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Irresistible roar of the Three Lions

Hong Kong, 16 June 2021: I’m feeling overwhelmed by nostalgia. This week, we’ve been told Hong Kong’s historic Post Office headquarters is destined for the wrecking ball to make way for commercial redevelopment; our famous Peak Tram is bidding farewell to its iconic retro-style carriages in a HK$700 million (US$90 million) upgrade; we’ve even had […]

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Tackling Employees’ Compensation fraud

By Stephanie Lai Hong Kong, 10 June 2021: Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, Cap.285 (“ECO”) in Hong Kong, it is mandatory for employers to take out insurance (commonly referred to as “EC Insurance”) and provide compensation for employees who sustain work injuries or death, regardless of whether employees have committed acts of faults or negligence […]

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Driving down a Covid cul-de-sac

Hong Kong, 9 June 2021: Who would own a car in Hong Kong? I did once – a gleaming Jaguar S-Type complete with “CHELSKI” number plate, no less – but eventually sold it. Too much hassle. Having your own car here makes little sense when traffic congestion is so chronic and public transport so good. […]

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Crypto regulation becomes a balancing act

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 8 June 2021: Stricter regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Hong Kong is in the offing. If government proposals are passed by the Legislative Council, as is expected, these businesses will require a licence from the Securities and Futures Commission and will only be allowed to provide services to professional […]

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Presentation lifts lid on ‘vibrant’ Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 7 June 2021: Life in Hong Kong amid significant legal and governmental change was the topic of an online presentation delivered by our Senior Partner Colin Cohen to a global audience. In a talk entitled “Hong Kong: Myth vs Reality”, he detailed key points of the territory’s national security law and electoral reforms […]

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A fistful of dollars, an armful of vaccine

Hong Kong, 2 June 2021: Money talks, especially in Hong Kong. Cash gives you the keys to this city. We have the world’s most expensive housing and the highest density of Rolls-Royce cars per capita. Some 515,000 citizens (around 7% of the population) are classed as multimillionaires. Last September, eager punters splurged HK$1.38 billion (a […]

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Ally Law shows resilience amid pandemic

Hong Kong, 31 May 2021: Colin Cohen has hailed the strong performance of global legal services network Ally Law amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The organisation has seen an increase in referral business and added new firms in several key jurisdictions to maintain its upward trajectory. “Referral income rose by more than 13% in 2020 compared […]

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Trapped aboard this rudderless ship

Hong Kong, 26 May 2021: For the past five years, BC&C has been delighted to sponsor the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Inter-School Sailing Festival at Middle Island. It’s a wonderful weekend, superbly organised, and the feelgood factor is tangible. My colleagues and I undertake the less-than-arduous task of hosting clients and business contacts to […]

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Immigration changes: what we know so far

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 24 May 2021: Amendments to Hong Kong’s immigration regulations have attracted much comment and are worthy of detailed analysis. In particular, new powers granted to the Director of Immigration are being queried by human rights lawyers and refugee NGOs, concerns which the government has robustly dismissed. The Immigration (Amendment) Bill […]

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Harnessing a world of experience

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 14 May 2021: It is worth noting that more than 80% of the young legal professionals in Boase Cohen & Collins attended foreign universities at some point in their studies. Most of them obtained degrees at overseas institutions while the remainder went for a term or longer on student exchange […]

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Irresistible roar of the Three Lions

Hong Kong, 16 June 2021: I’m feeling overwhelmed by nostalgia. This week, we’ve been told Hong Kong’s historic Post Office headquarters is destined for the wrecking ball to make way for commercial redevelopment; our famous Peak Tram is bidding farewell to its iconic retro-style carriages in a HK$700 million (US$90 million) upgrade; we’ve even had […]

Read more

Tackling Employees’ Compensation fraud

By Stephanie Lai Hong Kong, 10 June 2021: Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, Cap.285 (“ECO”) in Hong Kong, it is mandatory for employers to take out insurance (commonly referred to as “EC Insurance”) and provide compensation for employees who sustain work injuries or death, regardless of whether employees have committed acts of faults or negligence […]

Read more

Driving down a Covid cul-de-sac

Hong Kong, 9 June 2021: Who would own a car in Hong Kong? I did once – a gleaming Jaguar S-Type complete with “CHELSKI” number plate, no less – but eventually sold it. Too much hassle. Having your own car here makes little sense when traffic congestion is so chronic and public transport so good. […]

Read more

Crypto regulation becomes a balancing act

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 8 June 2021: Stricter regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Hong Kong is in the offing. If government proposals are passed by the Legislative Council, as is expected, these businesses will require a licence from the Securities and Futures Commission and will only be allowed to provide services to professional […]

Read more

Presentation lifts lid on ‘vibrant’ Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 7 June 2021: Life in Hong Kong amid significant legal and governmental change was the topic of an online presentation delivered by our Senior Partner Colin Cohen to a global audience. In a talk entitled “Hong Kong: Myth vs Reality”, he detailed key points of the territory’s national security law and electoral reforms […]

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