In the wake of COVID-19 comes a shower of government-led incentives to accelerate digital transformation in the business world, including the highly anticipated Distance Business Programme with funding worth HK$500 million. While the epidemic as a driving force is a most unfortunate and costly one, it does urge decision makers, especially of small- and medium-sized…

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…

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…

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…

We proudly roll out the first issue of our Legal Flash series, starting with one of the most common issues encountered by companies of all scales – shareholders’ disputes. Like the prenuptial agreement to marriage, read on to see what you can do with this agreement. This summary is for information purposes only. Its contents…

On 15 March 2019, the National People’s Congress of China adopted the new Foreign Investment Law (the “Law”). It aimed to unify and streamline the framework of foreign investment in China, and build a market environment with stability, transparency, predictability and fair competition. The Law will take effect on 1 January 2020. How will the…

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