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Notarization: A General Overview 1200 675 Hugill & Ip

Notarization: A General Overview

A series of FAQs on the methods used to authenticate official documents which are referred to as notarization, apostille and legalisation

Mutual Wills: Ensuring Your Estate Passes to the Intended Beneficiaries 2048 1536 Leo Wang

Mutual Wills: Ensuring Your Estate Passes to the Intended Beneficiaries

Mutual Wills can be made between any two or more people who intend to bind each other to an estate plan. Whether they are the suitable tool for your own needs depends upon your circumstances.

Pink Friday | Making Rainbow Families Truly Visible 800 749 Hugill & Ip

Pink Friday | Making Rainbow Families Truly Visible

Making the invisible truly visible: this year celebration of LGBT+ inclusion takes a deeper meaning as it falls during The Shield of Justice campaign

Hong Kong Lawyer | Passing Over the Reigns 改朝換代 1920 1080 Hugill & Ip

Hong Kong Lawyer | Passing Over the Reigns 改朝換代

“Pass-over” Application under Section 36 of the Probate and Administration Ordinance, Cap. 10
根據《遺囑認證及遺產管理條例》(第10章)第36條提出的「替代」申請

All You Need to Know about Compulsory Sales 1200 675 Hugill & Ip

All You Need to Know about Compulsory Sales

This Q&A answers some frequently asked questions that individual owners have when they face such an application

Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime Comes Into Effect Today 600 400 Jade Tang

Phase 2 of the New Inspection Regime Comes Into Effect Today

Phase 2 of the new inspection regime of the register of the Companies Registry come into effect on 24 October 2022, allowing Hong Kong companies to limit disclosure to the general public certain personal information of their directors and secretaries

Developing an Estate Plan for the Protection of Children with Special Needs 1200 725 Hugill & Ip

Developing an Estate Plan for the Protection of Children with Special Needs

Estate and wealth planning is key for everyone, however families with children affected by disabilities must pay extra attention when making such plans.

Podcast S4E3 | Contentious Trusts & Estates: Family Disputes Involving Companies 1920 700 Alfred Ip

Podcast S4E3 | Contentious Trusts & Estates: Family Disputes Involving Companies

How family businesses and asset-holding companies can add complexity to family wealth disputes. Common scenarios and some of tips on how to best avoid them.

References – Cautionary Tales for Employers 1200 810 Adam Hugill

References – Cautionary Tales for Employers

Requesting references for prospective employers is common practice: what do you need to know when requesting or providing references?

M&A: A Quick Look Into Due Diligence 1600 1131 Harry Tang

M&A: A Quick Look Into Due Diligence

Due diligence remains an essential exercise during or prior to any potential transaction. Not only does it provide a clearer picture of how a target company operates, but it also determines the commerciality of the potential transaction, as well as providing points for negotiation between the parties. There are a wide range of areas to be considered by parties – this article highlights the more common and significant areas to be considered by potential purchasers and sellers in due diligence.

Civil Litigation Explained: Injunctions 1600 583 Hugill & Ip

Civil Litigation Explained: Injunctions

Injunctions are equitable remedies. Accordingly, applicants are required to act without undue delay to preserve their rights. They must also act reasonably and conscionably.

How Confidential Are Arbitration Proceedings? 1200 797 Jonathan Gray

How Confidential Are Arbitration Proceedings?

While confidentiality in arbitration proceedings is broadly protected under the Arbitration Ordinance and common law, there are nonetheless exceptions where disclosure is permitted. More importantly, it should not be assumed that disputes over disclosure of confidential material relating to arbitrations conducted will necessarily be heard by a Hong Kong Court or determined in accordance with the law.

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