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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.

‘The Court’s Costs Discretion in Contempt Proceedings’ – Stan Cheung discusses a recent Court decision which illustrates how the Hong Kong Court may exercise its wide discretion on costs in the context of contempt proceedings.

In a recent costs decision handed down in March 2018 in a committal proceedings, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) in China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd v Chun Hei Man [2018] HKEC 676 considered whether it could, in exercising the wide discretion on costs under Section 52A of the High Court Ordinance and O.62, r.2(4) of the Rules of the High Court, rely on matters or findings in the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal (“CA”) after the costs hearing had already taken place.

Gall announces Felda Yeung’s promotion to Senior Associate

The Firm is delighted to announce Felda Yeung’s promotion to Senior Associate. The promotion takes place with immediate effect. Felda joined Gall as a trainee solicitor in 2011 was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2013. She is a disputes lawyer experienced in commercial and civil litigation, with a focus on arbitration, contractual disputes and fraud investigations.

Gall announces Kenix Yuen’s promotion to Consultant

The Firm is delighted to announce Kenix Yuen’s promotion to Consultant. The promotion takes place with immediate effect. Kenix joined Gall in 2013. She is a senior disputes lawyer specialising in cross border commercial litigation and international arbitrations (in particular, involving element(s) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”)) covering contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, fraud and asset tracing, misrepresentation and mis-selling claims.