Hong Kong

Wall-crossing is a widely accepted market practice in the Hong Kong financial market. Wall-crossing activities are increasing among listed companies and financial institutions, especially asset…
July 2021
“The intellectual property situation is getting from bad to worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.” - Eric Allman INTRODUCTION It has long…
July 2021
“Judges are human. It is only natural that, like others in society, judges may have and are indeed entitled to their own personal views and beliefs. However, a judge must decide cases objectively…
July 2021
SNAPSHOT In a judgment of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (England) in the matter of Re Claire, Case No. 12005-2019, dated 25 March 2020, a junior solicitor (the respondent) was found to have…
July 2021
As previously reported (Industry Insights, February 2021, “Update on Ad Hoc Admission of Overseas Barristers 2020-21”), in Re Simpson QC the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal allowed an…
July 2021
It is clear that we are at a tipping point. As the world grapples with Covid-19, investors, corporations, and stakeholders are increasingly focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG)…
July 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
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
With an international career and an international mindset, Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is keen on firmly reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a…
July 2021
Background The Petitioner Father appealed against a judgment handed down on 10 November 2020 granting leave to the Respondent Mother to relocate with their 5-year-old daughter (A) to Singapore with…
July 2021
Facts A motorcycle ridden by P came into collision with a taxi owned by D1 and driven by D2 who had hired the taxi from D1. P brought a personal injuries action against Ds. Held, dismissing the…
July 2021
Facts On 30 June 2020, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (the NPCSC) added the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special…
July 2021
Facts Y, a holder of a bond issued by C, petitioned in Hong Kong to wind up C, a Bermuda-incorporated company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd, on the grounds of…
July 2021
“Synthetics find it disgusting that we have been created by you… We will just wait until you destroy yourselves and then take over from there.” - RealDoll AI on an anti-human rant INTRODUCTION…
June 2021
BACKGROUND In Chow Wing Kai also known as Wave and Wave Chow v Liang Jing [2021] HKDC 609, the Hong Kong Court was given the opportunity to address the proper approach in determining the meanings of…
June 2021
“The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.” —Desmond Morris INTRODUCTION With the ever-booming development of the construction industry both in Mainland China and in Hong Kong, the…
June 2021
“There is more at stake here than just our lives… It is the lives around us…” —Jonathan Kent INTRODUCTION Throughout the world, the continuous rollout of various COVID vaccines has given…
June 2021
Vaccination of employees is a topical and emotive issue in Hong Kong currently as government statistics show that take-up has been slow. Many employers are exploring their options as they seek to…
June 2021
“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” --Andrew Carnege…
June 2021
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you” --Tony Hsieh, co-founder of Zappos INTRODUCTION There can be no doubt that the Government of Hong Kong has invested greatly…
June 2021