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Case cluster gives cause for concern

Case cluster gives cause for concern Hong Kong, 3 June 2020: The coronavirus is nothing if not tenacious. While Hong Kong has dealt with the pandemic better than almost any other jurisdiction, it would appear that new cases are inevitable. Therefore, our government’s extreme caution with regard to social distancing rules, quarantine arrangements and travel […]

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Time for us to be good neighbours?

Time for us to be good neighbours? Hong Kong, 27 May 2020: As Hong Kong continues its gradual return to some sort of normality amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the subject of relaxing border controls – on a highly selective basis, of course – is being increasingly discussed. Creating a so-called “travel bubble” with mainland China, […]

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Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law

Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law Hong Kong, 22 May 2020: Global legal services organisation Ally Law is in a strong position to ride out the coronavirus storm after reporting a significant increase in referral business between member firms in 2019. The value of referrals rose 33% from US$4.4 million in 2018 to almost US$5.9 […]

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Staying grounded and logging in

Staying grounded and logging in Hong Kong, 20 May 2020: There has been a lot of talk about the “new normal” as the world wrestles with Covid-19 and its impact on everyday business and social life. In adapting to this unprecedented emergency, we recognise that some of the changes forced on us may be here […]

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Reminder the fight is far from over

Reminder the fight is far from over Hong Kong, 13 May 2020: The overall feeling of optimism in Hong Kong, generated by a relaxing of social distancing measures amid just a trickle of imported Covid-19 infections, has been slightly dented by the confirmation yesterday of a new locally transmitted case. This, coupled with a fresh […]

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Emergency brings some home comforts

Emergency brings some home comforts Hong Kong has escaped the rigid lockdowns imposed in many parts of the world but Covid-19 has still forced large numbers of employees in the city to work from home. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu examines the pros and cons of working remotely and how it affects law […]

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Zooming in on video conferencing

Zooming in on video conferencing Worldwide usage of Zoom has increased 30-fold during the coronavirus pandemic, but the application has been plagued by security concerns. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Joshua Tong and Trainee Jennifer Lee outline the safety measures which users of all video conferencing software should adopt. Hong Kong, 7 May 2020: Covid-19 […]

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Sunshine brings us brighter news

Sunshine brings us brighter news Hong Kong, 6 May 2020: Summer is coming and, at least in Hong Kong, it would appear the coronavirus may be going. While always stressing the need for caution and acknowledging the immense disruption Covid-19 continues to cause around the world, it does appear our city has turned the corner in […]

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Ruling expands possibilities for paraplegics

Ruling expands possibilities for paraplegics An elite rock climber left paralysed by a traffic accident has won his High Court claim for a hi-tech exoskeleton to improve his mobility. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Stephanie Lai and Trainee Mandy Tsang examine the case and its implications. Hong Kong, 5 May 2020: The High Court recently handed down […]

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Explained: police powers to search your phone

Explained: police powers to search your phone The Court of Appeal has given police greater authority to search an arrested person’s mobile phone without a warrant, but its practical use is limited without password access. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Stephanie Lai and Trainee Mandy Tsang examine the landmark judgment. Hong Kong, 28 April 2020: The Court […]

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IP issues aired at Copenhagen conference

Hong Kong, 20 June 2022: Our Partner Susan Cheung was among hundreds of delegates who converged on Copenhagen for the 40th annual conference of ECTA – the European Communities Trademark Association. With a theme of “Designing the Future”, the four-day gathering brought together intellectual property professionals in a series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, […]

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Eureka! Another really bad idea …

Paris, 15 June 2022: Albert Einstein was a refugee. The feted physicist and Nobel laureate arrived in the US in 1933 after fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. Singer Freddie Mercury, painter Marc Chagall, American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and philanthropist George Soros? Refugees all. Just a few notable names – and there are many […]

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Fostering a spirit of togetherness

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 10 June 2022: A modest but significant ceremony was staged by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) last month to celebrate a group of unsung heroes of the pandemic, namely foster families. The dedication shown by foster parents and, in many cases, their birth children in providing a temporary home for […]

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A directive for the digital age

By Arthur Chan and Jasmine Kwong Hong Kong, 8 June 2022: Over the past few years, tensions have been prevalent in Hong Kong society due to the city’s political situation. Although the role of the Judiciary is defined so as to remain impartial and unbiased, it is impossible to untwine politics and justice. Judges and […]

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Lessons in life from a legendary teacher

Hong Kong, 7 June 2022: Inspirational teacher and charity worker Nicole Sicard recounted her remarkable life story in a lunchtime talk at the Helena May in Central attended by five of BC&C’s lawyers. During a fireside chat with our Partner Usha Casewell, Miss Sicard described how she arrived in Hong Kong almost 60 years ago […]

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