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Male employees to enjoy five days’ paternity leave

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare has recently, by notice published in the Gazette, appointed 18 January 2019 as the day on which the Employment (Amendment) (No.3) Ordinance… LEARN MORE

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Data protection: Is compliance good enough?

The massive recent leakage of customer personal data by international airlines, along with other alarming data leakage incidents by social media platforms have once again put… LEARN MORE

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Employment law update: Hong Kong and Singapore

New changes under the Employment (Amendment) (No.2) Ordinance 2018 Cynthia Chung, Partner and Head of Corporate Commercial, recently authored an article for the autumn edition… LEARN MORE

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Civil partner and same-sex spouse now eligible for dependant visa

Revised policy On 18 September 2018, the Hong Kong government announced a revision to the immigration policy for entry of non-local dependants (Policy). Under the revised Policy,… LEARN MORE

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Substantial changes to the PRC Individual Income Tax Law

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China issued its Decision to Amend the PRC Individual Income Tax Law (IIT Law) on 31 August 2018. The amended… LEARN MORE

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2018 Policy Address – how it affects employers and employees?

On 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive Carrie Lam released the 2018 Policy Address, in which she put forward various proposals which aim to benefit employees in Hong Kong. A.     … LEARN MORE

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The SFC’s asset management strategy for Hong Kong

On 19 September 2018, Mr Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), addressed members of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association… LEARN MORE

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Policies and procedures under the FMCC

The SFC’s revised Fund Manager Code of Conduct (FMCC), which comes into effect on 17 November 2018, makes reference to a number of policies, guidelines and procedures which a… LEARN MORE

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Enforcing Mainland judgments in Hong Kong

In agreements that select the PRC as the place for resolution of any disputes, it is common to see wording such as “parties should file a lawsuit at the people’s court which has… LEARN MORE

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The Prosecution does not have a right to reply where an unrepresented defendant gives evidence without calling any witness

In the recent case of HKSAR v Leung Chun Kit Brandon, [2018] HKCFA 30, 4 July 2018, the Court of Final Appeal has clarified that the rule excluding the prosecution’s right of… LEARN MORE

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