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Cutting the waste, if not the waist

Hong Kong, 24 January 2024: Legendary English magician PT Selbit is widely credited as the first person to perform the illusion of sawing a lady in half. His ingenious trick, which debuted at London’s Finsbury Park Empire in 1921, was a box office sensation. Selbit – famed for his showmanship – would heighten the sense […]

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Law & More: Episode 36 – Tim Bredbury

Hong Kong, 22 January 2024: In our latest Law & More, we welcome former footballer Tim Bredbury for a fascinating chat about his career and his thoughts on the game as it is today. Tim, born in Hong Kong, started out as a young professional with Liverpool in England before going on to play with […]

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GBA given data transfer boost

By John Zhou Hong Kong, 12 January 2024: A new scheme which enables easier cross-border data transfer within the Greater Bay Area (GBA) has just come into effect. The move is a significant milestone in the region’s long-term vision to become a global economic powerhouse. The initiative allows individuals and organisations in the nine mainland cities in the GBA and […]

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Farewell and good buy, say shoppers

Adelaide, 10 January 2024: The TARDIS, any science fiction fan will tell you, is the time machine in the long-running TV series Dr Who which enables the eponymous hero to flit between centuries while carrying out good deeds. Outwardly small – it is disguised as a police box, an obsolete type of telephone kiosk once […]

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Law & More: Episode 35 – Ramesh Vaidyanathan

Hong Kong, 8 January 2024: In this episode of Law & More, we are pleased to welcome globe-trotting corporate lawyer Ramesh Vaidyanathan. In a wide-ranging discussion, Ramesh talks about practising law in his native India and the country’s growing status as a world economic power. He also provides an insight into his role as President […]

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Michael Jackson joins Law Reform Commission

Hong Kong, 4 January 2024: Congratulations from all at BC&C to our Consultant Michael Jackson on his appointment by Chief Executive John Lee as a member of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) for a three-year term. Michael, currently Head of the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong, has been consulting for BC&C […]

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Inside information – the need to comply

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 2 January 2024: Listed companies have been reminded of the importance of having written guidelines and internal control policies concerning the disclosure of inside information following a significant ruling by the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT). The disciplinary body has sanctioned Mayer Holdings Limited and nine of its former senior executives […]

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Data leak highlights security flaws

By Claire Chow Hong Kong, 29 December 2023: Organisations have been reminded by the Privacy Commissioner to implement robust data protection measures after popular online marketplace Carousell suffered a “serious” leak of users’ personal information in January last year. After investigating the incident, Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has published a report which includes a list […]

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The legal fallout from workplace accidents

Hong Kong, 19 December 2023: Employers’ obligations and the rights of employees were discussed in detail when our Partner Jeffrey Chan and Consultant Teresa Leung gave a presentation on work-related accidents to a group of engineering professionals. The BC&C duo highlighted key provisions of the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (Cap 282) with a focus on what […]

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Court live streaming ‘to be limited’

Hong Kong, 18 December 2023: A Judiciary initiative to begin live streaming of court proceedings early next year will be “very limited” in its scope and will not involve juries or witnesses, Colin Cohen has told radio listeners. Speaking on RTHK Radio 3’s Backchat, he commented: “Open justice is a fundamental characteristic of our legal […]

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Home renovations: a call to action

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 1 March 2024: Stricter regulation of the home renovation sector appears likely following a damning Consumer Council report that unveils widespread malpractice, such as aggressive sales tactics, lack of transparency over costs and shoddy workmanship. The watchdog has recommended improved safeguards, including an accreditation system for firms and standard quotation […]

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A ‘win-win’ for two legal systems

By John Zhou Hong Kong, 27 February 2024: A new law facilitating the reciprocal enforcement of civil and commercial judgments by Hong Kong and Mainland courts has been in place for one month. Many in the legal and business community believe it is a milestone in cross-border co-operation. The Mainland Judgments in Civil and Commercial […]

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Law & More: Episode 37 – Sabrina Ho

Hong Kong, 26 February 2024: In the latest episode of Law & More, we are joined by Sabrina Ho, who is Vice Chair of Council at the historic Helena May in Central. Sabrina tells us about the club’s fascinating history and outstanding record of charitable work, as well as revealing her personal motivation for being […]

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The art of drawing a crowd

Hong Kong, 21 February 2024: Sixty years ago this month, a renowned Gothenburg gallery hosted an exhibition of contemporary paintings by avant-garde artists, including four works by an obscure Frenchman named Pierre Brassau. Critics gushed over his “powerful strokes” delivered with “the delicacy of a ballet dancer”, unaware that Brassau didn’t exist. The paintings had […]

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Avoiding a major event own-goal

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 20 February 2024: The fallout from star footballer Lionel Messi’s no-show in Hong Kong has highlighted the pitfalls of organising major sporting and entertainment events. Aside from the risk of reputational and financial damage for stakeholders when a large event encounters a serious problem, there are also legal ramifications to […]

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