Working hours in Hong Kong are notoriously long and demanding. It may therefore come as no surprise that Hong Kong was recently ranked 45th out of a list of 50 cities in work-life balance and was ranked overall as the top overworked city[1]. With modern technology enabling employees to have access to work resources remotely, some…

With the advancement of technology, we become more and more familiar with online payment and transaction. At the same time, the convenience of Internet transfer brings along the acceleration in the number of multiple-jurisdictional cyber fraud cases. In this article, we wish to share our observations from cases that we have worked on and provide…

We are seeking talents to join our firm as Senior Paralegal / Paralegal with description as follows. Full-time basis on contract term Perform paralegal duties in the firm’s practices, primarily corporate & commercial matters, dispute resolution or matrimonial law Draft and review legal agreements, correspondences and court papers Arrange and attend meetings with external parties…

The Employment Bill of 2019, passed by Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, introduced new maternity benefits for female employees, which are aimed at improving their welfare. On December 11, 2020, the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 took effect, increasing the mandatory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks. The Hong Kong Labour Department also announced that employers…

We are seeking writer talents to join our firm as Marketing Intern with description as follows. Commences in mid-September 2021, 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…

2 August 2021 – JC Legal makes a mark at the pre-eminent ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2021 organised by Asian Legal Business, being shortlisted for Rising Law Firm of the Year, Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year. The firm’s Principal Janice Chew also entered the finals…

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…

The shareholders’ agreement is a key legal document that regulates the affairs of the company. If you are a founder of a startup that is about to enter its first round of fundraising, you can expect that your investors will be keen to enter into a shareholders’ agreement with you that sets out the roles…

A joint venture (“JV”) is a business entity formed by two parties sharing similar vision and goal to develop a business. This joint entity is usually formed to achieve broader business opportunity. A typical example is where a company with good reputation in the local market envisions to expand its business to a foreign market….

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