Domestic Violence during COVID-19 – Solutions for Affected Individuals

As people have been working from home for weeks now and with children being schooled from home, things can get tense in the family home, especially in the small spaces we share in Hong Kong. A number of articles in South China Morning Post, BBC, and CNN have featured articles indicating that there is an uptick in domestic violence cases as people shelter in place.

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Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Financial Disclosures

Today Kimberly Ann Dasse covers financial disclosures in divorce proceedings. Once a divorce petition is filed, the parties will be given an appointment for their first appearance before the judge, a “First Appointment”. Twenty-eight days prior to the First Appointment, the parties must exchange financial information...

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Considering a Divorce in Hong Kong – Length of Marriage and Jurisdiction

Today Kimberly Ann Dasse covers the length of marriage and jurisdiction required prior to filing a divorce petition. There is a popular belief that “anyone can get divorced” in Hong Kong, but Hong Kong is not a fly-in, fly-out divorce jurisdiction...

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Directors’ Liabilities in Hong Kong

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.

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Frustration in the time of COVID-19

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.

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Panic in a Pandemic – Would “force majeure” clause save you from a contractual dispute?

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.

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Timely Reminder : Procedural Pitfalls to Look out for in Employment-Related Personal Injuries Claims

Whilst personal injuries cases are often known to have a greater tendency to settle out of Court, practitioners should be reminded the need for thorough and hands on preparation from early on, with a view to seeing the case tried and tested in Court.

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