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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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Court technology remains a work in progress

Court technology remains a work in progress Hong Kong, 10 June 2020: Finding silver linings amid the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult, to put it mildly, with almost every aspect of our daily lives disrupted. But one positive development – for the legal profession, at least – came in March with our Judiciary’s recognition that […]

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Case cluster gives cause for concern

Case cluster gives cause for concern Hong Kong, 3 June 2020: The coronavirus is nothing if not tenacious. While Hong Kong has dealt with the pandemic better than almost any other jurisdiction, it would appear that new cases are inevitable. Therefore, our government’s extreme caution with regard to social distancing rules, quarantine arrangements and travel […]

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Time for us to be good neighbours?

Time for us to be good neighbours? Hong Kong, 27 May 2020: As Hong Kong continues its gradual return to some sort of normality amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the subject of relaxing border controls – on a highly selective basis, of course – is being increasingly discussed. Creating a so-called “travel bubble” with mainland China, […]

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Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law

Upsurge in referrals bolsters Ally Law Hong Kong, 22 May 2020: Global legal services organisation Ally Law is in a strong position to ride out the coronavirus storm after reporting a significant increase in referral business between member firms in 2019. The value of referrals rose 33% from US$4.4 million in 2018 to almost US$5.9 […]

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Staying grounded and logging in

Staying grounded and logging in Hong Kong, 20 May 2020: There has been a lot of talk about the “new normal” as the world wrestles with Covid-19 and its impact on everyday business and social life. In adapting to this unprecedented emergency, we recognise that some of the changes forced on us may be here […]

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Reminder the fight is far from over

Reminder the fight is far from over Hong Kong, 13 May 2020: The overall feeling of optimism in Hong Kong, generated by a relaxing of social distancing measures amid just a trickle of imported Covid-19 infections, has been slightly dented by the confirmation yesterday of a new locally transmitted case. This, coupled with a fresh […]

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Emergency brings some home comforts

Emergency brings some home comforts Hong Kong has escaped the rigid lockdowns imposed in many parts of the world but Covid-19 has still forced large numbers of employees in the city to work from home. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu examines the pros and cons of working remotely and how it affects law […]

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Zooming in on video conferencing

Zooming in on video conferencing Worldwide usage of Zoom has increased 30-fold during the coronavirus pandemic, but the application has been plagued by security concerns. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Joshua Tong and Trainee Jennifer Lee outline the safety measures which users of all video conferencing software should adopt. Hong Kong, 7 May 2020: Covid-19 […]

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New ID card gender rules unveiled

By Jasmine Kwong Hong Kong, 19 April 2024: More than a year after a significant Court of Final Appeal ruling, the government has finally amended its policy on allowing citizens to change their gender status on their Hong Kong identity card. However, some LGBTQ+ activists remain unhappy, saying the revised regulations are still discriminatory and […]

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The slow lane to modernisation

Hong Kong, 17 April 2024: “Round round, get around, I get around,” sing the Beach Boys, in typically carefree fashion. We can assume they’ve never taken one of Hong Kong’s ageing cabs, an experience that puts the brakes on the pleasures of gadding about town. If you can grab such a vehicle, it invariably comes […]

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Law & More: Episode 39 – Sharon Ser

Hong Kong, 15 April 2024: In this episode, we are joined by well-known divorce lawyer Sharon Ser, who reflects on her upbringing and early experiences as a legal professional in London, her subsequent move to Hong Kong and how she established her formidable reputation as the go-to practitioner in Family Law. Sharon speaks with our […]

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A poignant day for retiring Teddy Lam

Hong Kong, 28 March 2024: Everyone at BC&C wishes our Partner Teddy Lam a long and happy retirement after 26 years with the firm. He officially said goodbye today at a staff party held in his honour. “While it is obviously an emotional day, I leave with many treasured memories and am proud to have […]

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Having your fill of problems

Hong Kong, 27 March 2024: I confess to being a Marxist … of the Groucho, Harpo and Chico sort. The trio’s cabin scene in A Night at the Opera remains a comedy classic: Groucho discovers three stowaways – including his two brothers – in his tiny room aboard a ship, which is then occupied by […]

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