In September 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced changes to the open-ended fund companies (OFC) regime. This provides interested parties with a new option in terms of company structure and could potentially contribute to the provision of a broader range of investment products in Hong Kong. What is an OFC? An OFC is…

Employment law issues in relation to COVID-19 are currently at the forefront with the unemployment rate constantly reaching its peak in view of the financial and operational difficulties posed by the pandemic on businesses. Small businesses are peculiarly vulnerable under the pandemic given the cashflow shortage and decreasing revenue with dampening consumer sentiment and the…

Founder fallouts are not uncommon for startups, especially when things don’t go smooth. It can happen to the best of friends. What really happens when one of your co-founders leaves depends on how prepared and how well thought out you are at the conception of your startup company. In short, a carefully devised vesting schedule…

We are seeking numerical and people masters to join our firm as Operations Associate with description as follows. Immediate Full-time contract position Coordinate legal operations in liaison with relevant authorities and vendors Perform routine accounting and human resources administration, including but not limited to client invoicing, filing of employer’s returns, visa applications, payroll, expense claims, financial…

Legal risks are inherent in the process of running a startup. Yet, for first-time entrepreneurs, it is often very difficult to be cognizant of potential legal pitfalls. It is nonetheless worthy to spend some time and resources to avoid legal complications that may lead to business disruptions in the future. Due diligence is a critical…

Charitable institutions with tax exemption status accorded by section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112) enjoy exemptions of stamp duty on transfer of any immovable property or Hong Kong stock, business registration fee, and profits tax on all their income which is solely applied for charitable purposes. Individual and business donors can also…

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…

17 February 2020 – JC Legal today welcomes Kimberly Ann Dasse as Consultant, consolidating its practice in cross-border family law with the home jurisdiction of Hong Kong alongside PRC and France. As a cross-border legal professional, Kimberly Ann Dasse brings with her over a decade of practising experience in the United States and legal training experience…

We are seeking high-calibre law students to join our firm as Legal Intern with description as follows. Takes place from June to August (for summer internship), or in December (for winter internship), for a period of four (4) weeks, or a term to be discussed and agreed Full-time basis from Monday to Friday Conduct legal…

Do you offer virtual internship? We may offer virtual internship on a need basis. If applications for virtual internship are open, we will announce on our website and LinkedIn. Under exceptional circumstances, we may also arrange for the standard internship in our office to become virtual. Please contact us if you are unable to report…

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