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History and security law brought into focus

History and security law brought into focus Hong Kong, 20 July 2020: The history of Hong Kong and the circumstances that have resulted in the territory’s new national security law were the subjects of an online presentation delivered by our Senior Partner Colin Cohen. Colin discussed Hong Kong’s turbulent past, from the Opium Wars to […]

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Dr Agnes Chan delivers inspiring talk

Dr Agnes Chan delivers inspiring talk Hong Kong, 16 July 2020: The ongoing fight for gender equality and women’s rights was the theme of a “Celebrating Women” lunch at the Helena May in Central attended by nine female members of the Boase Cohen & Collins legal team. The audience heard an inspirational speech from the […]

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Coronavirus unity amid political division

Coronavirus unity amid political division Hong Kong, 15 July 2020: It appears Hong Kong’s battle against the coronavirus has entered its most critical stage with the so-called third wave of infections taking hold and triggering a return to strict social distancing measures. In the past nine days, our city has recorded 222 new locally transmitted […]

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Third wave triggers immediate response

Third wave triggers immediate response Hong Kong, 8 July 2020: Amid a general easing of social distancing rules and optimism about Hong Kong life returning to some sort of normality, health officials have been consistent in urging extreme caution. These warnings have now been borne out by the emergence of what is being termed a […]

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National Security Law – questions remain

National Security Law – questions remain Hong Kong, 3 July 2020: As you will be aware, Hong Kong’s new National Security Law (NSL), enacted by the People’s Central Government in Beijing, came into force this week. Its aims are “preventing, suppressing and imposing punishment” with regard to secession, subversion, terrorist activities and collusion with foreign […]

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The judge’s gavel becomes a click

The judge’s gavel becomes a click Video technology is now more commonplace in our courtrooms thanks to Covid-19. However, as Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Allison Lee and Trainee Claire Chow point out, this could be just the start of a seismic shift in litigation processes and access to justice. Hong Kong, 29 June 2020: […]

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Amid Covid-19, plenty to ponder

Amid Covid-19, plenty to ponder Hong Kong, 24 June, 2020: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives in multiple ways, it is by no means the main topic of conversation in Hong Kong these days. News programmes, publications and websites are dominated by one issue, namely the national security law which Beijing […]

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Henry So serves up valuable life lessons

Henry So serves up valuable life lessons Hong Kong, 23 June 2020: Former Hong Kong tennis No.1 Henry So gave valuable insights into the motivation and discipline of elite athletes when he addressed a group of lawyers from Boase Cohen & Collins and our associate firm Charltons. Henry shared his story from first picking up […]

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Data privacy vs public health needs

Data privacy vs public health needs With tracking and tracing of potential Covid-19 cases playing such a vital role in Hong Kong’s fight against the pandemic, the city’s privacy watchdog has reminded employers about appropriate use of personal data. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Allison Lee and Trainee Claire Chow examine the guidelines. Hong Kong, […]

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BC&C Partners highlight guardianship issues

BC&C Partners highlight guardianship issues Hong Kong, 11 June 2020: Guardianship of minors and the responsibilities that go with it were discussed in detail when Boase Cohen & Collins Partners Usha Casewell and Lisa Wong presented a webinar on the topic this week. The experienced Family Law practitioners outlined the concept of guardianship, rights and […]

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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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Equality drama reflects real life

By Gabriella Chan Hong Kong, 17 November 2022: The staging of an acclaimed play, We Are Gay, at the West Kowloon Cultural District’s Xiqu Centre last week coincided with another landmark moment for Hong Kong’s LGBTQ+ community. While the drama – a highlight of the 2022 Hong Kong Arts Festival – was being acted out […]

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Gabriella Chan enhances BC&C team

Hong Kong, 10 November 2022: We are pleased to welcome experienced lawyer Gabriella Chan to Boase Cohen & Collins as a key addition to our Family Law team. Gabriella, who joins as an Associate, is proficient in a range of matters arising from the matrimonial context, including divorce and separation, children and financial applications, committal […]

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