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Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law 1800 1209 Alfred Ip

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

A step forward for LGBT rights with Hong Kong Courts granting equal treatment under its succession laws. Last year Edgar Ng Hon-lam applied for a judicial review upon learning that the matrimonial home he owns could not be passed to his husband in case he died intestate.

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills 1200 800 Alfred Ip

Pitfalls of Homemade Wills

Homemade Wills often present more problems than solutions. Will drafting should always been done properly by professional lawyers with specific experience in Estate Planning.

Asialaw | Hugill & Ip strengthens corporate and commercial practice with new hire 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

Asialaw | Hugill & Ip strengthens corporate and commercial practice with new hire

Hugill & Ip has announced the recruitment of Jade Tang as partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial team. She (has joined the firm in June 2020) and will be working together with co-heads Christopher Hooley and Gary Wong. Tang specialises in corporate and commercial law and has an extensive knowledge of employment and business immigration issues.…

World Litigation Forum | Civil litigation and the COVID-19 pandemic 1600 900 Hugill & Ip

World Litigation Forum | Civil litigation and the COVID-19 pandemic

Carly Fan and Carmen Tang discuss the impact of COVID-19 on civil litigation. They go through the issue of Force Majeure clauses and changes related to court hearings in Hong Kong. These include legal basis of remote hearings and new modes that have been recently implemented, for example video and telephone conferencing facilities, as well…

Podcast S2E2 | Dispute Resolution: Freezing Orders and Anton Pillers 1600 583 Jonathan Gray

Podcast S2E2 | Dispute Resolution: Freezing Orders and Anton Pillers

Jonathan Gray and Matthew Love discuss the topic of freezing orders and Anton Pillers in Hong Kong. They highlight key considerations and pitfalls when applying for such orders.

The Limited Partnership Fund Bill 600 750 Christopher Hooley

The Limited Partnership Fund Bill

The Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance takes effect today. It provides much more flexibility than the Limited Partnership Ordinance and setting up onshore Limited Partnership Funds in Hong Kong will become a more valuable option.

Employment: Discrimination Because of Pregnancy 1920 1080 Adam Hugill

Employment: Discrimination Because of Pregnancy

Adam Hugill discusses Hong Kong’s employment laws related to discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and practical guidance for employers and employees.

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

LexisNexis Webinar | Estate Planning to Avoid Family Disputes

Alfred Ip and Kerby Lau discuss the importance of proper estate planning and the probate process in Hong Kong while also highlighting some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Employment Support Scheme (ESS): Phase 2 Kicks Off 1200 797 Adam Hugill

Employment Support Scheme (ESS): Phase 2 Kicks Off

The scheme established by the HK SAR Government during the COVID-19 pandemic to support employers opens applications from 31 August 2020 and covers the September-November period

Tax and Estate Planning When Moving to the UK 1200 798 Alfred Ip

Tax and Estate Planning When Moving to the UK

When planning to relocate from Hong Kong to the UK, it is crucial to avoid unpleasant surprises from the UK tax law system, that could have a significant impact on personal and family wealth.

Immigration to the UK: Preparatory Legal and Tax Steps 1800 1136 Hugill & Ip

Immigration to the UK: Preparatory Legal and Tax Steps

Alfred Ip of Hugill & Ip discusses with Julia Jackson and Matthew Braithwaite of Wedlake Bell issues related to immigration. The preparatory steps when applying for resident status in the UK are not only crucial from an immigration point of view, but also in terms of wealth planning. From income and property tax to inheritance,…

LexisNexis | Child Custody and Support Upon the Death of a Parent 1200 800 Hugill & Ip

LexisNexis | Child Custody and Support Upon the Death of a Parent

In the eventuality of the death of a parent with minor children, is child custody and maintenance affected? How so? Protecting the best interests of your child becomes key!

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