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A day to remember for Claire Chow

Hong Kong, 28 September 2021: Many congratulations to Claire Chow who has become the latest member of Boase Cohen & Collins’ legal team to be admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. Work colleagues, family members and friends were present at the High Court on Saturday to witness her being admitted before the Honourable Mr […]

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Law & More: Episode 5 – Clive Grossman SC

Hong Kong, 23 September 2021: The latest episode of our Law & More podcast features one of Hong Kong’s most high-profile barristers, Clive Grossman SC. In a wide-ranging discussion, Clive tells our Senior Partner Colin Cohen about his upbringing and early legal career in Southern Rhodesia, his work in the pre-handover Hong Kong Legal Department […]

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Election ‘fever’ gives way to festive feeling

Hong Kong, 21 September 2021: In contrast to Hong Kong’s delayed election results (discussed in a moment), this week’s blog appears early and with good reason: tonight marks the Mid-Autumn Festival and tomorrow is a public holiday. Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival is when our city is […]

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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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Harbouring doubts about our exit plan

Hong Kong, 20 October 2021: Having lived in Hong Kong for 40 years, I’m sometimes guilty of being blasé about this wonderful city’s unique appeal. Boasting an exotic blend of ancient and modern, East meets West, downtown bustle versus country park tranquility, there is nowhere quite like it. And it appears many people agree, given […]

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Delaying tactics draw judge’s ire

By Insurance and Personal Injury Team Hong Kong, 19 October 2021: Parties involved in long-running personal injury cases have been warned that the courts will no longer tolerate unacceptable delays that result in even straightforward claims taking years to resolve. In particular, the courts will be prepared to impose sanctions on costs against anyone who […]

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Law & More: Episode 6 – Steve Vickers

Hong Kong, 15 October 2021: Steve Vickers is our guest in the latest episode of our Law & More podcast. After serving as a senior officer in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, when he led anti-triad operations and resolved numerous kidnapping incidents, Steve transitioned to the world of business. He is founder and CEO […]

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Logical thinking is being blown away

Hong Kong, 13 October 2021: Just four days after Hong Kong endured its first typhoon of the year, our city is being doused by a second one. Last Saturday, Tropical Storm Lionrock brought typically violent winds and torrential rain, causing the No.8 signal (the third-highest level of alert) to be in force for 22 hours, […]

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Mediterranean meet-up a tonic for Ally Law

Hong Kong, 12 October 2021: After a two-year wait due to the global pandemic, Boase Cohen & Collins was delighted to attend an in-person gathering of Ally Law firms last week. Partner Susan Cheung (pictured, second from left) represented the firm at the meet-up on the Greek island of Crete, joining attendees from Ally Law […]

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