Profession

Just like some yellow buses in Central, after a period of quiet, publicly reported cases dealing with applications by overseas counsel for ad hoc admission in Hong Kong sometimes come along...
December 2016
In Ahmad v Her Majesty’s Advocate [2015] HCJAC 82, a Scottish appeal court queried whether a law firm had sufficiently robust internal procedures in place to ensure that a decision to...
October 2016
As we reported in our September 2015 Industry insights (“Bar’s Revised Guidelines for Ad Hoc Admission”), last year the local Bar Association revised its Practice Guidelines with respect to...
May 2016
Antony Sassi and Warren Ganesh, Smyth...
December 2015
David Smyth and Amy Chung, Disputes Resolution Practice Group, Smyth & Co in association with RPC Much has already been written about the Court of Appeal's landmark judgment in Citic Pacific...
November 2015
Warren Ganesh, Senior Consultant, Smyth...
October 2015
David Smyth, Senior Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC What are these? They are the Hong Kong Bar Association’s “Revised Practice Guidelines For Ad Hoc Admission of Overseas...
September 2015
David Smyth, Senior Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC We wrote about this subject in the June 2014 edition of “Industry Insights” (“Inadvertently disclosed documents...
August 2015
Disciplinary proceedings – striking off not limited to cases involving dishonesty – could be imposed in appropriate cases of falling below required standards of integrity, probity and trustworthiness...
July 2015
Intervention by Law Society into practice of firm – Ordinance did not provide mechanism to challenge validity of intervention Pursuant to s. 26A(1)(c) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap.159...
May 2015
Carmel Nye, Senior Associate, Smyth & Co in association with RPC So-called “Bannerman” clauses are industry standard in the accountancy profession. They get their name from the case...
May 2015
David Smyth, Senior Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC As our previous “Insights” columns in April, May and June 2014 confirm, last year generated a number of headlines about...
January 2015
Angel Wing Chung Although it is toward the end of the year, the compliance job market in Hong Kong is still very active as financial institutions look for experienced compliance personnel to manage...
December 2014
Written by Warren Ganesh, Senior Consultant, Smyth...
October 2014
Legal profession —bill of costs — whether, under ss.65 to 68, third parties could only apply for taxation of bill of costs that solicitor had already delivered to party chargeable — Legal...
September 2014
Professions — accountants — disciplinary proceedings — accountant admitted to complaint of professional misconduct in respect of tender declaration — whether finding of intentional dishonesty...
September 2014
Members of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Clerks and others interested in the disciplinary process gathered on 23 October 2013 at which the Tribunal Convenor Albert T da Rosa Jr., Deputy...
March 2014
Three veteran lawyers and leaders of key international legal associations give us the low-down on the current state of legal practice, and how firms should gear up for more cross-border competition,...
February 2014
Ludwig Ng, Partner ONC Lawyers Money does not produce justice but it is nonetheless required to fund the process. The author explores here the age-old law of maintenance and champerty, and how...
February 2014