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Cyber fraud and how to combat it

Cyber fraud and how to combat it Cases of email and telephone fraud continue to soar globally and Hong Kong is no exception. In the first of a two-part series, Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Arthur Chan and Trainee Vivian Yu examine the options available to someone who falls victim to a scam. Hong Kong, […]

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Cases spiral, but context is important

Cases spiral, but context is important Hong Kong, 22 July 2020: Hong Kong is now experiencing what much of the world has gone through these past six months, namely a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, the majority of them locally transmitted with many from unknown sources, and warnings about the strain on our health system. […]

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Working mothers finally get a break

Working mothers finally get a break Hong Kong has increased minimum maternity leave for the first time in almost 40 years and now provides better protection for breastfeeding women, but it still has ground to make up on these important issues. Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Associate Alice Cabrelli assesses the latest legislation. Hong Kong, […]

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History and security law brought into focus

History and security law brought into focus Hong Kong, 20 July 2020: The history of Hong Kong and the circumstances that have resulted in the territory’s new national security law were the subjects of an online presentation delivered by our Senior Partner Colin Cohen. Colin discussed Hong Kong’s turbulent past, from the Opium Wars to […]

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Dr Agnes Chan delivers inspiring talk

Dr Agnes Chan delivers inspiring talk Hong Kong, 16 July 2020: The ongoing fight for gender equality and women’s rights was the theme of a “Celebrating Women” lunch at the Helena May in Central attended by nine female members of the Boase Cohen & Collins legal team. The audience heard an inspirational speech from the […]

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Coronavirus unity amid political division

Coronavirus unity amid political division Hong Kong, 15 July 2020: It appears Hong Kong’s battle against the coronavirus has entered its most critical stage with the so-called third wave of infections taking hold and triggering a return to strict social distancing measures. In the past nine days, our city has recorded 222 new locally transmitted […]

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Third wave triggers immediate response

Third wave triggers immediate response Hong Kong, 8 July 2020: Amid a general easing of social distancing rules and optimism about Hong Kong life returning to some sort of normality, health officials have been consistent in urging extreme caution. These warnings have now been borne out by the emergence of what is being termed a […]

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National Security Law – questions remain

National Security Law – questions remain Hong Kong, 3 July 2020: As you will be aware, Hong Kong’s new National Security Law (NSL), enacted by the People’s Central Government in Beijing, came into force this week. Its aims are “preventing, suppressing and imposing punishment” with regard to secession, subversion, terrorist activities and collusion with foreign […]

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The judge’s gavel becomes a click

The judge’s gavel becomes a click Video technology is now more commonplace in our courtrooms thanks to Covid-19. However, as Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Allison Lee and Trainee Claire Chow point out, this could be just the start of a seismic shift in litigation processes and access to justice. Hong Kong, 29 June 2020: […]

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Amid Covid-19, plenty to ponder

Amid Covid-19, plenty to ponder Hong Kong, 24 June, 2020: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives in multiple ways, it is by no means the main topic of conversation in Hong Kong these days. News programmes, publications and websites are dominated by one issue, namely the national security law which Beijing […]

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A rather unpalatable legal process

Hong Kong, 3 March 2021: Fatty foods are off the menu in the Cohen household as my fitness drive gathers pace. In addition to gym sessions, stretching routines and regular hikes, healthy eating is a key component of my newly sensible lifestyle. Goodbye pizzas, pies and puddings, hello fruit and vegetables. My usual lunch is […]

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All revved up with no place to go

Hong Kong, 24 February 2021: During lunch with a fellow Formula One enthusiast yesterday, we speculated about when we might next attend a grand prix. My last one was almost a year ago, in Melbourne, when the race was corona-cancelled at a few hours’ notice. The 2021 season stretches out in front of us enticingly. […]

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Fighting an outbreak of dishonesty

By Erica Chong Hong Kong, 22 February 2021: Coronavirus fraud is spreading almost as fast as the virus itself. The prevalence, range and complexity of scams arising from the pandemic is truly astonishing. Fraudsters have been nothing if not ingenious and resourceful in cashing in on the global crisis. The media is awash with alarming […]

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Two steps forward, one step back

Hong Kong, 17 February 2021: My new-found passion for hiking has resulted in the formation of the Stumblers, a loose group of friends who meet regularly to trek through the great outdoors and explore forgotten parts of this fascinating city. Sometimes, we advance more in hope than expectation, there are occasions when we become lost, […]

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A bay window of opportunity for lawyers

By Alex Liu Hong Kong, 10 February 2021: Hong Kong lawyers have been lobbying for almost two decades for a unique entry mechanism that would allow them to practice in mainland China. Now, thanks to the impending legal requirements of the Greater Bay Area, a pilot scheme is in place. Legal professionals in Hong Kong […]

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