Hong Kong Divorce Lawyer – How Matrimonial Assets be Divided on Divorce in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Divorce Lawyer – How Matrimonial Assets be Divided on Divorce in Hong Kong? Introductory Being a divorce lawyer in Hong Kong, I often need explain to clients the law on the adjustment of matrimonial asset and maintenance on divorce in Hong Kong.  Actually, adjustment of matrimonial assets and maintenance are generally two related aspect of one issue, which means the transfer of property from one party of the...

HKEX’s Consultation on Dual Class Shares Listing

HKEX’s Consultation on Dual Class Shares Listing After the Hong Kong Stock HKEX (HKEX)’s rejection of Alibaba’s listing application because of its dual class share structure (also known as Weighted Voting Rights structure, “WVR”) in 2014, the issue as to whether Hong Kong should admit WVR companies to listing has aroused great controversies. Subsequently, the top financial officials in the special administrative region...

New Changes to the Companies Ordinance – Significant Controller Register

February 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Company Law Practice in Hong Kong   |   0 Comments

New Changes to the Companies Ordinance – Significant Controller Register From 1 March 2018, companies incorporated in Hong Kong, except listed companies, are required to keep a significant controller register at their registered offices. This article will give a brief introduction of the newly enacted Division 2A, Part 12 of the Companies Ordinance, cap. 622 relating to the significant controller register, and their major implications...

Without Prejudice Letter – A Shield As Well As A Sword In Settlement Negotiation

January 04, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Litigation in Hong Kong Court   |   0 Comments

Without Prejudice Letter in Hong Kong litigation – A Shield As Well As A Sword In Settlement Negotiation Without Prejudice Letter – What is It? The nature and application of without prejudice correspondences are by no means strange to lawyers in common law jurisdictions.  Without prejudice communication is a branch of the law of evidence. Its primary purpose is to facilitate settlements in civil proceedings. Therefore,...

Probate in Hong Kong- What if Two Applications for the Probate of the same estate?

Probate in Hong Kong- What if Two Applications for the Probate of the same estate? Under Hong Kong law, the persons entitled for the application of a probate have different priority based on their relationship with the deceased. For example, the first priority goes to the deceased’ spouse, then children, then parents. What will happen if two persons in the same rank of priority both want to be the grantee and both make the...

A Brief Note on Removal of Directors under Hong Kong law and Australian law

A Brief Note on Removal of Directors under Hong Kong law and Australian law (Author, Mr. Edward Tai, consultant of our firm. Born and educated in Hong Kong, he is a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong, Australia (NSW & SA) and England & Wales. He started off his legal career by practicing as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong. After that, he went in-house in different roles of counsel, head of legal and/or company secretary...

Caveat Proceedings in Hong Kong: A Way to Contentious Probate

Regarding the Caveat Proceedings, the following is a summary of the laws as provided in the relevant Ordinance, rules and the Guide to Non-Contentious Probate Practice issued by High Court of Hong Kong : What Is Caveat? A caveat is a notice to the Probate Registry to do nothing without notice to the solicitor or the person who entered it.  In practice, if a person wishes to stop a grant from being sealed by the Probate Registry,...