Launch of Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege 2019

Please click here to access a preview of the Guide. We are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of our Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege. Businesses are increasingly faced with multi-jurisdictional disputes where evidence rarely falls within the borders of a single country and complex legal privilege issues often surface when dealing with communications across multiple … Read more

Court of Appeal considers dispute over mother’s mental capacity

The Court of Appeal of Hong Kong has recently upheld a decision appointing a son to be the Committee to take care of his incapacitated mother's affairs[1]. This was despite protest from the son's sibling, who claimed the son was an inappropriate person to be the Committee. The sibling also contested that their mother did … Read more

The Proposed Automatic Exchange of Financial Information by the Inland Revenue Department with other Governments

The Hong Kong Government proposes to introduce draft legislation early this year in respect of a new information collecting regime from banks, custodians, insurance companies, brokers and investment entities.  The regime involves the collection of certain financial information of overseas tax resident account holders from such entities by the Inland Revenue Department ("IRD") and the … Read more

New safeguards needed for Hong Kong’s aged dementia sufferers

As Hong Kong’s population ages and the incidence of dementia increases,  the need for effective and efficient long-term care and support systems for the elderly is becoming more critical. Particularly under the spotlight is the protection and management of a person’s property and personal affairs when they lose mental capacity without an enduring power of … Read more