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Can a tenant get away with its payment obligations in view of COVID-19 and Government Closure Orders?

In our previous article, we reported that the court had refused to frustrate a tenancy agreement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social disruption: The Center (76) Limited v… LEARN MORE

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Security of Payment Provisions in Public Works Contract Effective – Your Need to Know
15 October 2021, Construction, Legal Alert, by Joseph Chung,

In our Client Alert dated 26 March 2021, we reported that the Government had released a draft Technical Circular on the implementation of the spirit of Security of Payment Legislation… LEARN MORE

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How to Transfer Personal Information out of China under the Personal Information Protection Law

The Personal Information Protection Law (the “PIPL”) will take effect on 1 November 2021. It follows the fundamental rules on protecting personal information under the Cybersecurity… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong consults on listing framework for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)

On 17 September 2021, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a consultation paper seeking market feedback on proposals to create a listing regime for SPACs… LEARN MORE

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New legal regime for cross-boundary matrimonial and family cases and guidance note on case management in children and ancillary relief proceedings

The green light was recently given for two substantive changes in family law practice. First, on 15 February 2022, the Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal… LEARN MORE

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The launch of Wealth Management Connect – cross-boundary fund distribution across the Greater Bay Area gets the green light

Background On 10 September 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and People’s Bank of China (PBoC)released their respective implementation rules in connection with the… LEARN MORE

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A dialogue with Deacons: New climate-related risk requirements for Hong Kong fund managers

In seeking to address the impact of climate change within Hong Kong’s fund management industry, the SFC has introduced new climate-related regulatory requirements for fund managers… LEARN MORE

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Tackling Chinese counterfeits is not child’s play

Did you know? At the end of last year, US Customers and Border Protection officers seized around US$1.3 million worth in China counterfeit toys at the Port of New York and New… LEARN MORE

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Climate-related risk requirements for fund managers

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced details of requirements for fund managers to address climate change in their investment and risk management processes… LEARN MORE

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Legal Update on the New Requirements for Employers under the Personal Information Protection Law in China

On 20 August 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and… LEARN MORE

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