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Covid-19: tighter restrictions in Hong Kong

Covid-19: tighter restrictions in Hong Kong Hong Kong, 1 April 2020: I’m sure you are aware by now that the Hong Kong government has recently imposed tighter restrictions regarding social distancing and use of public facilities in the wake of a steady daily increase in new coronavirus cases. These include limiting public gatherings to a […]

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Ally Law retains top status in Chambers Global

Ally Law retains top status in Chambers Global Hong Kong, 30 March 2020: Ally Law, the global legal network in which Boase Cohen & Collins is Hong Kong’s sole member, has earned Band 1 ranking as a Leading Law Firm Network, Global-wide in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global. The news was welcomed by BC&C Senior […]

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One for the next Chief Justice’s in-tray

One for the next Chief Justice’s in-tray The appointment of Mr Justice Andrew Cheung as Hong Kong’s next Chief Justice is welcomed by Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen, who politely suggests one of his priorities should be the fast-tracking of modern technology into our court system. Hong Kong, 27 March 2020: Two major […]

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Court orders disclosure of ‘831’ footage

Court orders disclosure of ‘831’ footage A student leader, seeking damages from the police for alleged assault and unlawful arrest, has won his legal battle to force the MTR Corporation to give up potentially vital security camera footage. Boase Cohen & Collins Associate Kristie Wong and Trainee Christine Lo examine the High Court ruling. Hong […]

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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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Festive falling-out is belatedly nipped in the bud

Hong Kong, 20 January 2021: Lunar New Year, which will fall on 12 February, always captures Hong Kong in full bloom. It is peak season for florists as swathes of citizens converge on flower markets across the territory, including a huge one in Victoria Park. Amid family gatherings, firecrackers and festivities, there is much joy […]

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BC&C quintet are admitted as Solicitors

Hong Kong, 18 January 2021: There were scenes of celebration at the High Court on Saturday when five members of Boase Cohen & Collins’ legal team were formally admitted as Solicitors in Hong Kong. The ceremony was the culmination of years of law studies followed by traineeship with the firm for Joyce Leung, April Kong, […]

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A tough job, judging by the political climate

Hong Kong, 13 January 2021: The world was a simpler place in September 2010. In Barrack Obama, the US had a first-term President who appeared intent on unifying the country; David Cameron was the newly elected Prime Minister of a UK firmly established as a seasoned member of the EU, he didn’t appear the sort […]

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Cookies and what you need to know

By Allison Lee Hong Kong, 12 January 2021: Cookies, also known as HTTP Cookies, are text files which are stored on a user’s computer to enable website owners to identity the user’s computer or electronic device. They are generally used by website owners to track a user’s online behaviour or interaction with websites. These text […]

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Peace at last for sisters who ‘didn’t exist’

By Wendy Kwan Hong Kong, 11 January 2021: It is hard to believe that a significant number of people in Hong Kong have never had their birth registered. It means they exist without a birth certificate and are forced to live life under the radar with no ID card or passport. They cannot attend school […]

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