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Criminal Law Lecture reaches global audience

Hong Kong, 20 September 2021: Lord Ken Macdonald QC enthralled a global audience with his insight and observations into academic freedoms when he delivered the fourth HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture on Friday. His talk, “Free Speech in Universities”, examined how a combination of the UK government’s anti-terrorism legislation and a transatlantic “cancel […]

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Welcome to our 2021 trainees

Hong Kong, 17 September 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins extends a warm welcome to the firm’s latest Trainee Solicitor, Jasmine Kwong. She follows in the footsteps of colleague Gabriel Brettell who joined earlier this year. BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen is delighted to have the two new recruits on board. “Since we were founded in […]

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Old backdrop to a new political order

Hong Kong, 15 September 2021: “If you build it, they will come.” It’s a quote adapted from the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams in which a corn farmer in Iowa (played by Kevin Costner) risks his livelihood to construct a baseball diamond on his land and the ghosts of past players arrive to take […]

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China gets tough on data protection

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 10 September 2021: China’s long-awaited data privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), will take effect on 1 November. While the law does not directly apply to Hong Kong, which has its own Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, it does have extraterritorial application, meaning companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere […]

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BC&C student prize winner announced

Hong Kong, 9 September 2021: BC&C Partner Usha Casewell has praised the continuing excellence of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law after presenting the firm’s annual student prize. The Boase Cohen & Collins Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Jackie Leung, who recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in […]

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Senior citizens rocked by digital disarray

Hong Kong, 8 September 2021: Hongkongers of a certain vintage fondly recall Below the Lion Rock, a classic TV drama series that first aired in 1972. It depicted the lives of working people living in the public housing estates and cramped villages in the shadow of the eponymous 495m-high mountain which dominates the Kowloon skyline. […]

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Coping with a quarantine quandary

Travelling during a pandemic requires infinite patience and a willingness to adapt. Now back in Hong Kong and released from 14-day hotel isolation, BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen reflects on his eight-week adventure into the unknown. FLIGHT OF FANCY It’s mid-June, Hong Kong’s heat and humidity are oppressive and, like everyone, I’m growing pandemic-weary. I’m […]

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Uber uncertainty highlights need for reform

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 3 September 2021: How can a company maintain a high-profile presence in Hong Kong, renting office space and employing a significant number of staff, when its core service is deemed illegal? Welcome to the unusual world of Uber, the global ride-hailing giant which has thrived in this city despite government […]

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A failure to see the bigger picture

Hong Kong, 1 September 2021: The new school year has officially started today. Hundreds of thousands of eager students returning to classes, meeting old friends and making new ones, embracing the joys of learning and benefiting from the myriad educational, social and physical activities that schools offer and which are essential for their growth and […]

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Law & More: Episode 4 – Surrogacy

Hong Kong, 31 August 2021: We are delighted to publish the latest episode of Law & More, our podcast series which explores issues in the legal world and beyond. This time, our Partner Lisa Wong welcomes two guests, Senior Counsel Philip Dykes and Counsel Christina Tseng, to discuss the complex issue of surrogacy and the […]

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Criminal Law Lecture reaches global audience

Hong Kong, 20 September 2021: Lord Ken Macdonald QC enthralled a global audience with his insight and observations into academic freedoms when he delivered the fourth HKU-Boase Cohen & Collins Criminal Law Lecture on Friday. His talk, “Free Speech in Universities”, examined how a combination of the UK government’s anti-terrorism legislation and a transatlantic “cancel […]

Read more

Welcome to our 2021 trainees

Hong Kong, 17 September 2021: Boase Cohen & Collins extends a warm welcome to the firm’s latest Trainee Solicitor, Jasmine Kwong. She follows in the footsteps of colleague Gabriel Brettell who joined earlier this year. BC&C Senior Partner Colin Cohen is delighted to have the two new recruits on board. “Since we were founded in […]

Read more

Old backdrop to a new political order

Hong Kong, 15 September 2021: “If you build it, they will come.” It’s a quote adapted from the classic 1989 film Field of Dreams in which a corn farmer in Iowa (played by Kevin Costner) risks his livelihood to construct a baseball diamond on his land and the ghosts of past players arrive to take […]

Read more

China gets tough on data protection

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 10 September 2021: China’s long-awaited data privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), will take effect on 1 November. While the law does not directly apply to Hong Kong, which has its own Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, it does have extraterritorial application, meaning companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere […]

Read more

BC&C student prize winner announced

Hong Kong, 9 September 2021: BC&C Partner Usha Casewell has praised the continuing excellence of the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law after presenting the firm’s annual student prize. The Boase Cohen & Collins Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Jackie Leung, who recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in […]

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