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Law & More: Episode 12 – Mike Rowse

Hong Kong, 7 March 2022: We’re delighted to publish the latest episode of our Law & More podcast. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen enjoys an entertaining chat with Mike Rowse, former ICAC officer and high-profile civil servant who worked tirelessly to bring tourists and investors to Hong Kong. Looking back at his 50 […]

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Landlords’ hands tied over SME tenants

By Fiona Chan Hong Kong, 2 March 2022: In an unprecedented move, the government is introducing emergency legislation to prohibit landlords from taking action against certain types of businesses which have fallen behind with their rent. Financial Secretary Paul Chan made the surprise announcement in his budget speech on 23 February as he emphasised the […]

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UN sale of goods law will bring benefits

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 25 February 2022: Import and export businesses are advised to start preparing for a significant new law which will come into effect later this year. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) will be implemented in Hong Kong, bringing a set of unified rules […]

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Isolation units add up to flight of fancy

Hong Kong, 23 February 2022: A net total of 20,163 people left Hong Kong last week, according to Webb-site.com, the free database of this city’s people and organisations which is drawn together from publicly available information. It marks an escalation of the exodus which has been ongoing since the 2019 protests and the primary reason […]

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Clear road ahead for motoring insurers

By Jeffrey Chan Hong Kong, 17 February 2022: Rapid development of the Greater Bay Area is presenting new challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong insurers, particularly with regard to motoring policies. Cross-boundary traffic is expected to increase after the Covid-19 pandemic as authorities on both sides of the border finalise a quota-free scheme for private […]

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Judgment affirms need for written agreements

By Teddy Lam Hong Kong, 14 February 2022: Law firms and their clients have been given a timely reminder of the requirement to have fee agreements for non-contentious work in writing following a conclusive ruling by the Court of Appeal. The judges dismissed a lawsuit brought by a firm of solicitors seeking to enforce an […]

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Social distancing: an easy-to-follow guide

Hong Kong, 11 February 2022: The latest and more stringent social distancing regulations which came into force yesterday (Thursday) have prompted some confusion among members of the public. Here is a quick guide designed to give clarity about what you must, and must not, do. Group gatherings in public limited to two people Any two […]

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New wave, same old problem

Hong Kong, 9 February 2022: “It’s the economy, stupid!” US presidential hopeful Bill Clinton had this sign hanging in his campaign headquarters in 1992. The country was in an economic recession and President George Bush Snr was perceived as out of touch with the needs of ordinary Americans. Clinton hammered home his promise of economic […]

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A working safety net for single parents

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 8 February 2022: The latest round of school closures in Hong Kong in response to the Omicron-driven fifth wave of coronavirus infections will have produced sighs of exasperation from affected families. This is the third academic year in a row that has been badly disrupted by the pandemic. The negative […]

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Law & More: Episode 11 – Victor Apps

Hong Kong, 7 February 2022: We’re delighted to publish the latest episode of our Law & More podcast. This time, our Senior Partner Colin Cohen speaks with Victor Apps, Chairman of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong and formerly a senior insurance executive and member of the Election Committee. Victor looks back on […]

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Talk affirms sensible estate planning

Hong Kong, 24 May 2022: Our Partner Alex Liu highlighted the importance of making a will and safeguarding family assets in a presentation to members of the Hong Kong business community. Alex covered such topics as the differences between wills and trusts, protecting your children’s future and guardianship of elders, highlighting his talk – entitled […]

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Covid replays test our endurance

Paris, 18 May 2022: German film director and football fan Wim Wenders once made a movie called The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty. I’m no lover of spot-kicks either, especially when it’s a shootout to decide a big match involving my beloved Chelsea. Doubt becomes dread which turns into despair. Such was my fate at […]

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Human trafficking flaws exposed

By Melville Boase Hong Kong, 13 May 2022: Migrant worker activists have long argued Hong Kong needs an effective, bespoke law to combat human trafficking and forced labour. Now, a landmark High Court judgment has given renewed hope this may finally happen. In a comprehensive defeat for the government, Mr Justice Russell Coleman ruled this […]

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BC&C’s young footballers shine on

Hong Kong, 11 May 2022: Congratulations to the Boase Cohen & Collins-sponsored VCD Athletic U23s, a group of young footballers making their mark in Southeast England’s highly competitive football scene. The team have just finished runners-up in the Isthmian Development League South, continuing their upward trajectory after six years of continuous backing from BC&C. “It’s […]

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Law & More: Episode 14 – Robbie McRobbie

Hong Kong, 10 May 2022: We are pleased to welcome Robbie McRobbie, CEO of the Hong Kong Rugby Union, as our latest guest on Law & More. Robbie tells our Senior Partner Colin Cohen about his upbringing in Scotland, days at Oxford University and his entertaining first career as a Hong Kong police officer. He […]

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