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Third party funding for litigation - Hong Kong

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 13 2008

The common law rules in Hong Kong before 1997 - which remain in force under Article 8 of the Basic Law - provide that "maintenance" and "champerty" are criminal offences, torts and that "tainted" contracts (involving maintenance or champerty) are voidable as a matter of public policy

Will social media in the workplace make employers :) or :( ? (Part two)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • July 11 2013

So social media use creates risk in the workplace. Should employers ban it? Social media is part of how we live now; that's not left at the door when

Privacy commissioner responds to PDPO consultation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • April 4 2011

On 18 October 2010, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau issued its "Report on Public Consultation on Review of the PDPO" (the "Consultation Report"

Defamation of corporate entities in Hong Kong

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • March 15 2007

Hong Kong’s law of defamation generally follows the English law of defamation, although there are some important differences

Working in the margins: continuous employment, the 4-18 rule and prospects for change

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • December 13 2013

Do you employ part-time staff? Or casual employees? Or temporary workers. In the eyes of a lawyer, you don't. None of these terms has a legal meaning

Wealthy Realty Ltd v Cheng Yung

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 6 2008

This case considered a restraint of trade clause and the reasonableness of a clause which sought to restrain an employee from working for any competitor in the same “district” for six months after termination

Exclusive jurisdiction of Labour Tribunal over certain employment-related matters

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • February 19 2009

In Hong Kong, the Labour Tribunal enjoys exclusive jurisdiction over certain employment claims

John Simpson Warham v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • June 15 2009

23 aircrew officers ("the Claimants") were dismissed by their employer ("the Defendant") whilst disciplinary investigations were being conducted against them for alleged misconduct

Breaking continuity of employment for the purpose of avoiding severance pay

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • February 12 2007

Section 31B of the Employment Ordinance confers on an employee the right to receive severance pay when she is dismissed by hisher employer by reason of redundancy or when she is laid off, provided that the employee has been employed under a continuous contract for a period of not less than 24 months

Hummingbird Music Limited v Dino Acconci and Giulio Acconci

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Hong Kong
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  • October 9 2007

An artist will usually enter into a contract with a professional management company, appointing the company as his exclusive manager