Industry Insights

“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” - Blaise Pascal Introduction Most people upon the realization that they are the victims of a cyber-fraud will panic.…
May 2021
“As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace.” - Newton Lee “By some estimates, cybercrime is expected to globally cost up to $6 trillion…
May 2021
“The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” - Andy Gilman Introduction With the ever increasing proliferation of cyberattacks across the globe…
May 2021
On 26 March 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the People’s Republic of China announced sanctions against certain individuals and entities in the United Kingdom. In the current…
May 2021
Re Petrosaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd [2021] EWHC 444 (Ch) is an interesting review of a common law court’s supervisory jurisdiction over a trust in the context of an escrow arrangement between…
May 2021
In the recent judgment of Alan Chung Wah Tang & Kan Lap Kee v Chung Chun Keung & Joint Group Investment Limited & Vicfont Company Limited [2021] HKCFI 369, the Court of First Instance…
May 2021
In recent months, Hong Kong has seen noteworthy developments regarding inclusiveness. The amendment to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) which prohibits both breastfeeding discrimination and…
May 2021
SUMMARY Against the backdrop of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Judiciary Administration’s consultations on the greater use of remote hearings for court proceedings, the recent case…
April 2021
“If banks were to engage in a practice of levying extravagant photocopying or administrative charges, rather than seeking genuinely to provide for full (but no more than full) compensation for the…
April 2021
Professionals facing disciplinary actions might be concerned about protecting their legal position and their reputation. A frequently asked question by professionals is whether the disciplinary…
April 2021
The use of social media, including instant messaging apps, is very much part of everyday life for Hongkongers. However, such use also poses risks to the personal data privacy of the users. With…
April 2021
On 27 November 2020, the U.K. Supreme Court rendered a seminal decision on arbitrator conflicts in Halliburton Company v. Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2020] UKSC 48, refining the law on apparent bias…
April 2021
Summary In Ng v The Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong [2021] HKCFI 379, the High Court held that Schedule 2 of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) provides a complete statutory scheme…
March 2021
In the matter of a Solicitor v Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) [2020] EWHC 3231 (Admin), the appellant solicitor successfully appealed a judgment of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal before…
March 2021
“Ransomware is unique among cybercrime because in order for the attack to be successful, it requires the victim to become a willing accomplice after the fact” - James Scott Ransomware, What Am I?…
March 2021
Introduction In Re China Huiyuan Group Ltd [2020] HKCFI 2940, the Court of First Instance declined to wind up a Hong Kong-listed Cayman company as the Court held that the petitioner failed to…
March 2021
With a robust legal system and a diverse pool of international legal talent, Hong Kong enjoys a world-renowned reputation as a legal and dispute resolution service hub. To attract more institutions…
March 2021
The Insurance (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment Ordinance”) amends the Insurance Ordinance to provide for the regulation and supervision of insurance groups by the Insurance Authority (…
March 2021
Legal Considerations of Vaccinating Your Employees and Conducting Covid-19 Tests The Hong Kong government has announced that they intend to implement a territory-wide Covid-19 vaccination programme…
March 2021
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, in particular the “E” and the “S”, are working their way into the legal profession in ways that go far beyond the traditional CSR efforts…
February 2021