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Signs we are winning the coronavirus fight

Signs we are winning the coronavirus fight Hong Kong, 27 April 2020: While Covid-19 updates from around the world continue to make generally grim reading, it is a pleasure to convey some positive news as Hong Kong deals with the pandemic far more effectively than many jurisdictions. First, use of video technology in our court […]

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Protecting the rights of a same-sex partner

Protecting the rights of a same-sex partner As the LGBT+ community continues its fight against discrimination in Hong Kong, Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Kristie Wong and Trainee Christine Lo pinpoint two key steps which individuals in same-sex relationships can take to protect the rights of their other halves. Hong Kong, 24 April 2020: A […]

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Reason for hope as restrictions continue

Reason for hope as restrictions continue Hong Kong, 15 April 2020: Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Hong Kong residents? While always cautious, we do have reason for a degree of optimism after the government announced just three new coronavirus cases – all imported – on Tuesday, the third day in […]

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Hong Kong courts embrace video technology

Hong Kong courts embrace video technology Hong Kong, 8 April 2020: Some good news, Hong Kong is making progress on using video technology for court hearings. As many of you are aware, our courts have been generally closed, bar emergency hearings, since late January due to the coronavirus pandemic and there appears little possibility of normal service […]

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Covid-19 and the question of Force Majeure

Covid-19 and the question of Force Majeure The global economy has taken a battering amid the coronavirus pandemic with many enterprises, no matter their size, struggling to fulfil contractual obligations. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Susan Cheung examines some options which Hong Kong business owners may consider. Hong Kong, 6 April 2020: With an unprecedented […]

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Covid-19 – are employees protected?

Covid-19 – are employees protected? What are your rights if you become ill with the coronavirus in the course of your work? Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Stephanie Lai examines whether a claim can be brought under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance. Hong Kong, 2 April 2020: In response to the latest escalation in confirmed Covid-19 cases, […]

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Covid-19: tighter restrictions in Hong Kong

Covid-19: tighter restrictions in Hong Kong Hong Kong, 1 April 2020: I’m sure you are aware by now that the Hong Kong government has recently imposed tighter restrictions regarding social distancing and use of public facilities in the wake of a steady daily increase in new coronavirus cases. These include limiting public gatherings to a […]

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Ally Law retains top status in Chambers Global

Ally Law retains top status in Chambers Global Hong Kong, 30 March 2020: Ally Law, the global legal network in which Boase Cohen & Collins is Hong Kong’s sole member, has earned Band 1 ranking as a Leading Law Firm Network, Global-wide in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global. The news was welcomed by BC&C Senior […]

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One for the next Chief Justice’s in-tray

One for the next Chief Justice’s in-tray The appointment of Mr Justice Andrew Cheung as Hong Kong’s next Chief Justice is welcomed by Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen, who politely suggests one of his priorities should be the fast-tracking of modern technology into our court system. Hong Kong, 27 March 2020: Two major […]

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Court orders disclosure of ‘831’ footage

Court orders disclosure of ‘831’ footage A student leader, seeking damages from the police for alleged assault and unlawful arrest, has won his legal battle to force the MTR Corporation to give up potentially vital security camera footage. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Kristie Wong and Trainee Christine Lo examine the High Court ruling. Hong […]

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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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