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Creating a buzz about your business

Creating a buzz about your business Fast-evolving social media habits are changing the way people find, consult and engage law firms. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu examines how the legal profession, like every other business sector, is adapting to the digital revolution. Hong Kong, 28 August 2020: Around 83% of Hong Kong’s population […]

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Free to make our own decision

Free to make our own decision Hong Kong, 26 August 2020: Hong Kong residents may have been frustrated in their right to vote on 6 September with the postponement of the Legislative Council election for 12 months, but citizens will still be applying their freedom of choice in a much-scrutinised public exercise next week. Our […]

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Teachers briefed about national security law

Teachers briefed about national security law Hong Kong, 24 August 2020: Hong Kong’s new national security law and its potential impact on schools were discussed when Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu gave an online presentation to teachers. Mr Liu outlined the law’s main provisions and highlighted areas of particular interest to educators. “The […]

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Probate and the question of domicile

Probate and the question of domicile Settling the estate of a deceased person is not always straightforward, especially if their domicile is not Hong Kong. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan explains the issues. Hong Kong, 20 August 2020: There are many people who live in Hong Kong but are domiciled overseas. Domicile is […]

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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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Furry tales but no fairytale

Hong Kong, 17 July 2024: When Pope Leo X was elected in the 16th century, King Manuel I of Portugal gifted him an elephant called Hanno, who became a must-see attraction for the people of Rome and was later buried under the Vatican courtyard. Emperor Franz II of Austria was given a giraffe by the […]

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Private tutors and coaches face checks

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 5 July 2024: Security checks on people working with children or vulnerable adults are to be expanded as the authorities seek to close loopholes in the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) scheme. Within this year, self-employed individuals such as private tutors and sports coaches will become eligible for vetting, while […]

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First cybersecurity law in pipeline

By Claire Chow Hong Kong, 3 July 2024: Authorities are paving the way for Hong Kong’s first cybersecurity legislation, seeking to regulate the protection of computer systems in sectors which are essential to the smooth running of the city. Operators of such systems will be required to ensure their integrity and reliability, while a new […]

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Law & More: Episode 42 – Dr Siddharth Sridhar

Hong Kong, 2 July 2024: In this episode, we are honoured to be joined by Dr Siddharth Sridhar, whose pioneering work in the field of infectious diseases has pushed him into the public spotlight. In a wide-ranging discussion with our Senior Partner Colin Cohen, Siddharth explains his passion for microbiology and his acclaimed research into […]

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EOC offers support for guide dogs

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 25 June 2024: In a welcome move, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has issued new rules designed to enhance public awareness and foster greater acceptance of guide dogs and their visually impaired users. The watchdog’s publication, Guide Dogs: A Practical Guide, marks a significant step forward in long-running efforts to […]

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