Profession

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
Professions — accountants — disciplinary proceedings — accountant admitted to complaint of professional misconduct in respect of tender declaration — whether finding of intentional dishonesty...
September 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
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
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
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
This is an excerpt of the speech that Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Mr. Geoffrey Mah gave during last month’s Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2014, where he stressed the importance...
February 2014
The first meeting of the Law Society’s recently-formed Arbitration Committee took place on 15 January 2014. The terms of reference of the Arbitration Committee are: To promote arbitration as a...
February 2014
In Re Mably [2013] HKEC 1964, CACV No. 173 of 2013, the Court of Appeal upheld a judgment of the Chief Judge, thereby allowing the ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar of a junior English barrister...
January 2014
“My supervisor… knows how to handle clients and she always has patience with us. I didn’t do very well in one of the weeks and didn’t give very good work on the legal brief... she sent me an email to...
January 2014