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No clear cut victory for LGBT community with conflicting cases on same-sex rights
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • July 20 2018

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has confirmed that same-sex couples who are lawfully married or in a civil partnership overseas are eligible for

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal rules in favour of allowing same sex married couples to submit dependant visa applications
  • Lewis Silkin
  • Hong Kong
  • July 4 2018

Following the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal on 25 September 2017, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal today ruled in favour of QT the

Modern slavery - the compliance risk for corporates in Hong Kong and beyond
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 15 2018

Earlier this year, Hong Kong Legislative Councillors Dennis Kwok and Kenneth Leung a private member's bill on modern slavery modelled on the UK Modern

Hong Kong Government denies that new laws are needed to tackle modern slavery
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 8 2018

In a previous post, we reported on a proposal by Hong Kong Legislative Councillors Dennis Kwok and Kenneth Leung that Hong Kong adopt new legislation

Hong Kong’s changing landscape for modern slavery issues
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hong Kong
  • May 29 2018

The laws of Hong Kong have always prohibited slavery, but recent developments have brought its modern forms and the city's existing regulatory

Putting a stop to slavery: Hong Kong reforms on the horizon?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • May 9 2018

With an estimated 40.3 million slavery victims globally, and an estimated 29,500 victims of trafficking in Hong Kong alone, the development of

Modern Slavery Law proposed for Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 8 2018

Dennis Kwok, a member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, has sent the Chief Executive a draft Modern Slavery Bill 2017 ("Draft Bill") for

What Is “Face Equality?”
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • July 13 2016

Interesting story out of Hong Kong. Seems that burn victims, who formed a self-help group after a wildfire in 1996 killed 5 teachers and students and

Any More Ladies Night?
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • April 29 2016

It is quite a norm in Hong Kong for bars or night clubs to have ladies night, offering special discount or free drinks to female customers. Yet, this

Modern slavery legislation: a global outlook
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • USA, Netherlands, Australia, Qatar, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Global, Hong Kong
  • April 25 2016

The UK is leading the way in the fight against modern slavery through the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Is the UK legislation the gold standard? The