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Immigration

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Seeking the right to remain in Hong Kong can be time-consuming, frustrating and expensive, not to mention stressful. Our immigration specialists are on hand to smooth the process, deal with your situation and reduce your worries.

Whether it is a visa matter, a passport complication or nationality question, we are highly experienced in the fluid and fluctuating world of immigration issues. We work closely with our contacts in the Hong Kong Immigration Department and maintain a network of trusted associates throughout the diplomatic community. We treat each case as unique and seek the quickest and most cost-effective route to the solution, irrespective of our client’s nationality.

Immigration cases can be emotive and high-profile, particularly if they involve human rights or asylum issues and carry with them the threat of deportation. Alleged breach of conditions or applications for extension of stay can be fraught with anxiety. At all times, we give your case the highest priority and treat it with sympathy, sincerity and skill.

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Let the quarantine games begin

Basel, 28 July 2021: As a criminal defence lawyer, my primary knowledge of “fencing” concerns the illegal practice of knowingly acquiring stolen goods and selling them for profit. Now, I’m more familiar with terms such as en-guarde, counter-parry and corps-a-corps after watching Edgar Cheung’s fencing triumph at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. In winning the […]

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Law & More: Episode 3 – Michael Hartmann

Hong Kong, 26 July 2021: We are pleased to publish the third episode of Law & More, our podcast series that explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen meets former Court of Final Appeal judge Michael Hartmann. In their wide-ranging discussion, Michael recalls his days as a […]

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Anti-doxxing proposals, fair or too far?

By Arthur Chan  Hong Kong, 23 July 2021:  Hong Kong’s authorities are taking concrete steps to clamp down on doxxing. The government is proposing tough new laws that will result in penalties not only for offenders, but also the tech platforms which display such data. As well, it wants the city’s privacy watchdog to be […]

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Comings and goings on Freedom Day

Basel, 21 July 2021: This week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has shrugged off the recent exodus of residents from Hong Kong, insisting this is the “best time” to live in our city. In the past few months, a significant number of people have left for good, with many relocating to the UK under its new […]

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Poised to take the quarantine penalty

London, 14 July 2021: Flight bans, quarantine measures and social distancing regulations are unfathomable to six-year-olds. They see the world in endearingly simple terms, a fact neatly illustrated by a recent video conversation with grandson Nathan. “Gung gung [grandfather], when are you coming home?” he wants to know. I say probably a few more weeks […]

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