COVID-19

Our series of legal articles related to the coronavirus pandemic

How’s the COVID-19 Emergency Impacting Estate Planning?

How’s the COVID-19 Emergency Impacting Estate Planning? 600 512 Alfred Ip

During the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s understandable that many people start thinking if they have properly taken care of their affairs: setting up or reviewing how to protect your assets and loved ones becomes paramount.

HR Magazine – APAC News | Employment law issues abound amid HK turmoil

HR Magazine – APAC News | Employment law issues abound amid HK turmoil 1600 1006 Hugill & Ip

In past 12 months the social unrest immediately followed by COVID-19 has given rise to unique employment law issues that thrust HR to the very centre of businesses.

Employment Support Scheme (ESS): Applications to Commence Next Week

Employment Support Scheme (ESS): Applications to Commence Next Week 927 740 Adam Hugill

Further clarifications have been announced by the Hong Kong SAR Government as employers start submitting the new subsidy scheme applications on 25 May 2020

Medical Negligence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Medical Negligence During the COVID-19 Pandemic 1200 1200 Carmen Tang

What constitutes medical negligence? Are there any cases of medical negligence related to COVID-19 in Hong Kong? What are relevant concerns? How could this impact healthcare practitioners?

Employment Support Scheme (ESS) Update

Employment Support Scheme (ESS) Update 1200 800 Adam Hugill

Muddling through the new Employment Support Scheme launched by Hong Kong Government during the COVID-19 pandemic: enhancements and clarifications are expected to follow next week!

COVID-19 and the Potential Long-term Benefits of Electronic Notarization

COVID-19 and the Potential Long-term Benefits of Electronic Notarization 1200 800 Alfred Ip

The implementation of technology-driven procedures has undeniable advantages on the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall notarial practice. How could Hong Kong implement Remote Online Notarizations?

Data Privacy Risks While Working From Home

Data Privacy Risks While Working From Home 1200 811 Carmen Tang

Employers should always keep in mind data privacy risks: flexibility and clear response management procedures enable businesses to operate more smoothly, even when working remotely.

COVID-19: 100% Government-Guaranteed Financing for SMEs

COVID-19: 100% Government-Guaranteed Financing for SMEs 774 718 Gary Wong

The loans will facilitate SME’s cash flow during the coronavirus emergency, however the requirement of a ‘personal guarantee’ has implications that need to be fully understood.

COVID-19: Protecting Your Child’s Data Privacy

COVID-19: Protecting Your Child’s Data Privacy 900 661 Carmen Tang

Schools and parents should take all practicable steps to ensure that the devices, software, and apps used by children are protecting their personal data privacy. Children should also be given guidance such protection practices.

Hong Kong Announces Its New Online Dispute Resolution Scheme

Hong Kong Announces Its New Online Dispute Resolution Scheme 1500 1125 Matthew Love

The Hong Kong Government announces its proposed Online Dispute Resolution scheme to allow some parties to deal with their COVID-19 related disputes online

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