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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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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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Lawyers looking up, residents locking down

Hong Kong, 3 February 2021: In future years, when the world reflects on 2020-21, the coronavirus pandemic – with its huge global death toll and accompanying economic havoc – will obviously dominate. Hongkongers may also remember it as a time of considerable political and social change. Me? Well, in addition to these seismic events, I […]

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