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It is no exaggeration to state that the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most trying tests of existing institutions in modern times, and the legal sector in Hong Kong has by no means escaped its...
May 2021
“Computers will overtake humans with AI within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours.” —Stephen Hawking INTRODUCTION With...
May 2021
The recent decision by the Hong Kong Court in Re Lamtex Holdings Limited[1]  represents a significant milestone in the development of the Court’s approach to cross-border insolvencies. The...
May 2021
In a rare decision, the Hong Kong Court refused to enforce an arbitral award on the basis that, (a) the Tribunal had ruled on matters beyond the scope of the arbitration agreement, and (b) a party...
April 2021
“Computers will overtake humans with AI within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours.” —Stephen Hawking INTRODUCTION With...
April 2021
Since October 2019, parties to Hong Kong arbitration have had the benefit of a new mechanism allowing them to obtain interim relief in Mainland China. This “Arrangement”[1] is, in turn, exclusive to...
April 2021
“Hong Kong has a thriving fintech scene: a highly integrated network of start-ups and investors, a large market of technology-ready consumers hungry for innovative solutions, and a host of...
April 2021
In this article we discuss the legal implications that employers in Hong Kong should consider before allowing their employees to work remotely from an overseas jurisdiction. DO EMPLOYEES HAVE A...
April 2021
INTRODUCTION On 14 July 2020, President Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) and issued Executive Order 13936 implementing the HKAA and revoking Hong Kong’s preferential trade...
April 2021
Questions for Junior Lawyers – Part 2 Below is a question that I often ask the candidates in job interviews: A tenant has found an alternative property with cheaper rent and therefore proposes...
March 2021
“Viewed from a Hong Kong perspective this is a questionable use of soft-touch provisional liquidation and one, which will encourage the court to view with care similar applications for recognition...
March 2021
SUMMARY In AB v CD [2021] HKCFI 327, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance set aside an arbitral award on the basis that the award debtor was not the true party to the arbitration agreement, and...
March 2021
The Hong Kong Government recently launched the voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, which can be administered on adults and older teens (aged 16 and above) but not on children.  There is...
March 2021
Over the last decade or so, I have created some questions to test the problem-solving skills of junior lawyers applying to join my department. To my surprise, very few candidates could answer the...
March 2021
“The wide adoption of information technology (“IT”) can bring convenience to the public and improve quality of living. At the same time, the risks of the public, enterprises and the community being...
March 2021
“Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong.” – Peter Jon Lindberg Hong Kong is a world-renowned international...
March 2021
The Hong Kong Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam vowed to amend the personal data privacy legislation combating doxxing, fake news and hate speech. Doxing is the Internet-based practice of...
March 2021
People have spent their lifetime of hard work to build up their wealth for their families. It is no surprise that they would wish to transfer their wealth successfully to the next generation to keep...
March 2021
“Survey and test prospective action before undertaking it. Before you proceed, step back and look at the big picture, lest you act rashly on raw impulse” - Epictetus “Your hindsight on...
February 2021
UK Supreme Court Case No 1 of 2021 This is a very important case for those who hold Business Interruption Insurance   THE KEY POINTS For Policy Holders and for Insurance Companies in...
February 2021