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Hong Kong or UK: Where to Divorce?

Hong Kong has one of the highest percentage of expatriate populations in the world. Expatriates come to Hong Kong to explore opportunities. Unfortunately, Hong Kong also has the reputation as the ‘graveyard of marriages’.The question then becomes where should they file for divorce? Can they get a divorce in Hong Kong or do they have to return home? This article will set out the eligibility for filing for divorce in Hong Kong and examine the similarities and differences between the regime of the Hong Kong and the Courts of England and Wales.

Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia Contribute Practical Law Article on the Pro-Arbitration Approach of Courts in Hong Kong

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 Benefits of Collaborative Law During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hong Kong Courts were closed for several months and thousands of court hearings were adjourned during this General Adjourned Period (“GAP”). Although the Family Court has now reopened there are social distancing measures in place which mean that hearings are continuing to be adjourned. We expect this to be the ‘new normal’ for some time to come.

Gall Hosts Insolvency Webinar with Lexology on 11th June, 2020

COVID-19 has created unforeseen challenges for businesses all over the world with an impact so far-reaching that several organisations are no longer able to survive. Governments have swiftly enacted relief measures but the financial consequences of the pandemic on businesses is unprecedented. Some common law jurisdictions have created new insolvency law measures to tackle the uphill struggle businesses face, but what rescue options are available in Hong Kong?
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