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The Hague Convention is an international convention dealing with the wrongful removal by a parent of a child from one country to another without the other parent's consent. The Courts of countries…
October 2021
“Misdirection is the key to survival, never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength, if knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be…
October 2021
The Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Current Arbitration Law”) was promulgated in 1994 and has since then has only been updated incrementally.  A major overhaul is now on the…
October 2021
“I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT… Actually, doesn’t feel quite right selling this. Will pass...” - Elon Musk circa 17 March 2021 INTRODUCTION The post-COVID era has since the sharp…
October 2021
In today’s world, effective compliance requires a new level of transparency and authenticity. Standards have changed, and building a legal, compliance and risk practice for the modern business means…
October 2021
“Men can be victims too…Men also suffer from domestic abuse… especially verbal and emotional abuse… and may be even more ashamed to seek help…” - Abused Men Introduction Whilst films and fiction…
October 2021
The New Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers The European Commission adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data from the European…
October 2021
What Happened? In Chong v Chubb Life Insurance Company Ltd [2021] HKCFI 2128, the plaintiff (a self-employed insurance agent) alleged that the defendant had appropriated and used his identity…
October 2021
“The LIBOR system is structurally flawed. It is a major problem for our financial system and for the confidence in the financial system. We need to address it..” - Ben Bernanke The Alternative…
October 2021
Chairman of the Editorial Board for Hong Kong Lawyer, reflects on the past decade of the journal Hong Kong Lawyer, the official journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong, serves to educate, enlighten…
October 2021
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
Facts The prosecution applied for leave to add a Count 3 for the offence of “causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving”, contrary to s.36A of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap.374) as an…
October 2021
Extradition: Statutory Construction: Nature and Scope of Extraditable Offences Procedural History The Republic of India requested the arrest and surrender of Mr. Singh in respect of a number of…
October 2021
Facts In 2017, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR and the Governor of Guangdong signed the Co-operation Arrangement between the Mainland and the HKSAR on the Establishment of the Port at the West…
October 2021
Facts These proceedings consisted of a challenge to the constitutionality of a policy of the Housing Authority (the Policy) and to the lawfulness of a decision made by the Authority pursuant to that…
October 2021
“Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.” - Andreas Antonopoulos INTRODUCTION One of the key features…
September 2021
Having just recently celebrated the first anniversary of my new independent Hong Kong law firm, I wanted to share my experiences (good and bad - but almost entirely good) of devising and implementing…
September 2021
The book International Commercial Arbitration is a seminal practitioners guide to international arbitration.  Its newly published 2nd edition consistently provides comprehensive insights into…
September 2021
Enough Is Enough Facts There was no dispute that the Appellant killed the deceased on 12th September 2009 in the flat where they cohabited by chopping her approximately 213 times. The Appellant…
September 2021