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CFI confirms SFC’s powers to seize and require passwords to digital devices

Hong Kong - March 18 2020 On 14 February 2020, Court of First Instance (CFI) judge Mr Justice Anderson Chow handed down a judgment ([2020] HKCFI 270) dismissing 5 applications…

A Year in review (2019)

China, Hong Kong - January 23 2020 2019 brought with it a number of important legal developments in Hong Kong and this article summarises some of the more important ones…

Joseph Chung, Joseph Kwan, Justin Yuen, Kwok Kit Cheung, Paul Kwan, Peter So, Richard Hudson.

Defamation at a glance

Hong Kong - August 28 2019 Defamation. The publication of a statement about a person that tends to lower his reputation in the opinion of right-thinking members of the…

A Year in review (2018)

Hong Kong - January 17 2019 2018 brought with it a number of important legal developments in…

Joseph Chung, Joseph Kwan, Justin Yuen, Kwok Kit Cheung, Paul Kwan, Peter So, Richard Hudson.

No absolute privilege for an informant who is not a potential witness in civil proceedings

China, Hong Kong - October 27 2017 In a recent judgment CHANG WA SHAN v ESTHER CHAN PUI KWAN (CACV 240/2015, 8 September 2017), the Court of Appeal examined a novel situation in Hong…