Nick Dealy and Ashima Sood have contributed the Hong Kong chapter for the 2021 International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Competition Litigation. The chapter covers common issues in competition litigation law and regulations in Hong Kong, including interim remedies, final remedies, evidence, justification/defences, timing, settlement, costs, appeal, leniency and anticipated reforms.
Upon divorce, the Hong Kong Court has the power to make orders for financial provision between spouses. In making such orders, the Court has a duty to consider various matters which are set out in Section 7(1) of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance, Cap. 192 (“MPPO”) including the parties’ financial resources and all the other relevant circumstances of the case.
Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is never easy. It is often made more difficult and stressful because of concerns about the legal and practical issues that will need to be resolved. After you have made up your mind to separate, you will have to decide whether the timing is right, how to break the news to your significant other and deal with the aftermath, the financial and childcare arrangements, the legal procedures you should follow, the legal costs involved, and so on and so forth.
Chambers Global Practice Guides provide in-house counsel with expert legal commentary on the main practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world. The guides focus on the practical legal issues affecting business and enable the reader to compare legislation and procedure across a range of key jurisdictions.
Gall has contributed an article on Remote Hearings in Hong Kong’s High Court During COVID-19 to Lexis Nexis’ “The New Normal Guide 2020”. In the article, Nick Gall, Felda Yeung and Kritika Sethia explore the use of technology in court proceedings, including key considerations and challenges.
Nick Gall was quoted extensively in a feature in ALB’s August 2020 issue exploring how the pandemic has sped up the adoption of technology, including in the disputes hearing process. He shared his experience advising the plaintiff in Hong Kong’s first telephonic hearing in Cyberworks Audio Video Technology Limited v Mei Ah (HK) Company Limited & Ors and was quoted saying “if this is the ‘new normal’ then lawyers and clients will have to learn to collaborate and change the way they usually work together.”
Andrea Randall has written an article on PTRs for Human Resources Online which explores the effectiveness of appropriate and reasonable PTRs in employment contracts which seek to restrict the post-termination activities of a departing employee with the aim of protecting the employer’s business.
In a column for Hong Kong Lawyer, Ashima shares her experiences of being part of an all women’s dragon boat team called ‘Yes She Can’, the benefits and challenges of paddling, and the importance of finding time to unwind.
This article considers the pro-arbitration approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of a recent case. It also considers other significant initiatives and developments in the arbitration regime concerning interim measures from mainland courts, arbitration of Russia-related disputes and the new online dispute resolution platform.
The ICLG to restructuring and insolvency covers common issues in restructuring and insolvency, including issues that arise when a company is in financial difficulties, restructuring options, insolvency procedures, tax, employees, and cross-border issues.