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A tough job, judging by the political climate

Hong Kong, 13 January 2021: The world was a simpler place in September 2010. In Barrack Obama, the US had a first-term President who appeared intent on unifying the country; David Cameron was the newly elected Prime Minister of a UK firmly established as a seasoned member of the EU, he didn’t appear the sort […]

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Cookies and what you need to know

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 12 January 2021: Cookies, also known as HTTP Cookies, are text files which are stored on a user’s computer to enable website owners to identity the user’s computer or electronic device. They are generally used by website owners to track a user’s online behaviour or interaction with websites. These text […]

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Peace at last for sisters who ‘didn’t exist’

By Wendy Kwan Hong Kong, 11 January 2021: It is hard to believe that a significant number of people in Hong Kong have never had their birth registered. It means they exist without a birth certificate and are forced to live life under the radar with no ID card or passport. They cannot attend school […]

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We are still not learning our lessons

Hong Kong, 6 January 2021: Welcome back to my weekly missive, I hope you all had a pleasant festive season. It is usual at this time to make New Year’s resolutions in the interests of self-improvement. I’m no different, except my undertakings are pledged on behalf of the collective “we” – that is our community […]

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BC&C lawyers recognised for pro bono efforts

Hong Kong, 4 January 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins’ commitment to helping wider society has been underscored with seven awards in the Law Society of Hong Kong’s 2020 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. Senior Partner Colin Cohen, Partners Alex Liu and Lisa Wong and co-founder Melville Boase each received Gold Awards for completing […]

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An important post-Brexit IP update

By Susan Cheung Hong Kong, 28 December 2020: While the United Kingdom left the European Union earlier this year, on 31 January, it has continued to be bound by EU rules during an 11-month transition period. The period will end at 11:00pm GMT this coming Thursday, 31 December. This has consequences for individuals and businesses […]

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Patient waiting is not for everyone

Hong Kong, 23 December 2020: We’d all like to escape this Covid-19 nightmare, shake off our shackles and bolt to a world of freedom where we can do what we like without a care. Well, one 63-year-old coronavirus patient did exactly that last Friday, hightailing from a public hospital isolation ward and enjoying 54 hours […]

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A new life for all concerned

Adoption is an attractive option for couples seeking to build or expand a family or a single person wishing to look after a young relative. It also has many positive benefits for the child in question. Our Partner Lisa Wong examines how the process works in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, 21 December 2020: Numerous studies […]

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Political jabs come with the territory

Hong Kong, 16 December 2020: Such is the polarised nature of Hong Kong these days, even something as relatively straightforward as a public health initiative that would seem in everyone’s best interest becomes a political hot potato. So it is with our government’s welcome – and, it appears, judicious – procurement of coronavirus vaccines. The […]

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When the family environment is a precious gift

Fostering is an effective way of providing family life for children who cannot live with their own parents. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong examines how this valuable service is carried out in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, 14 December 2020: Parents are feeling the pressure again as Covid-19 causes schools to close once more […]

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A tough job, judging by the political climate

Hong Kong, 13 January 2021: The world was a simpler place in September 2010. In Barrack Obama, the US had a first-term President who appeared intent on unifying the country; David Cameron was the newly elected Prime Minister of a UK firmly established as a seasoned member of the EU, he didn’t appear the sort […]

Read more

Cookies and what you need to know

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 12 January 2021: Cookies, also known as HTTP Cookies, are text files which are stored on a user’s computer to enable website owners to identity the user’s computer or electronic device. They are generally used by website owners to track a user’s online behaviour or interaction with websites. These text […]

Read more

Peace at last for sisters who ‘didn’t exist’

By Wendy Kwan Hong Kong, 11 January 2021: It is hard to believe that a significant number of people in Hong Kong have never had their birth registered. It means they exist without a birth certificate and are forced to live life under the radar with no ID card or passport. They cannot attend school […]

Read more

We are still not learning our lessons

Hong Kong, 6 January 2021: Welcome back to my weekly missive, I hope you all had a pleasant festive season. It is usual at this time to make New Year’s resolutions in the interests of self-improvement. I’m no different, except my undertakings are pledged on behalf of the collective “we” – that is our community […]

Read more

BC&C lawyers recognised for pro bono efforts

Hong Kong, 4 January 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins’ commitment to helping wider society has been underscored with seven awards in the Law Society of Hong Kong’s 2020 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. Senior Partner Colin Cohen, Partners Alex Liu and Lisa Wong and co-founder Melville Boase each received Gold Awards for completing […]

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