Bespoke WFH policies to minimise risks for employers

The world is gradually embracing remote working as an alternative way of work – hosting virtual meetings, supporting customers through online communications, and accessing data… LEARN MORE

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COVID-19 Anti-epidemic Fund: Second tranche of Employment Support Scheme announced

On 8 April 2020, the Government rolled out the first tranche of the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) for subsidising wages of employees (see our client alerts dated 14 and 20 May… LEARN MORE

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COVID-19 outbreak and the Hong Kong construction industry
05 August 2020, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen, Tamara Liu

On 27 July 2020, the Centre for Health Protection reported a large-scale outbreak cluster on a construction site at the Peak with 13 workers of Kin Shing (Leung’s) General Contractors… LEARN MORE

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HK SFC Annual Report in the COVID-19 era

On 24 June 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its latest Annual Report, covering the 12-month period to 31 March 2020. As in previous years, the report… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints: embracing change and the new (Covid-19) norm

Five months into its Covid-19 pandemic period, Hong Kong seems to have settled into a new “normal” mode of operating, while many other regions still face devastating challenges… LEARN MORE

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COVID-19 Anti-epidemic Fund: Tax exemption on government subsidies

In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Government of Hong Kong has taken historic measures to restore confidence and liquidity to the economy. Such measures have taken… LEARN MORE

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Government announces penalty formula of the Employment Support Scheme

The government has rolled out a series of measures to relieve the economic impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced under the second round Anti-epidemic Fund,… LEARN MORE

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COVID-19 Anti-epidemic Fund: Government announces implementation details of the Employment Support Scheme

On 8 April 2020, the Government announced a HK$137 billion package of anti-epidemic measures to be rolled out, including the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) with a proposed budget… LEARN MORE

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HKMA's Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme

To provide immediate relief for cash flow pressures faced by corporate borrowers (in particular small and medium sized corporates) during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong… LEARN MORE

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Public gathering ban: clear exemption for shareholders' meetings of listed companies effective from 8 May 2020

With a view to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong Government has introduced measures to implement social distancing, including, among other things, the Prevention… LEARN MORE

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