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Latest update on Construction Law

15 September 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm (HKT)

In this webinar, our speakers will give you an update on some judgments relating to construction law handed down by the Hong Kong Court in 2022 on the multi-tier sub-contracting practice, injunction refraining the surety from making payment under a surety bond and consolidation of arbitrations. In addition, our speakers will discuss the legislative amendments aimed at allowing outcome-related fee structures in arbitration.

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Defects Liability in Construction Projects

21 July 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm (HKT)

Defects can be a major source of disputes in construction projects, including what really constitutes a defect, a contractor’s obligations to rectify defects, and when the contractor’s obligations will come to an end. In this webinar, our speakers will look into this topic and explore the contractor’s obligations in both private and public construction projects. The webinar will also cover the issues about warranty.

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Arbitration in Hong Kong and India – Key Features and Enforcement of Awards

13 July 2022 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm (HKT)

When doing business in a foreign jurisdiction, one should not only be familiar with the foreign business environment but also their dispute resolution process. As arbitration is a common form of dispute resolution process for international businesses, in this webinar, the speakers will discuss and share their experiences with conducting arbitrations in India and Hong Kong.

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Re-domiciliation of funds from overseas to Hong Kong

6 July 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)

With a rising number of firms looking into re-domiciling their overseas funds to Hong Kong and structuring them as open-ended fund companies (OFCs), we are joined by an impressive line-up of speakers to share their insights on the following topics:

  • Benefits;
  • Feasibility assessment and preparation;
  • Application process and on-going compliance;
  • Case study: practical tips;
  • Grant scheme;
  • Tax, accounting and auditing issues.

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Public OFCs and ETFs – update on regulatory requirements and market trends

30 June 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)

In the webinar, we will provide an overview of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market and will discuss recent regulatory updates. We will also walk you through the application process for a public open-ended company (OFC), including the underlying key parties and documentation if an ETF is structured as an OFC.

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How families deal with new trend in Crypto Assets

21 June 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:15pm (HKT)

With the rise of digital economy and increasing interest in Crypto Assets investments, how can we equip ourselves in this virtual space? In this webinar, our moderator and speakers will explore the latest trends in private wealth investments and Family Offices in Hong Kong. They will also explain what you need to know about Crypto Assets and practical issues of disclosure, valuation and tracing of Crypto Assets in matrimonial proceedings, to be followed by a discussion on how family and private wealth lawyers can support Family Offices and private investors.

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Receivership in construction and property development projects

19 May 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm (HKT)

In this webinar, the speakers will explain the process of receivership, and how it is different from liquidation. They will also discuss: how receivership may impact a construction project; what if a party to the construction project goes into receivership; and what should the investor, employer and/or contractor do to safeguard their interests. These topics will be explored from the perspective of the lawyers and receivers.

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SFC authorised funds update

27 April 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)

The Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC’s) updated requirements for enhanced disclosures for authorised funds which incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as a key investment focus came into effect on 1 January 2022. To give an update on the SFC’s guidance plus other developments, Deacons is hosting a client webinar entitled “SFC authorised funds update” on Wednesday, 27 April.

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Introduction to the Hong Kong SPAC regime

7 April 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited announced new rules to create a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) that took effect on 1 January 2022. To give an overview of this new regime, Deacons is hosting a webinar for clients entitled “Introduction to the Hong Kong SPAC regime” on Thursday, 7 April.

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Asia Pacific Year in Review in Employment Law

25 January 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)

Our Employment and Pensions Partner Elsie Chan will share insights on Hong Kong employment law changes in 2021 and outlook for 2022 along with other speakers from Mainland China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan at the upcoming webinar hosted by Employment Law Alliance.

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Stay Up to Date on Legal Developments and Marketing Trends: NFTs and Data Privacy

10 September 2021 | 2:30pm – 4:45pm (HKT)

Deacons is pleased to co-host our “IP in Business – Deacons Afternoon Tea Series” with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). Our Partners, Catherine Zheng, Dora Si, Ian Liu and Kelley Loo will examine some of the legal issues arising from today’s multi-faceted fintech and digital assets industry.

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The Role of Patents in the Age of Covid-19

26 May 2021 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm (HKT)

Our “IP in Business – Deacons Afternoon Tea Series” aims to discuss some of the practical IP issues encountered by our clients today. In this session, our Intellectual Property Partner Jeffrey McLean and Patent Agent (PRC) Jennifer Mo will discuss the role of patents in the age of Covid-19.

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