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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
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
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
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 with…
February 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
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
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
Introduction As more and more people wake up to the realities of global warming, the concept of green finance has been gaining traction. In a nutshell, green finance is the concept of funnelling of…
January 2021
Work-from-home (WFH) arrangements have been implemented by organisations from time to time since early 2020 depending on the ferocity of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, office data and documents…
January 2021
Clients occasionally ask whether it is possible to obtain security for a claim to be pursued by arbitration. In Hong Kong, as in England, the answer is generally no, subject to the genuine exception…
January 2021
Curiosity has led Bonnie Chan Yiting through the myriad of zig zags in her career. The current Head of Listing at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) was born and bred in Hong Kong. After…
January 2021
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 listing…
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
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
I recently heard about “Space Nail” from my lawyer friend. This strange-sounding phrase is a kind of document as lis pendens registered at the Land Registry. It may grab the practitioners’ attention…
November 2020
Recently, the world mourned the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, global champion of equality, and icon of women’s rights. Her legacy of…
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 vital…
November 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
“Game meat” generally refers to the meat of any wild animals hunted for food or for sport. It is still consumed in many parts of the world. However, numerous studies also suggest that it is the…
October 2020
It is now recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a crisis for health, but also a crisis for the economy. The European Commission estimates that the euro area economy will contract by 7.75…
October 2020