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…

A Hong Kong, les familles se sont retrouvées à cohabiter à longueur de journées, des semaines durant, du fait du travail à domicile imposé et de la fermeture des établissements scolaires. Dans ces conditions, et du fait notamment de la petite surface des logements à Hong Kong, les tensions familiales sont exacerbées. Un certain nombre…

As people have been working from home for weeks now and with children being home-schooled, things can get tense in the family home, especially in the small spaces we share in Hong Kong. A number of articles in SCMP, BBC, and CNN have featured articles indicating that there is an uptick in the number of…

In the last few weeks, we have had an increasing number of requests relating to the acquisition of French nationality or other kinds of ways to live legally in France. Some mixed couples living in Hong Kong have suddenly decided to call it a day after months of demonstrations followed by the situation imposed by…

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…

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…

Ces dernières années, le nombre croissant de couples français s’installant à Hong Kong avec leurs enfants ou décidant d’y fonder leur famille, nous a amené à nous pencher à plusieurs reprises sur la question de la désignation des tuteurs pour nos enfants mineurs afin de faire face au décès de l’un ou des deux parents….

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