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Proposed Amendments of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Proposed Amendments of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance 600 397 Carmen Tang

When can we expect proposed amendments of the PDPO, if passed, to enhance the protection of personal data privacy in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Economic Times | 港企私隱意識增 加強培訓添保障

Hong Kong Economic Times | 港企私隱意識增 加強培訓添保障 800 600 Hugill & Ip

Hong Kong companies’ privacy awareness rises, strengthening training to enhance protections.

HR Magazine | Getting HR ready for 2021

HR Magazine | Getting HR ready for 2021 1200 792 Hugill & Ip

HR Magazine spoke with Adam Hugill for advice on what HR should be aware of legally in terms of the new requirements for paid statutory maternity leave, and handling leave during WFH, quarantine and in times of limited businesses.

Taylor Vinters | Maternity and Paternity Leave Changes

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

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

Immigration Update: Visa Renewal / Extension of Stay

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

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

Maternity Leave Amendments Take Effect Today

Maternity Leave Amendments Take Effect Today 1600 583 Hugill & Ip

Steps forward have been implemented on statutory maternity and paternity leave in Hong Kong

Advances in Equality for Same-sex Couples Under Inheritance Law

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

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.

The Limited Partnership Fund Bill

The Limited Partnership Fund Bill 600 750 Christopher Hooley

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.

Hong Kong Reviews the Minimum Wage Amount Taking Effect from 1 May 2019

Hong Kong Reviews the Minimum Wage Amount Taking Effect from 1 May 2019 829 500 Adam Hugill

The debate about the minimum wage in Hong Kong was intended to devise an optimal statutory regime to forestall excessively low wages. Some progress has been made, but not enough according to some.

New Version of Hong Kong International Arbitration Rules Coming Into Force Today

New Version of Hong Kong International Arbitration Rules Coming Into Force Today 1050 700 Alfred Ip

Relevant to the use of technology, third party funding, multi-party and multi-contract arbitrations, the early determination of disputes, among many others

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