COVID-19

Our series of legal insights related to the coronavirus pandemic

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 Hugill & Ip

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

Commercial Contracts and the Importance of the Force Majeure Clause

Commercial Contracts and the Importance of the Force Majeure Clause 1600 1065 Christopher Hooley

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the critical importance of good business management and forward planning and of sound risk management in respect of all contractual and legal obligations

New Relief Measure During COVID-19 Pandemic: Hong Kong Launches Employment Support Scheme

New Relief Measure During COVID-19 Pandemic: Hong Kong Launches Employment Support Scheme 1200 800 Adam Hugill

The Hong Kong government takes unprecedented measures to ensure some 1.5 million workers continue to be employed and rolls out an unprecedented HK$80 billion relief scheme

Executing Wills During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Executing Wills During the COVID-19 Pandemic 1500 996 Alfred Ip

COVID-19 has brought the issue to the foreground making people think about what can be done in advance to ensure that loved ones are protected and provided for if the worst happens. The first step to any estate planning is to draft a Will!

Remote Hearings for Civil Proceedings: How Will the Embrace of Technology Affect Hong Kong’s Legal System?

Remote Hearings for Civil Proceedings: How Will the Embrace of Technology Affect Hong Kong’s Legal System? 1080 810 Jonathan Gray

As other jurisdictions around the world continue to advance their use and incorporation of technology into their legal systems, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the growing calls to finally bring Hong Kong’s legal system into the digital age.

COVID-19 and Smartphone Tracking: You’re Being Watched!

COVID-19 and Smartphone Tracking: You’re Being Watched! 900 599 Carmen Tang

During the current pandemic, governments must ensure that the methods used to track citizens are no more than necessary, proportional with the purpose, and legal. Transparency from authorities is key for data protection and safeguarding the trust in governments.

HR Magazine | HR Uncovered: Rapidly Adapting Teams & Work Environments

HR Magazine | HR Uncovered: Rapidly Adapting Teams & Work Environments 1082 609 Hugill & Ip

Adam Hugill joins panel of legal and Human Resources pros with Employment Law perspective on issues employers / employees are facing during COVID-19 pandemic.

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