HSF’s Hong Kong office leads the way on Mediation

From our market leading research on how blue-chips are using ADR to our lead role in a recent landmark convention on “Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution” in London, Herbert Smith Freehills’ award winning global ADR practice has long been at the forefront of ADR developments and thought leadership. To mark the fifth anniversary … Read more

Hong Kong: Paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has finally introduced laws to entitle private sector male employees to paternity leave.  From 27 February 2015, male employees will be entitled to take up to three days of paternity leave in recognition of the birth of their child. An employee may take paternity leave at any time between four … Read more

Hong Kong: Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 in force and Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance 2014 delayed

The Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2014—Ordinance No. 19 of 2014 came into force on 12 December 2014. The amended ordinance can be found here. The amended Ordinance provides that it is unlawful for anyone to sexually harass a woman who provides, or will provide, goods, facilities or services.  The amended Ordinance also limits its jurisdictional … Read more