From the Council Table

In December 2020, the Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) launched a public consultation on Outcome Related Fee Structures (“ORFS”) for...
May 2021
The Judiciary proposes to introduce legislative amendments so that the Court may order remote hearing in civil and criminal proceedings as it sees fit, having regard to all relevant circumstances, as...
May 2021
The Law Society received a consultation paper from the Law Reform Commission’s Review of Sexual Offences Sub-committee (“LRC Subcommittee”) in November 2020. This consultation paper (the “...
March 2021
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) issued a concept paper on 16 November 2020 seeking market feedback on its proposal to comprehensively modernise and digitalise Hong Kong’s IPO...
February 2021
Another consultation paper was issued by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) on 3 November 2020 (“Consultation Paper”) on legislative proposals to enhance Anti-Money Laundering...
February 2021
The Council has also reviewed the “Consultation on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers” issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) on 29 October 2020...
February 2021
The Law Society, upon invitation by members, looked into the issue relating to execution of deeds by a non-Hong Kong incorporated company and proposed legislative changes thereon. A submission...
December 2020
In March, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a Consultation Paper on the Proposed Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) to...
December 2020
In September, the Insurance Authority published a Consultation Paper on Draft Insurance (Special Purpose Business) Rules (“SPB Rules”) for public views. The proposed SPB Rules seek to tie in with...
December 2020
The Law Society responded to the Public Consultation on the Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2020 with the assistance of 13 specialist committees. A joint submission was prepared and was endorsed by...
November 2020
The Law Society received a Government consultation paper on the “Proposed Introduction of Offences of Voyeurism, Intimate Prying, Non-consensual Photography of Intimate Parts, and Related Offences”....
November 2020
In August, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) published the Consultation Paper on Draft Insurance (Group Capital) Rules (“Group Capital Rules”) for public consultation. IA indicated that the Group...
November 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) on 7 August published a consultation paper in relation to changes on its disciplinary regime (the “Consultation Paper”). The Consultation...
November 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) in July issued a consultation paper on its proposals to introduce a paperless listing & subscription regime, online display of documents...
November 2020
With the assistance of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee and the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Council has reviewed the Decision made by the National People's Congress ("...
September 2020
The Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") considered that certain areas of the Code on the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REIT”) could be updated to enhance Hong Kong’s regime for REITs in line...
September 2020
The Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) was published in the Gazette on 20 March 2020. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council for the first reading on 10 June 2020. The main...
August 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") in 2018 published a consultation paper on “a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors” ("2018 Consultation"). After...
June 2020
In January 2020, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) issued a consultation paper on the policy proposals for a set of rules to be made relating to contractual stays on termination rights in...
May 2020
The Law Society responded to the public consultation on the Government Budget 2020-21 and made a submission thereon. The submission, which was based on views canvassed from various specialist...
April 2020