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Avoiding a divorce own-goal

By Gabriella Chan Hong Kong, 30 December 2022: It seemed a heavenly marriage but it is ending in hellish divorce. When Italy’s most glamorous couple, ex-footballer Francesco Totti and actress-model Ilary Blasi, split earlier this year, matters soon became messy. Claim and counter-claim of cheating, arguments over a pet cat and stories about hiding each […]

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Ally Law welcomes quartet of firms

Hong Kong, 23 December 2022: Global legal services provider Ally Law is delighted to welcome four new member firms, strengthening its presence in Europe and Central America. The arrivals underscore the successful work being carried out by Ally Law’s Expansion Committee, chaired by Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen. Hayes solicitors is a […]

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A fairytale finish amid trying times

Gold Coast, Australia, 21 December 2022: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Or, in Lionel Messi’s case, have multiple goes at it. The Argentine icon, playing in his fifth – and almost certainly last – World Cup at the age of 35, has finally lifted football’s most prestigious trophy thanks to his […]

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Anti-doxxing law begins to bite

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 12 December 2022: Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has secured the first conviction under the city’s new anti-doxxing regime while also making arrests in nine other suspected cases. These are the first significant actions under the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, which came into effect on 8 October last year […]

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Happy days are (almost) here again

Doha, 7 December 2022: Who doesn’t love a bit of Bing Crosby? The genial American crooner and actor – notable star of The Road to Hong Kong with buddy Bob Hope – always saw the sunny side of life, as illustrated by one of his biggest hits: You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positiveE-lim-i-nate the negativeAnd […]

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Ties renewed in Kuala Lumpur gathering

Hong Kong, 6 December 2022: A busy agenda and multiple networking opportunities highlighted Ally Law’s long-awaited Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Malaysia. The gathering was the region’s first in three years due to the global pandemic. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan and Associate April Kong were among the delegates who descended on EQ, […]

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Law & More: Episode 21 – Christine Loh

Hong Kong, 5 December 2022: In the latest episode of Law & More, we are delighted to welcome one of Hong Kong’s best-known public figures, Christine Loh. In her diverse and distinguished career, Christine has been a Legislative Councillor, academic, environmental campaigner, government minister, commodities trader and author. She speaks with our Senior Partner Colin […]

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A reminder about wage obligations

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 29 November 2022: The impact of Covid-19 on Hong Kong’s economy has been underscored by media stories about firms failing to pay wages on time and falling behind with pension fund contributions. But even in these difficult times, the government has made it clear employers are expected to meet their […]

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BC&C duo are admitted as Solicitors

Hong Kong, 28 November 2022: There were scenes of celebration outside the High Court in Admiralty on Saturday as Nicole Chong and Kyle Ho became the latest talented legal professionals with Boase Cohen & Collins to be admitted as Solicitors in Hong Kong. Family, friends and work colleagues were on hand to share their landmark […]

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Kicking Covid thoughts into touch

Doha, 23 November 2022: Brazilian football icon Pele popularised the phrase “the beautiful game” – o jogo bonito in his native Portuguese – although its exact origin is unclear. He had every reason to love his chosen sport: one of the finest players of all time, he won the World Cup on three occasions. His […]

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Move along, nothing to see here

Hong Kong, 1 February 2023: There is a wonderful sketch in BBC comedy classic The Two Ronnies where Messrs Corbett and Barker send up the uber-serious quiz show, Mastermind. Contestant Charlie Smithers (Corbett), having previously replied to questions before they were asked, this time answers the question before last, with hilarious results. Alas, nothing so […]

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Seeking a divorce? It’s good to talk

By Gabriella Chan  Hong Kong, 30 January 2023: Separation and divorce are, by nature, stressful. Couples who choose to go their separate ways inevitably have differences over matters such as children arrangements, assets, maintenance and numerous other personal issues to resolve.  In such circumstances, protracted court proceedings, with perceived taking of sides and associated costs, […]

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Ten takeaways from a month in Qatar

By Colin Cohen Hong Kong, 26 January 2023: It is several weeks since I boarded my Qatar Airways flight out of Doha to Brisbane for a festive break Down Under. Time enough to reflect on my trip to the World Cup, where the off-field experience was just as brilliant as the football. 1. When less […]

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Rankings recognition for Family Law team

Hong Kong, 20 January 2023: We are delighted to announce that our Family Law team has once again been recognised by Chambers and Partners, publishers of the world’s premier legal guide. Welcoming the news, Senior Partner Colin Cohen comments: “Family Law is a core practice area for our firm and we have a particularly strong […]

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The rule that bugs our bunny celebrations

Hong Kong, 18 January 2023: “You do things and do things and nobody really has a clue.” So opines novelist John Updike in the first volume of his feted Rabbit tetralogy chronicling the mundane life of fictional post-war American everyman Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. As our government continues to impose its science-denying mask mandate, wonders what […]

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