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Hong Kong Stock Exchange consults on paperless IPO and online display of documents

On 24 July 2020, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a consultation paper seeking public feedback on proposals to introduce a paperless listing and subscription… LEARN MORE

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Boring but important: new law requires Applicant Type and Place of Incorporation on trade mark filing

Did you know? The Trade Marks (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (the “Amendment Ordinance”) recently came into effect in Hong Kong on 19 June 2020. The purpose of the legislation is… LEARN MORE

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“Relaxing penalties”? Sounds like an oxymoron

Did you know? The Hong Kong courts are now relaxing the legal test on what is a “penalty” to allow a wider range of agreed damages in commercial contracts. Why does this matter… LEARN MORE

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Greater Bay Area introduces new Individual Income Tax incentives to attract foreign talent

In an effort to attract more foreign talent to work in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly… LEARN MORE

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Data protection authorities set out expectations in open letter to VTC companies

On 22 July 2020, data protection authorities from Australia, Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Switzerland and United Kingdom (together the Authorities), issued an open letter (Letter)… LEARN MORE

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Pilot Scheme on Facilitation for Persons Participating in Arbitral Proceedings in Hong Kong
15 July 2020, Construction, Legal Alert, by Leo Wong,

The Scheme On 29 June 2020, the Hong Kong Government launched the Pilot Scheme on Facilitation for Persons Participating in Arbitral Proceedings in Hong Kong (Scheme), under which… LEARN MORE

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China announced the 2020 Negative Lists for Foreign Investment Access

On 23 June 2020, the Chinese government announced the Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for Foreign Investment Access (2020 Edition) (2020 National Negative List)… LEARN MORE

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Amendments to statutory maternity benefits finally passed

On 9 July 2020, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill) was passed at the Legislative Council. The Bill introduces amendments to the Employment Ordinance (Ordinance) to extend… LEARN MORE

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OMG! Has China’s Supreme Court reversed its position on OEM trademark infringement? The implications of the HONDAKIT case

Foreign brand owners have often questioned whether they need a trademark registration in the PRC when engaging PRC factories for Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) activities.… LEARN MORE

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Amendments to ORSO passed: regulatory control on retirement schemes strengthened

On 17 June 2020, the Occupational Retirement Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Bill) was passed at the Legislative Council. The Bill introduces amendments to the Occupational Retirement… LEARN MORE

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