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An ill wind continues to blow

An ill wind continues to blow Hong Kong, 19 August 2020: Hong Kong experienced its own kind of lockdown this morning – just for a few hours – as Typhoon Higos swept through the territory. The vast majority of residents stayed home, much of our transport system was suspended and most shops remained closed, as […]

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How fraud victims can recover their funds

How fraud victims can recover their funds Someone who has been duped in a scam can commence a civil action to get their money back. In the second of their two-part series examining cyber fraud, Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Arthur Chan and Trainee Vivian Yu outline the steps to be taken. Hong Kong, 18 […]

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Pandemic placing a strain on marriages

Pandemic placing a strain on marriages Around the world, Covid-19 is putting relationships on the rocks. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong examines this growing trend and outlines the options available for couples considering going their separate ways. Hong Kong, 13 August 2020: One aspect of my practice has become more prominent since the […]

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Much to consider in these testing times

Much to consider in these testing times Hong Kong, 12 August 2020: We can all look forward to a free coronavirus test in the next few weeks – should we wish to take one – as the Hong Kong government rolls out a massive voluntary testing programme. This will be done with the assistance of […]

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Uncertainty over ‘concrete cases’

Uncertainty over ‘concrete cases’ It usually follows that the older a property, the more maintenance is required. In multi-storey buildings, however, this can be complicated as questions often arise about who should pay for it, writes Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu. Hong Kong, 7 August 2020: The lure of buying a flat in […]

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Poll questions amid this pandemic

Poll questions amid this pandemic Hong Kong, 5 August 2020: A month ago, it would have been unimaginable to consider 80 new cases of coronavirus in Hong Kong as good news, but the goalposts have shifted as we fight the so-called third wave of infections. After 12 straight days of triple-digit increases, the number of […]

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Alex Liu briefs new business owners

Alex Liu briefs new business owners Hong Kong, 4 August 2020: New business owners and entrepreneurs received a lesson in the legal aspects of fundraising when they logged in to an online presentation by Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu. Drawing on his considerable experience in business law, Mr Liu guided the audience through […]

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Flying into a global health emergency

Flying into a global health emergency It takes something unprecedented to stop Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen going globe-trotting, and Covid-19 is that phenomenon. Not that being grounded in Hong Kong has made life any less interesting, as he reflects in his first – but hopefully not his last – travel blog […]

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The safeguards that serve HK’s children

The safeguards that serve HK’s children As Covid-19 hammers the economy and disrupts daily life, so it is exacting an emotional toll on families and placing vulnerable children in even more danger. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong examines the legislation protecting minors. Hong Kong, 30 July 2020: In releasing its annual report last […]

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Behind the mask, we carry on

Behind the mask, we carry on Hong Kong, 29 July 2020: Hong Kong has woken up today to its strictest social distancing measures yet following seven straight days of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus cases. Mask wearing is now mandatory in outdoor public places, even if you are exercising; public gatherings are limited to just […]

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Home renovations: a call to action

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 1 March 2024: Stricter regulation of the home renovation sector appears likely following a damning Consumer Council report that unveils widespread malpractice, such as aggressive sales tactics, lack of transparency over costs and shoddy workmanship. The watchdog has recommended improved safeguards, including an accreditation system for firms and standard quotation […]

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A ‘win-win’ for two legal systems

By John Zhou Hong Kong, 27 February 2024: A new law facilitating the reciprocal enforcement of civil and commercial judgments by Hong Kong and Mainland courts has been in place for one month. Many in the legal and business community believe it is a milestone in cross-border co-operation. The Mainland Judgments in Civil and Commercial […]

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Law & More: Episode 37 – Sabrina Ho

Hong Kong, 26 February 2024: In the latest episode of Law & More, we are joined by Sabrina Ho, who is Vice Chair of Council at the historic Helena May in Central. Sabrina tells us about the club’s fascinating history and outstanding record of charitable work, as well as revealing her personal motivation for being […]

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The art of drawing a crowd

Hong Kong, 21 February 2024: Sixty years ago this month, a renowned Gothenburg gallery hosted an exhibition of contemporary paintings by avant-garde artists, including four works by an obscure Frenchman named Pierre Brassau. Critics gushed over his “powerful strokes” delivered with “the delicacy of a ballet dancer”, unaware that Brassau didn’t exist. The paintings had […]

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Avoiding a major event own-goal

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 20 February 2024: The fallout from star footballer Lionel Messi’s no-show in Hong Kong has highlighted the pitfalls of organising major sporting and entertainment events. Aside from the risk of reputational and financial damage for stakeholders when a large event encounters a serious problem, there are also legal ramifications to […]

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