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New development in insurance regime: Insurance Amendment Bill and Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill

Two new bills, the Insurance Amendment Bill and the Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill have recently been gazetted making significant changes to the regulatory regime for insurance… 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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Competition Commission entered into Memorandum of Understanding with Securities and Futures Commission to enhance cooperation
15 May 2020, Competition, Legal Alert

On 28 April 2020, the Competition Commission entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to enhance their cooperation and… 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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The newly released Building Information Modelling contract conditions by HKIS

In line with the global trend, the HKSAR government has been actively promoting the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in major capital projects. However, without clear… LEARN MORE

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The perils of wishing a customer “Happy Birthday”

Did you know? The Privacy Commissioner is taking a stricter stance in relation to the collection of data subjects’ dates of birth. Why does this matter to you? It is common for… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong: Trademark Practice - Small changes, big differences

Significant changes are expected to be introduced to the trademark law of Hong Kong to cater for the examination, acceptance and administration of the International Registration… 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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Competition Tribunal handed down Pecuniary Penalty Judgement against decoration contractors

On April 29, 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) handed down its first ever pecuniary penalty judgment against ten decoration contractors (Penalty Judgment), whom… LEARN MORE

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Competition Tribunal sets out structural framework for pecuniary penalty assessment in landmark judgement

On 29 April 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) handed down its first ever judgment on pecuniary penalties against ten decoration contractors (Penalty Judgment)… LEARN MORE

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