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Hong Kong 22 Years After the Handover: A Business Lawyer’s Perspective 680 850 Gary Wong

Hong Kong 22 Years After the Handover: A Business Lawyer’s Perspective

Compelling reasons on why you should set up and operate a business in Hong Kong

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!) 1200 675 Adam Hugill

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!)

Leung and QT and a handful of past cases show that on the issue of same-sex and minority rights, where the legislature fears to tread, Hong Kong Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human rights of freedom from discrimination.

Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices 1900 1267 Alfred Ip

Growing Wealth In Hong Kong Translates Into a Growing Number of Family Offices

Hong Kong has been experiencing a boom of family offices, further incentivised by tax breaks or residency options. It is indeed a very efficient Wealth Planning tool for HNWI.

Arbitration Focus Week: The Prague Rules of Arbitration – A Game Changer for International Arbitrations? 1102 734 Matthew Love

Arbitration Focus Week: The Prague Rules of Arbitration – A Game Changer for International Arbitrations?

The new set of arbitration rules will both compliment and contrast with the major rules that are currently the standard choice for international arbitrations

Arbitration Focus Week: Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Hong Kong and Internationally 600 401 Matthew Love

Arbitration Focus Week: Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Hong Kong and Internationally

Once the arbitration has concluded and an award has been issued by the tribunal, it must then be applied in order to be enforced in Hong Kong or internationally in a foreign jurisdiction.

Arbitration Focus Week: The Results of Arbitration – Remedies and Appeals 487 409 Matthew Love

Arbitration Focus Week: The Results of Arbitration – Remedies and Appeals

While arbitrators have powers similar to those of the Hong Kong courts with respect to the granting of remedies, the parties to an arbitration are generally unable to appeal or challenge the awards issued by the tribunal. What remedies may an arbitral tribunal grant? Under the rules of the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609)…

Global Banking and Finance Review | Hugill & Ip Solicitors keep achieving outstanding recognitions and expanding its boutique law firm practice in Hong Kong 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Global Banking and Finance Review | Hugill & Ip Solicitors keep achieving outstanding recognitions and expanding its boutique law firm practice in Hong Kong

Legal 500 — a renowned legal directories in the world — has ranked Adam Hugill in the 2019 edition. This follows another prestigious recommendation received from Chambers and Partners earlier this year. As reported, Adam Hugill has a particularly strong reputation advising on contentious employment matters and has excellent ties with local businesses from many…

Arbitration Focus Week: Commencing Arbitration – Appointment of the Arbitrator(s) & the Selection of Rules 820 790 Matthew Love

Arbitration Focus Week: Commencing Arbitration – Appointment of the Arbitrator(s) & the Selection of Rules

There are important decisions that should be made regarding the appointment of the arbitrator(s) and the rules that will apply to the dispute resolution proceedings

Arbitration Focus Week: Can You Arbitrate? Should You? 1050 700 Matthew Love

Arbitration Focus Week: Can You Arbitrate? Should You?

Before agreeing to arbitrate legal disputes, it’s important to understand how its unique procedural and award system make it a popular means of alternative dispute resolution.

Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights? 1050 700 Alfred Ip

Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Hong Kong Doing to Protect LGBT Rights?

Through proper Estate Planning same-sex couples can enjoy nearly similar benefits as other couples in Hong Kong, and their children can be suitably protected.

Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Generational Transition of Family Business and Wealth Preservation

Transitioning ownership and control to the next generation is only one of the hurdles for many family business owners in succession planning

Mental Health Issues and Employment Law in Hong Kong 1200 739 Adam Hugill

Mental Health Issues and Employment Law in Hong Kong

The delicate mental health of many Hongkongers is being deteriorated by an unhealthy office culture that supports long working hours

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