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Introducing Ally Law’s COVIDAlly blog

Introducing Ally Law’s COVIDAlly blog Hong Kong, 24 March 2020: Every day, as we learn more about Covid-19 and witness its spread around the world, new questions arise. We understand that business owners and executives need information quickly in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Boase Cohen & Collins can help. We are the sole […]

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To wear or not to wear? That is the question

To wear or not to wear? That is the question As the Covid-19 pandemic continues unabated, most Hongkongers are still covering their faces with masks as they go about their lives. A sensible precaution or panicked overreaction? Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Kristie Wong considers the arguments. Hong Kong, 20 March 2020: The outbreak and spread of […]

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Covid-19 – an update from Boase Cohen & Collins

Covid-19 – an update from Boase Cohen & Collins Hong Kong, 18 March 2020: We are now seeing most parts of the world grapple with problems which have been affecting Hong Kong for two months, namely living with and trying to contain the Covid-19 outbreak while attempting to alleviate the widespread panic that it generates. […]

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Another step forward’ for LGBT+ rights

‘Another step forward’ for LGBT+ rights Hong Kong, 12 March 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Lisa Wong has welcomed a landmark High Court ruling on a judicial review application against the government’s policy of denying legally married same-sex couples the right to apply for public housing. Mr Justice Anderson Chow ruled the Housing Authority had […]

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BC&C mourns the passing of Charles Cook

BC&C mourns the passing of Charles Cook Hong Kong, 5 March 2020: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and work colleague Charles Cook following a long illness. Charles, an outstanding lawyer widely admired in the profession, had been a Consultant with Boase Cohen & Collins for 16 […]

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When the world is our office

When the world is our office Hong Kong’s status as a major business and trade hub means law firms in the city have to be international in their outlook. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Alex Liu explains how the firm achieves this through its membership of global legal services organisation Ally Law. Hong Kong, 25 February 2020: […]

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A dilemma for claimant employees

A dilemma for claimant employees The long-standing issue of costs in proceedings involving the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board has been clarified by a significant Court of Final Appeal ruling. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Teddy Lam examines an intriguing case. Hong Kong, 19 February 2020: The issue of whether the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund […]

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Arbitration built on solid foundations

Arbitration built on solid foundations When it comes to settling disputes in Hong Kong’s multi-billion-dollar construction sector, arbitration plays a significant role. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Wendy Kwan explains why the process is so attractive to industry stakeholders. Hong Kong, 18 February 2020: The construction industry is a hugely significant part of Hong Kong’s economy. […]

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Listen to the facts, not the rumours

Listen to the facts, not the rumours With the Covid-19 epidemic spreading from Mainland China and causing widespread disruption in Hong Kong and elsewhere, Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen calls for calm heads and explains that it is business as usual in the firm’s office. Hong Kong, 17 February 2020: Hong Kong has […]

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When the deceased may not have final say

When the deceased may not have final say Inheritance or financial disputes can add to the pain of a spouse or close relative’s passing. Boase Cohen & Collins Partner Fiona Chan outlines the legal options available to anyone who wishes to challenge a Will or the rules of intestacy. Hong Kong, 5 February 2020: Bereavement brings considerable […]

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A quickstep towards tighter restrictions

Hong Kong, 25 November 2020: It takes two to tango, we’re told, but only one infected person is needed to act as a “super spreader” of Covid-19. As a consequence, Hong Kong has danced its way into a renewed coronavirus crisis and we face a tightening of social distancing restrictions once more. Our government confirmed […]

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BC&C maintains support for legal education

Hong Kong, 24 November 2020: Lisa Wong has hailed Boase Cohen & Collins’ ongoing support for legal education after presenting the firm’s annual student prize at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law. The BC&C Prize in Accounts and Financial Management was awarded to outstanding scholar Michelle Tsang for her excellent work while studying […]

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Talk is cheap, understanding is priceless

Hong Kong, 18 November 2020: Some people won’t listen. They simply refuse to countenance another point of view. They are deaf to reasoned, logical analysis and, when others fail to agree with them, bitterness and resentment set in. This can lead to recriminations and, occasionally, unlawful conduct. With Hong Kong society polarised by civil unrest […]

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BC&C shortlisted for five awards

Hong Kong, 16 November 2020: Boase Cohen & Collins has been shortlisted in five categories – a record for the firm – at the forthcoming Hong Kong Law Awards. The firm is again nominated for Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year, an award it has won for the past two years, and is […]

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An injection of hope amid travel impasse

Hong Kong, 11 November 2020: This pandemic-weary world could do with a shot in the arm right now and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer believes it can provide one. The American firm and German partner BioNTech this week announced their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective in trials involving some 43,000 volunteers, an impressive statistic considering […]

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