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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
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
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
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...
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
FOREWORD The national security law[i] (the “NSL”) was, and continues to be, the subject of much controversy both domestically and internationally. There is a perception in the post-NSL landscape...
April 2021
In light of the increasing number of “email fraud” cases before the courts in Hong Kong, it is not surprising that victims of email fraud are increasingly seeking to rely on the “vesting order”...
March 2021
In November 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in HKSAR v Herry Jane Yusuph [2020 HKCA 974]. The Judgment primarily addresses the issue of discretion when sentencing those convicted...
March 2021
The role of the conflict director provides independent expertise and timely skills for the Board to navigate difficult situations. As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit...
March 2021
In October 2019, the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission established a Sub-committee on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration (the “Sub-committee”) to “review the current position relating to...
February 2021
Introduction On 9 January 2015, the Chief Justice signed the Practice Direction PDSL 9 (“PDSL 9”) for the commencement of a pilot scheme for resolution of financial disputes. This is another...
February 2021
General Prior to 1997, awards made in the Mainland China were enforced in Hong Kong on the strength of the New York Convention, of which the United Kingdom extended its application to Hong Kong...
February 2021
The Prevalence of Modern Slavery is Increasing In 1926, The League of Nations’ Slavery Convention sought to suppress slavery and the slave trade. Almost a century later, the International Justice...
January 2021
In November 2020, the Law Reform Commission’s (“LRC”) Review of Sexual Offences Sub-committee (“Sub-committee”) published a consultation paper making preliminary proposals for the reform of law in...
January 2021
Harassment is regrettably common in Hong Kong. Many people will have had the experience of being inundated with nuisance calls or coming home to find their front door splashed with paint or plastered...
January 2021
Since Hong Kong implemented its Civil Justice Reform in April 2009, a great effort has been made to encourage a wider application of mediation in dispute resolution. Legislations were enacted, e.g....
December 2020
Characteristics of Standby Letter of Credit With the rapid growth of Chinese issuers’ U.S. dollar bond issuance in the offshore bond market in recent years, standby letter of credit (“SBLC”), as a...
December 2020
Background The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) is one of the most popular and active stock exchanges in the world with over HK$300 billion raised in 2019. Meanwhile, the...
December 2020
Background 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...
November 2020
Is there sufficient guidance when upholding lawyer’s integrity and protecting client’s best interests clash?  Since the Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong in 2009, mediation has been playing a...
November 2020