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…

We are seeking writer talents to join our firm as Marketing Intern with description as follows. Commences in mid-August 2020, for a term to be discussed and agreed Part-time or freelance basis, with possibility to earn a full-time, contract position upon satisfactory performance Assist in creating marketing copy and managing the firm’s social media accounts…

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…

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…

We hear this from our seminar attendees from time to time: Why Malaysia? In this week’s Legal Flash, we show you 4 reasons to invest in Malaysia in a minute. This summary is for information purposes only. Its contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for detailed advice…

Opening a company in Malaysia is as easy as in Hong Kong, but note that a Malaysian company requires a resident director. Who fulfills such requirement? Learn more about company incorporation from our latest Legal Flash. This summary is for information purposes only. Its contents do not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded…

Do you know China has implemented a new foreign investment law with effect from 1 Jan 2020? Let’s review its key highlights and implications on foreign businesses in this week’s Legal Flash. Read about the law explained by our Paralegal Lily. This summary is for information purposes only. Its contents do not constitute legal advice…

When starting a business, the company name, business (or trading) name, company logo and domain name all constitute important identifiers of your brand. It is advisable to protect the ownership of your business’ intellectual property early on and in relevant jurisdictions where you sell. In this week’s Legal Flash, we introduce what can be filed…

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