrative tribunal to seek proper...
January 2020
A Happy 2020 to all our readers! It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to...
January 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — approach to awarding of enhanced interest and indemnity costs when plaintiff did better than sanctioned offer By an order nisi it...
January 2020
Company law — scheme of arrangement — sanction by court — modifications to scheme and scheme document after distribution of scheme document, before and at scheme meeting — whether modifications...
January 2020
It has been 16 years since the coming into operation of The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) on 1 January 2004. Through the effort of all stakeholders over the...
January 2020
Here’s the great thing about habits. They make action almost effortless. When we open our inbox or pull out our phone, for instance, our fingers, mind, and body know exactly what to do. The emails,...
January 2020
To enhance the works in the publication of the “Sing Tao Legal Mailbox” weekly column, the Law Society’s Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) hosted the Writer’s Gathering on 11 November 2019, with...
January 2020
It’s always a mistake to be too greedy in life. If you get a Big Mac, and then eat it, don’t complain that it’s all gone. You can’t have it both ways. It’s well known that the population of...
January 2020