Environmental Law

With the rapid increase in major development projects and cross-border infrastructure in Hong Kong, striking a proper balance between economic growth and environmental conservation has become an...
November 2015
The Environment Bureau has issued a Public Consultation Paper to review how to further develop Hong Kong’s electricity market and improve its regulatory framework when the current Scheme of...
June 2015
China could grant its undersized environment ministry new powers over resources, possibly allowing it to veto future projects, and more muscle to punish polluters as part of a government shake-up to...
March 2014
“If you are not conversant in human rights, in my opinion, you cannot function effectively as a criminal lawyer in this modern age”, says newly-minted judge Kevin Zervos over morning coffee recently...
November 2013
A federal judge in California sided last month with environmental groups in their lawsuit against the US government over Navy training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms...
November 2013
Fish piracy - seafood caught illegally, not reported to authorities or outside environmental and catch regulations - represents as much as US$10 billion (HK$77.6 billion) to US$23 billion in global...
July 2013
New rules aimed at making China’s sprawling steel sector greener will do little to tackle rampant overcapacity or help Beijing protect its big state-owned mills from smaller, nimbler rivals. China’s...
April 2013