Anti-epidemic Fund As our society copes with the coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong government has earmarked HK$287.5 billion in three rounds of measures to help alleviate the financial burden of businesses and individuals. Read this booklet with key measures on: Employment Support Scheme (wage subsidies); Distance Business Programme (further details to be announced soon); Subsidy schemes…

Are your projects in limbo because of the coronavirus? Wondering if you could postpone or waive your obligations as a result, or worrying if the counterparty will not honour the contract? Learn the the basics of contract law with regards to extraordinary situations like now, and prepare well in advance to get things on track…

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…

Judiciary and Government Family Court Registry Address: M2, Wanchai Law Courts, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Telephone: 2840 1218 Fax: 2523 9170 Website E-mail: familycourt@judiciary.hk Legal Aid Department Telephone: 2537 7677 Fax: 2537 5948 E-mail: ladinfo@lad.gov.hk Website | Opening Hours Social Welfare Department – Victim Support Programme for Victims of Family Violence Address: Flat…

Kimberly Ann Dasse, avocate en droit de la famille basée à Hong Kong, a préparé une série d’articles sur les procédures de divorce, examinant les principales étapes menant à la dissolution du mariage. Cette semaine, avec Sarah-Jane Tasteyre, avocate française exerçant à Hong Kong et au Royaume-Uni, elle compare l’obligation de déclaration d’informations financières à…

Sarah Jane Tasteyre, a Registered Foreign Lawyer practising French law based in Hong Kong and United Kingdom, and Kimberly Ann Dasse, a family law practitioner based in Hong Kong, compare financial disclosures in Hong Kong and France. Financial Disclosure in French Proceedings There is no equivalent to the Form E in France. “Etat Liquidatif” Some…

Many Hong Kong investors considering investment in Malaysia is eyeing on the property market. This week, Legal Flash covers if foreigners can buy and own property and land in Malaysia, and any limitations on transactions and ownership. This summary is for information purposes only. Its contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be…

The COVID-19 has taken its toll on Hong Kong’s workforce. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 3.7% during December 2019 to February 2020, when compared to the previous three-month period ended January 2020 (3.4%). The labour market is expected to come under even greater pressure in the near term. While SMEs struggle to stay afloat, retain…

Hong Kong is deemed as an excellent place for carrying out business by many entrepreneurs not only because of its status as a leading global financial centre. Hong Kong’s simple tax system with low tax-rate, coupled with its world class infrastructure and proximity to the mainland Chinese market, have attracted numerous companies to establish their…

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