Gall Contributes Updated Version of Hong Kong Pensions Q&A for Pensions Global Guide

Andrea Randall and Joni Wong recently provided updates on their Practical Law Q&A guide to pensions law in Hong Kong for Pensions Global Guide. The Q&A gives a high level overview of the key practical issues including: state pensions; supplementary pensions; funding and solvency requirements; tax on pensions; business transfers; participation in pension schemes; and employer insolvency and overall scheme solvency.

Kenix Yuen Interviewed by Conventus Law on Mediation Gaining Traction in Hong Kong’s Legal Landscape

Hong Kong has long attracted business to its shores thanks to its robust, independent and highly respected legal system. Investors enjoy a high degree of confidence that they will be able to resolve their disputes through litigation and arbitration. Hong Kong, however, has been trying for more than a decade to grow the commercial space’s appetite for mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism.

Caroline McNally and Chantelle Woo Write Article for Family Law Journal on Enforcement of Maintenance Orders in Hong Kong

Caroline McNally and Chantelle Woo outline the steps to register and enforce England and Wales maintenance orders in Hong Kong in the context of the growing number of international families, amidst recent changes in procedure. The new procedure for enforcement of a maintenance order in Hong Kong by way of judgment summons is complex and will take time to be dealt with by the Hong Kong Courts.

Resolving a dispute – initial considerations

Stan Cheung and Nick Gall recently wrote an article on “Resolving a Dispute – Initial Considerations” for LexisNexis where they explored key factors and preparation to be taken before commencing litigation. As part of our collaboration with LexisNexis Adriel Wong also wrote a piece on “Substituted Service by Social Media” and Ashima Sood wrote about “International Enforcement of Default Judgements”.

Employment Spotlight: Post-termination restraints in Hong Kong – Wilson Cheung looks at some key issues surrounding post-termination restraints in Hong Kong

It is common to find employers imposing post-termination restraints (“PTRs”) on employees in order to restrict the post-termination activities of the employees with the aim of protecting the employer’s businesses.Post-termination restrictions are often used by employers to restrict an employee from: joining competitors; poaching employees; soliciting clients or customers; or dealing with clients or suppliers.