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Non-Hong Kong companies: new disclosure requirements

On 17 June 2019, the Companies Registry announced that the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation… LEARN MORE

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Aggressive sales tactics: Call for mandatory cooling-off period for gyms and beauty parlours

Introduction In 2018 alone, the Consumer Council received a total of 3,718 consumer complaints relating to sales malpractices – a record high in recent years. Further, Customs… LEARN MORE

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Enforcement of Mainland judgments in Hong Kong: Further guidance from Hong Kong Court

Last year, Deacons reported on a Hong Kong High Court case The Export-Import Bank of China v Taifeng Textile Group Company Limited & Another (HCMP 3012 & 1684/2015; [2018]… LEARN MORE

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First of its kind: The Hong Kong Companies Court recognises a Japanese Winding Up

In recent years, the Hong Kong courts have been required to deal with a significant number of cases concerning cross border insolvency.  Most notably, a number of cases have arisen… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong court finds third party bound by arbitration agreement

In Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Company Ltd v Fan Ji Qian, HCMP 1954/2018, Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance granted the Plaintiffs an anti-suit injunction, restraining the… LEARN MORE

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A brief discussion on laws in Hong Kong and China regarding cross-border marriage

Introduction Cross-border marriage between individuals from Hong Kong and Mainland China has become increasingly common in recent years, as Hong Kong and the Mainland have developed… LEARN MORE

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Triumph of the Rainbow: CFA recognises spousal benefits and joint-tax right for same-sex married couples

After the issue of whether same spousal benefits and tax reporting rights shall equally apply to same-sex married couples had been vigorously argued in the Court of First Instance… LEARN MORE

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Deeper data compliance and protection requirements – China releases Data Security Management Measures (draft for public comments)

Data security is one of the key emphases prescribed under China’s Cyber Security Law (CSL), which came into force in 2017. On 28 May 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China… LEARN MORE

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New registration requirement under the Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services

On 26 April 2019, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) issued a statement introducing certain amendments to the current Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange introduces specific suspension requirement for listed issuers with disclaimer or adverse audit opinions

On 24 May 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) released its conclusions on the consultation paper published last September on the proposal to introduce a specific… LEARN MORE

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