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A quickstep towards tighter restrictions

Hong Kong, 25 November 2020: It takes two to tango, we’re told, but only one infected person is needed to act as a “super spreader” of Covid-19. As a consequence, Hong Kong has danced its way into a renewed coronavirus crisis and we face a tightening of social distancing restrictions once more. Our government confirmed […]

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BC&C maintains support for legal education

Hong Kong, 24 November 2020: Lisa Wong has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ ongoing support for legal education after presenting the firm’s annual student prize at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law. The BC&C Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Michelle Tsang for her excellent work while studying […]

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Talk is cheap, understanding is priceless

Hong Kong, 18 November 2020: Some people won’t listen. They simply refuse to countenance another point of view. They are deaf to reasoned, logical analysis and, when others fail to agree with them, bitterness and resentment set in. This can lead to recriminations and, occasionally, unlawful conduct. With Hong Kong society polarised by civil unrest […]

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BC&C shortlisted for five awards

Hong Kong, 16 November 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins has been shortlisted in five categories – a record for the firm – at the forthcoming Hong Kong Law Awards. The firm is again nominated for Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year, an award it has won for the past two years, and is […]

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An injection of hope amid travel impasse

Hong Kong, 11 November 2020: This pandemic-weary world could do with a shot in the arm right now and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer believes it can provide one. The American firm and German partner BioNTech this week announced their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective in trials involving some 43,000 volunteers, an impressive statistic considering […]

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Tide is turning on LGBTQ+ issues

Amid government inertia, members of Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community are still forced into expensive and time-consuming court actions to earn certain basic rights. Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Associate Alice Cabrelli and Trainee Angie Liu examine two important judgments. Hong Kong, 9 November 2020: Research reveals there is increasing support among the Hong Kong public […]

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Colin Cohen ‘honoured’ to accept insurance role

Hong Kong, 6 November 2020: Colin Cohen will continue his regulatory role in the insurance industry after being named as a member of the Insurance Authority’s newly formed Disciplinary Panel Pool. The DPP, which comprises Insurance Authority board members and other experienced professionals from the legal, financial and other sectors, will be the industry’s new […]

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Welcome to the Hotel Hong Kong, enjoy your stay

Hong Kong, 4 November 2020: As someone who endured two weeks home quarantine early in the coronavirus pandemic – voluntarily, it should be stressed, I was being a responsible citizen – I can tell you it is no fun at all. Even with all the familiar comforts of my decently sized flat, regular video calls […]

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Inconsistent rules are difficult to digest

Hong Kong, 28 October 2020: Good news! From this Friday, you can dine with five of your friends in a restaurant thanks to further relaxation of government-imposed social distancing restrictions. The catch? You will need to split up immediately upon leaving the premises as public gatherings are still limited to four people. Of course, this […]

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Moot showcases emerging legal talent

Hong Kong, 22 October 2020: Colin Cohen is impressed with the next generation of young lawyers across the region after acting as a judge in the 15th LAWASIA International Moot Competition. “The legal scholars taking part were generally outstanding, displaying extensive knowledge of the law and strong advocacy skills. The competition was further proof that the […]

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A quickstep towards tighter restrictions

Hong Kong, 25 November 2020: It takes two to tango, we’re told, but only one infected person is needed to act as a “super spreader” of Covid-19. As a consequence, Hong Kong has danced its way into a renewed coronavirus crisis and we face a tightening of social distancing restrictions once more. Our government confirmed […]

Read more

BC&C maintains support for legal education

Hong Kong, 24 November 2020: Lisa Wong has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ ongoing support for legal education after presenting the firm’s annual student prize at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law. The BC&C Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Michelle Tsang for her excellent work while studying […]

Read more

Talk is cheap, understanding is priceless

Hong Kong, 18 November 2020: Some people won’t listen. They simply refuse to countenance another point of view. They are deaf to reasoned, logical analysis and, when others fail to agree with them, bitterness and resentment set in. This can lead to recriminations and, occasionally, unlawful conduct. With Hong Kong society polarised by civil unrest […]

Read more

BC&C shortlisted for five awards

Hong Kong, 16 November 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins has been shortlisted in five categories – a record for the firm – at the forthcoming Hong Kong Law Awards. The firm is again nominated for Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year, an award it has won for the past two years, and is […]

Read more

An injection of hope amid travel impasse

Hong Kong, 11 November 2020: This pandemic-weary world could do with a shot in the arm right now and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer believes it can provide one. The American firm and German partner BioNTech this week announced their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective in trials involving some 43,000 volunteers, an impressive statistic considering […]

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