Editor's Note Jun 2020

The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their contributions to the development of the legal profession in Hong Kong or to the practice of law. This year, two solicitors were admitted to the Roll of Honour – Michael Lintern-Smith and TC Foo – and one member of the judiciary, the Honourable Madam Justice Bebe Chu. In the Cover Story, we look at the careers, their experiences, and the contributions of the three Roll of Honour Awardees.

As for the Feature articles, the Intellectual Property Feature analyses the first ever decision by the Hong Kong Copyright Tribunal. The Offshore Feature presents recent case law in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands, dealing with, in the words of the authors, “a thorny issue of when shareholders’ votes can be disallowed”. The Regulatory & Compliance Feature presents top five reasons for rejection of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) listing applications and provides guidance on how to avoid them.

Next, the Dragon Boat Festival is approaching - the Lawyers at Leisure features a lawyer who has been paddling for two years now in an all-women’s dragon boat team.

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Navin G. Ahuja
Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer
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Lead Legal Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer