Corporate law covers a wide range of business matters and is relevant to everyone in the corporate world, whether a shareholder, director or employee. Corporate lawyers may deal with various questions on the formation, organization, taxation and dissolution of a company, as well as the rights for all parties involved.
Contract law becomes relevant if you have entered into some “contractual relationship” with another person; that is, both sides agree to give each other an item or service that would benefit the other person...
With heightened attention on directors’ liabilities in managing a company, this article looks into the scope of duties that company directors may be personally liable for under Hong Kong law and the extent of cover of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance against losses or legal costs in relation to holding such office.
As we last discussed the application of force majeure clauses in commercial contracts, we shall consider in this article whether force majeure, if not the doctrine of frustration, is applicable in tenancy agreements amidst the time that businesses struggle in paying rentals (when the premises can’t be used) and consider how a properly drafted tenancy agreement may help with the situation.
This practical guide discusses the application of force majeure clauses in contracts governed by Hong Kong law and provides clients with quick know-hows on the occurrence of force majeure events and COVID-19 pandemic.
Thinking of starting an online business? Here are three key legal issues you need to consider before you start an online business (such as e-commerce) in Hong Kong. This may help you stay out of potential trouble that can be avoided.
In this article, we will cover the legal pros and cons of the three most common types of business entities in Hong Kong, namely, (1) sole proprietorship, (2) partnership and (3) private company limited by shares.
Carrying out business as usual has been made difficult for everyone during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. It may also have affected your ability to perform contractual obligations. In this article, we will look into force majeure clause and see if it can protect you in the current situation.