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Intestacy Issues for Unmarried Couples 1200 725 Alfred Ip

Intestacy Issues for Unmarried Couples

Regardless of the type of relationship you are in, having a Will ensures that partners will be provided for and have legal means of inheritance in the case of an unfortunate death.

BDB Pitmans | British Citizenship for Hong Kong Nationals: Navigating the Visa and Tax Rules 1200 627 Hugill & Ip

BDB Pitmans | British Citizenship for Hong Kong Nationals: Navigating the Visa and Tax Rules

Hong Kong citizens considering moving to the UK will evidently have many considerations to weigh up, and one of these is likely to be the application of tax.

Hong Kong: a Hub for the Biotech Industry 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Hong Kong: a Hub for the Biotech Industry

Why Hong Kong is such a great place to set up biotech business projects and outline some of the specific aspects for companies, whilst also keeping an eye on some important considerations

Taylor Vinters | Maternity and Paternity Leave Changes 1600 1131 Hugill & Ip

Taylor Vinters | Maternity and Paternity Leave Changes

The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 increases the period of paid statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks

Podcast S2E6 | Private Client: Estate Administration 1600 583 Alfred Ip

Podcast S2E6 | Private Client: Estate Administration

Jacqueline Cheng and Alfred Ip discuss the main steps in estate administration: collection of assets, payment of debts, distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries.

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation 800 597 Hugill & Ip

LexisNexis | Conflicting Wishes of the Settlor and Courts’ Interpretation

As part of a thorough Estate Planning, a Will and a Trust usually complement each other, however in some circumstances the terms of the two documents may conflict.

Immigration Update: Visa Renewal / Extension of Stay 1800 1044 Adam Hugill

Immigration Update: Visa Renewal / Extension of Stay

New arrangements have been put in place for Hong Kong non-permanent residents – who are currently outside Hong Kong – and whose visas have expired or will expire soon

Visitation and Access to Children 1920 700 Hugill & Ip

Visitation and Access to Children

Disagreements on children custody are emotionally draining. What considerations are key to try and reach an agreement, simplifying the whole process?

Immigration Offences on Employment 1600 1067 Adam Hugill

Immigration Offences on Employment

All visitors to Hong Kong that do not have the right of abode will be subject to a condition of stay. Any contravention is a criminal offence, resulting in a fine and even imprisonment.

STEP Hong Kong | Removal of Trustees 1480 896 Hugill & Ip

STEP Hong Kong | Removal of Trustees

What happens when a beneficiary is displeased with the actions of a trustee, and what methods of legal recourse are available?

International Estate Planning: Worldwide Wills vs Multiple Wills 1200 801 Alfred Ip

International Estate Planning: Worldwide Wills vs Multiple Wills

Private Client lawyers can guide you through the most efficient international Estate Planning options which fit your specific circumstances and wishes

Our 2020 in Review 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

Our 2020 in Review

Despite 2020 being a challenging year in Hong Kong and globally, we wish to focus on the positives and on the milestones that Hugill & Ip have achieved. We are looking forward to a 2021 filled with success, joy and especially good health for everyone!

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