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Noteworthy Developments in Competition Law 2020

Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a busy year in the competition law space in Hong Kong.  The year started off with the Hong Kong Competition Commission (“Commission”) commencing… LEARN MORE

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Human Resources & Compliance in New Era of China Civil Code and Judicial Interpretations

Along with the implementation of Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (“Civil Code”), which came into effect on 1 January 2021, several judicial interpretations have been… LEARN MORE

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The Impact of “EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment” on Employment in China

On 30 December 2020, China and European Union (“EU”) concluded in principle the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (“CAI”), a bilateral treaty that will replace existing… LEARN MORE

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Rome was not built in a day – It’s never too early to review your personal data protection practice in China!
06 January 2021, Intellectual Property, Legal Alert, by Dora Si, Andy Yu

Did you know? The long-awaited draft of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) was released for public consultation in October 2020. If enacted, it will be the first comprehensive… LEARN MORE

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Special arrangement for Visa Extension Application from overseas

In general, individuals admitted into Hong Kong under various types of visa may apply for extension of stay within four weeks before the date of expiry, and they must be physically… LEARN MORE

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Post Brexit: How Are Your Trade Marks Impacted?

The Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. Thereafter, EU trade marks… LEARN MORE

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A step forward in local legislation to implement reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial and family cases between Hong Kong and Mainland China
18 December 2020, Family Law, Legal Alert, by Paul Kwan, Cecilia Lau, Mandy Pang

The Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Bill (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Council on 2 December 2020. It… LEARN MORE

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China finally amends its Patent Law – Part 1: Enforcement
15 December 2020, Intellectual Property, Legal Alert, by Ian Liu, Shuwei Tang

Did you know? After more than a decade of discussion, China finally published the 4th amendment to the Patent Law on 17 October 2020.  The amendments will come into effect on… LEARN MORE

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OGP or not to OGP? That is the question…

Did you know? Almost a year ago, on 19 December 2019, the Hong Kong government introduced a new route for obtaining patents in Hong Kong. As a result, there are now three ways… LEARN MORE

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Abolition of double ad valorem stamp duty on non-residential property transactions
07 December 2020, Tax, Legal Alert, by Stefano Mariani,

In response to the extraordinary economic and social impact of the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis, the Government of Hong Kong has sought to provide support to the beleaguered… LEARN MORE

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