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Hong Kong Statutory Paternity Leave Will Increase From Three Days To Five Days From 18 January 2019
In our 29 October 2018 and 30 November 2018 Legal Updates, we discussed the passage of legislation to increase the statutory paternity leave entitlement in Hong Kong from three days to five days.
Hong Kong
18 Jan 2019
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Hong Kong Patents – Practical Issues To Be Considered
The Hong Kong patent system is essentially a re-registration patent system. Although Hong Kong is not a favourable forum for patent litigation, having a patent granted in Hong Kong could provide the patentee with substantial commercial advantages.
Hong Kong
18 Jan 2019
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Class Licences For Telecommunications Services Set For Review
The Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services (CLOTS) regime was introduced in 2007.
Hong Kong
11 Jan 2019
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Hong Kong Court Of Appeal Ends 12-Year Xiamen v Eton Properties Saga
As discussed in this post, Xiamen Xingjingdi Group Co Ltd (XJ) and various co-defendants affiliated with Eton Properties Ltd have been involved in a long-running dispute in multiple fora, including a PRC-seated CIETAC...
Hong Kong
11 Jan 2019
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Close Encounters Of The Government-Kind: China's New Regulation On Internet Supervision And Inspection
On 1 November 2018, China's new Regulation on Internet Security Supervision and Inspection by Public Security Bureaus ("Regulation") came into effect.
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
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Change It Up: Amendments To The Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Being Considered
Recent high profile data privacy breaches have brought the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) ("PDPO") under the spotlight. Hong Kong was one of the first countries in Asia
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
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Compare, But Beware – Recent Judgment On Comparative Advertising In Hong Kong
Historically, there have always been tensions in intellectual property law around how to balance the exclusive rights granted to intellectual property rights owners,
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
8
Time For A Change: Updates In Technology To Assist With Trade Mark Searches And Registrations
As discussed in the Q3 2018 issue of our IP & TMT Quarterly Review, the Hong Kong Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill 2018 ("Bill") intends to introduce new provisions in light
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
9
IP Courts: Ringing In The Changes
On 26 October 2018, in the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Several Issues concerning Judicial Procedures for Patent and Other Intellectual Property Cases
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
10
Hong Kong District Court Strikes Out Discrimination Claim Against Judges
Hong Kong's District Court (the "Court") in 庄裕安 v 关淑馨及另二人 [2018] HKDC 1589 struck out the Applicant's discrimination claim against the Respondents, who were the judges who dismissed the Applicant's appeal...
Hong Kong
8 Jan 2019
11
The Legal 500: Real Estate 2nd Edition Country Comparative Guide
All land in Hong Kong (with the exception of St. John's Cathedral, the only freehold property in Hong Kong) is leasehold property.
Hong Kong
3 Jan 2019
12
A Wave Of Consolidation In The Intermediary Market In Hong Kong Expected In 2019
New rules will bringer tougher conduct, corporate governance and fitness and probity obligations.
Hong Kong
28 Dec 2018
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Tightening The Reins On Cryptocurrency
On 1 November 2018, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") issued a statement and circular that expanded its regulatory reach over virtual asset activities.
Hong Kong
21 Dec 2018
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HKEx Announces Stock Connect Program To Open To WVR Companies
In an important development for the Hong Kong securities market, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) announced1 that it has reached an agreement with the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges...
Hong Kong
20 Dec 2018
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The new era of international arbitration
Arbitration in Hong Kong has seen a move towards technology solutions to manage complex, multi-jurisdictional cases.
Hong Kong
17 Dec 2018
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Employment Spotlight: The Law On Demotions In Hong Kong
A demotion normally involves a reduction in rank or status, or a decrease in job responsibilities and/or salary.
Hong Kong
17 Dec 2018
17
Hong Kong's Funding Code Published
As noted in our earlier post, Hong Kong published its long-awaited Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration on 7 December 2018.
Hong Kong
14 Dec 2018
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Hong Kong Funding Law To Take Effect 1 February
Hong Kong has published its long-awaited Code of Practice for third party funders, and announced that amendments to the Arbitration Ordinance which permit funding of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
13 Dec 2018
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Investors Looking To Asia Will Consider A Range Of Market Entry Strategies
Non-traditional players continue to have high levels of interest in the Asian insurance industry, with its attractive growth prospects. However, market entry is hindered by a number of factors.
Hong Kong
11 Dec 2018
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Set-Aside Not A Backdoor To Appeal: Hong Kong Court
In N v W [2018] HKCFI 2405, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance refused to remit or set aside an award on the basis that an arbitrator had misconducted proceedings, demonstrating its reluctance...
Hong Kong
11 Dec 2018
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