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A. The problems of offshore type funds relating to private funds EVOLVING INTERNATIONAL AND OFFSHORE TAX LAW AND RISK PE fund systems in the Cayman Islands have traditionally been branded as…
October 2021
The “China-Appointed Attesting Officer” system was created by the Ministry of Justice in 1981, and it is now exactly 40 years old. As the legal systems of the Mainland and Hong Kong are different,…
October 2021
This is the second part in a series of two articles which examines a particularly complex case from the Mental Health Court. The first article set out the background of the case. This article reviews…
October 2021
This is the first in a series of two articles that examines a particularly complex case from the Mental Health Court. The jurisdiction of the Mental Health Court is engaged when a person becomes…
September 2021
INTRODUCTION Wildlife conservation refers to the preservation and protection of wild species and their habitats. In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of wildlife…
September 2021
In 2019, Hong Kong experienced one of the most challenging and unsettling times in her history - street violence, widespread vigilantism, and blatant disregard of the law and our constitutional order…
September 2021
In the recent case of FNG v BCJ ([2021] HKCA 160), the Court of Appeal clarified that an appeal should be regarded as a separate matter from the proceedings in the court below. Thus, solicitors on…
August 2021
In 1 April 2021, I was invited to share my views on the development of the Hong Kong Legal Cloud in a webinar, co-organised by the Department of Justice and the Law Society of Hong Kong. The COVID-…
August 2021
Cryptoassets have received another wave of attention after a multitude of countries and private entities have begun demonstrating greater interest and even involvement in cryptoasset markets. As…
August 2021
CHAN HON V. BAYER HEALTHCARE LIMITED, BAYER DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED AND BAYER WEIMAR GMBH UND CO. KG [2020] HKCA 1090 On 31 December 2020, the Court of Appeal in this case allowed the appeal of the 2nd…
July 2021
REASONS FOR INCREASING THE PROFIT REQUIREMENT On 27 November 2020, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published a consultation paper on the Main Board Profit Requirement. The…
July 2021
COMPANIES REGISTER'S NEW INSPECTION REGIME The proposal of the Government to bring Companies Register’s new inspection regime into operation by phases from this year to 2023 has been broadly…
July 2021
INTRODUCTION “Remaining fee clauses” are common in maintenance, equipment rental or subscription service contracts. Briefly, these clauses provide that if a contract is terminated prematurely, a…
June 2021
INTRODUCTION Despite the increasing concern in our society on the issue of animal welfare, shocking animal abuse cases still appear in the newspapers from time to time. These cases always lead to an…
June 2021
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance, Cap. 481 (“the Ordinance”) allows dependant to make an application for the Court to order “reasonable financial provision” from the estate…
June 2021
China’s rapid path to economic development over the past 40 years is well documented by the accumulation of its wealth, as well as the emergence of an entrepreneurial population with strategic…
May 2021
Background H share companies mean the companies which are incorporated in Mainland China and are controlled by domestic government authorities or individuals. Generally speaking, these companies…
May 2021
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Exchange”) issued a Consultation Paper on proposed changes with regards to the Exchange’s disciplinary regime in August 2020. This article examines selected…
May 2021
INTRODUCTION The National Security Law (“NSL”) has generated debate in certain quarters as to Hong Kong’s future as a seat of international arbitration. Any such debate should not lose sight of the…
April 2021
The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “…
April 2021