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,...

Right of Abode in Hong Kong for Children Born to Hong Kong Permanent Resident outside Hong Kong

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Hong Kong Immigration and Visa   |   0 Comments

Hong Kong Immigration Lawyer – Right of Abode of Children Born to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident outside the Territory of Hong Kong SAR As a Hong Kong solicitor practicing in the area of immigration issues, we often receive inquiries regarding the right of abode issues, such as, right of abode of children born in the Mainland China a Hong Kong permanent resident, right of abode of children born overseas to Hong Kong...

Divorce in Hong Kong – How to Apply for Divorce within the First Year of Marriage

September 25, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Divorce and Family Law in Hong Kong   |   0 Comments

Divorce in Hong Kong – How to Apply for Divorce within the First Year of Marriage   Divorce in Hong Kong – the One-year Rule As stipulated by Section 12 of the Matrimonial Causes Ordinance (Chapter 179) , generally, no petition for divorce shall be presented to the court before the expiration of 1 year from the date of the marriage.  In another word, if the marriage has not yet lasted for one year, no application...

Insider Trading Law in Australia and Hong Kong – A Brief Comparison

Insider Trading Law in Australia and Hong Kong – A Brief Comparison   (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...

Application of Hong Kong Law Is No Panacea

Application of Hong Kong Law Is No Panacea In the ever increasing commercial intercourses between Hong Kong and the Mainland China, many of the related agreements are governed by Hong Kong law instead of the PRC law, despite that quite a lot of such agreements are largely performed in the Mainland China.  The reasons for this may be that the contracting parties (or one of them) are Hong Kong residents or companies, or that they...

Apology Ordinance

Many people regard “sorry” as the hardest word to say, yet it has been proven to be effective in helping settle disputes. Yet, overcoming the emotional barrier to utter the word is one thing, and getting around of the legal consequence is another. Fortunately, in Hong Kong, the Apology Bill was enacted on 13 July 2017. The Apology Ordinance is the first one of similar legislations in Asia, although the same has existed in other...

Arbitration Lawyer in Hong Kong – Costs involved in International Arbitration

July 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Arbitration in Hong Kong   |   0 Comments

1. The Categories of Costs There are mainly two categories of costs in international arbitration: (1) Cost of the reference, namely, the legal costs, expert costs and witnesses costs etc., which borne by each party respectively; (2) Costs of the award, mainly refers to the fees of arbitrators (the arbitral tribunal). (1) Cost of the reference In international arbitration, the legal costs are usually charged by hour.  However,...

A Brief Note on the Passing of Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill

June 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Arbitration in Hong Kong   |   0 Comments

The Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill (“Bill) was passed by Hong Kong’s legislature on 14 June 2017, following recommendations in the Law Reform Commission’s Report in October 2016. The Bill, expected to come into effect later this year, seeks to change the outdated (if not antiquated) common law doctrine of maintenance and champerty, which basically bans a third party from providing...

Hong Kong Lawyer- How to Restore a De-registered Company in Hong Kong

As a Hong Kong solicitor practicing in the area of corporate law, we often assist client to restore their de-registered company.  Here is a summary of the law and practice. Reasons to  Restore a De-registered company in Hong Kong? The reasons for restoring a company to the register usually  are the following:-   to enable a claim to be brought against the company  to deal with property which the company still owned when it...

Hong Kong Probate Lawyer – How Overseas Chinese Inherit Estate in Hong Kong

As a Hong Kong solicitor in the practice of probate and inheritance in Hong Kong, I have often received inquiry from overseas Chinese from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, etc regarding how to inherit deceased’s estate left in Hong Kong. I hereby provide a summary of the information below.  1.  Overseas Chinese to inherit the estate left under the deceased’s name in Hong Kong – A Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters...

Mutual Enforcement of Civil Judgments between Hong Kong and Australia

(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 etc.  In the last 10 years, he has been mainly focused in the law and commercial...

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...

Resealing a foreign probate or taking a fresh probate in Hong Kong?

July 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Inheritance, Will & Probate in HK and PRC   |   0 Comments

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Probate search Hong Kong – how to do a probate search in Hong Kong?

July 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Inheritance, Will & Probate in HK and PRC   |   0 Comments

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Inheritance law in Hong Kong – the Ordinance, rules, guidance and other sources of probate law in Hong Kong

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Testamental trust in Hong Kong – How to make testamental disposition of assets by testamental trust?

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Intestate Succession in Hong Kong – the Hierarchy of Entitlement for a Letters of Administration in Hong Kong

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Intestate Succession in Hong Kong: How to Distribute the Estate Assets

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Validity of Will in Hong Kong – The Key Elements

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