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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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BC&C pair join ranks of solicitors

Hong Kong, 27 January 2022: Boase Cohen & Collins’ proud tradition of nurturing homegrown legal talent continues with Jennifer Lee and Angie Liu becoming the latest members of our legal team to be admitted as solicitors. Work colleagues, family members and friends were present at the High Court to see the pair formally admitted, the […]

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A beastly beginning to the year

Hong Kong, 26 January 2022: It is decades since fearsome South China tigers stalked the hills of Hong Kong, yet they remain part of this city’s fascinating folklore. In 1915, one such beast killed two policemen sent to investigate its presence in Sheung Shui before it was shot several days later. Its mounted head is […]

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Usha Casewell and team ranked in Chambers

Hong Kong, 24 January 2022: Congratulations to our Partner Usha Casewell and her Family Law team for being recognised in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners, publishers of the world’s premier legal guide. Usha, head of the Matrimonial Department, is once again named as a Notable Practitioner while Boase Cohen & Collins is praised […]

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‘Inserter’ case shows value of cooperation

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 19 January 2022: In a landmark case, the Competition Commission has used its Cooperation Policy for the first time to investigate and punish three firms involved in price-rigging over the sale of mass-mailing machines. Introduced almost three years ago, the Cooperation Policy allows firms engaged in anti-competitive conduct to assist […]

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A birthday bash and Cathay-bashing

Hong Kong, 12 January 2022: This week at BC&C, with the Omicron coronavirus variant at large in Hong Kong, we have implemented our strictest social distancing regime thus far. We are maintaining rigid segregation of our four offices in Dominion Centre to minimise risk of cross-infection; in-house meetings are conducted via Zoom; no visitors are […]

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A boost for cross-border co-operation

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 5 January 2022: The new year begins with welcome news for Hong Kong and Mainland China’s huge cross-border business community: long-awaited legislation to enhance legal co-operation between the two jurisdictions is imminent. The Department of Justice is currently conducting a public consultation – ending on 31 January – on its […]

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Law & More: Episode 10 – Ali Burney

Hong Kong, 3 January 2022: In the latest episode of Law & More, our guest is Ali Burney, a Hong Kong-based Foreign Registered Lawyer whose practice areas include the complex world of economic sanctions and export controls. Ali is a Partner in Steptoe & Johnson, an international law firm headquartered in Washington. He speaks with […]

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A helping hand for disadvantaged children

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 30 December 2021: Our government’s recently released Poverty Situation Report made for distressing reading, especially with regard to the number of children in Hong Kong struggling through life in impoverished circumstances. Nearly 275,000 minors aged under 18 were living in poverty in 2020, according to the report, a figure reduced […]

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A final missive from a year we won’t miss

Hong Kong, 29 December 2021: Put on your face mask, check your temperature and use the LeaveHomeSafe app. Then, with health protocols duly observed, please join my whistle-stop tour of 2021 … January: Are we learning our lessons? No. Hong Kong’s schools and universities stay closed, this after students have spent less than 20 weeks […]

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My return to primitive thinking

Hong Kong, 17 August 2022: In the classic 1974 fantasy film The Land That Time Forgot, a World War I German U-boat crew and their American captives veer off course in the South Atlantic and end up in Caprona, an uncharted subcontinent populated by dinosaurs and ancient tribes. Their reaction is one of amazement: how […]

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Covid triggers employment law changes

By Allison Lee  Hong Kong, 8 August 2022: Significant changes to Hong Kong’s employment regulations have been made to address workplace-related issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Employers now have scope to dismiss a member of staff who refuses, without a valid excuse, to be vaccinated. As well, employees who fail to attend […]

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Flight to HK cancelled? Read this …

By Pádraig Seif Hong Kong, 2 August 2022: One direct effect of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is that living in Hong Kong has been somewhat of a challenge since early 2020. Especially if you need to travel. Maybe the following sounds all too familiar to the esteemed reader: flights into Hong Kong […]

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Law & More: Episode 17 – Amanda Whitfort

Hong Kong, 1 August 2022: In the latest episode of Law & More, we focus on the law relating to animal welfare with our guest, Professor Amanda Whitfort. A barrister and university lecturer who has co-authored major reports on animal welfare, Amanda discusses Hong Kong’s outdated laws, issues surrounding cruelty and neglect, and major problems […]

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A timely boost for common law

By Arthur Chan Hong Kong, 29 July 2022: In a landmark ruling, the Court of Final Appeal has overturned Hong Kong’s first conviction for carrying zip ties. The judges ruled that lower courts had erroneously applied the law too widely, meaning anyone found carrying an instrument deemed fit for unlawful purpose could be penalised for […]

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