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A step forward in local legislation to implement reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial and family cases between Hong Kong and Mainland China

China, Hong Kong - December 18 2020 The Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Bill (Bill) was introduced into the Legislative…

Cecilia Lau, Mandy Pang.

Can a tenant claim that a tenancy agreement has been frustrated by reason of COVID-19 or social unrest?

Hong Kong - December 3 2020 In the recent judgment of The Center (76) Limited V Victory Serviced Office (HK) Limited HCA 1020/2020; [2020] HKCFI 2881, the Hong Kong Court of…

Michelle Li, Victor Wong.

Risks taken by shareholders in the shadows - Application of the Duomatic Principle to beneficial owners

United Kingdom - November 17 2020 Nowadays, corporate structures are increasingly complex. It is not uncommon for individual owners to put in place arrangements to hide from public…

Mandy Pang.

Grey Divorce - hidden battles for protection and succession of family assets

Hong Kong - November 13 2020 In recent years, there has been an increasing divorce rate for older couples in long marriages. A “grey divorce” of “silver splitters” can be more…

Cecilia Lau, Mandy Pang.

Cross-border maintenance disputes

China, Hong Kong - September 22 2020 Following a divorce or separation, it is not uncommon for former couples to live in different jurisdictions. This may lead to disputes in relation to…

Cecilia Lau, Mandy Pang.