How the pandemic affects contractual relationships – Force majeure clause and frustration

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and various social distancing rules have been implemented, daily business operations and events may be disrupted.  It is important to know how contractual relationships could be affected in these circumstances. Force majeure clause Force majeure clause is usually incorporated in a contract to enable the parties to excuse themselves from […]

Felix NgPartner, Haldanes

Content development in the digital age: The option purchase deal

With the proliferation of video streaming platforms, the streaming of, and demand for, digital content continues to grow and more so in this Covid-19 world we now live in. Whilst Netflix together with likes of Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Apple TV, HBO Max and NBCU’s Peacock may be the household streaming giants cornering the […]

Jonathan MidgleyPartner, Solicitor Advocate, Haldanes

HKEX Proposes Extension of its Secondary and Dual Primary Listing Regimes

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (HKEX Consultation Paper) proposes potentially far reaching changes to its requirements for secondary and dual primary listings of overseas companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the HKEX). Two of the key proposals, which are the […]

Julia CharltonPartner, Charltons

HKEX Proposes to Revise Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules

On 16 April 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published a consultation paper on the Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules1 (the “HKEX Consultation Paper”) setting out proposals aimed at enhancing directors’ independence, board diversity and ESG disclosure and standards (among others). The HKEX also proposes to revise the […]

Julia CharltonPartner, Charltons

Five Major Trends in Competition Law – A Year in Review: 2020/2021

2020/2021 has been a remarkable year for competition law practitioners in Hong Kong: the Competition Commission (“the Commission”) has been increasingly active in initiating investigations and commencing enforcement actions against parties which contravened the First Conduct Rule and the Second Conduct Rule of the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619, “the Ordinance”). Whilst a number of proceedings […]

Felix NgPartner, Haldanes

HKEX Proposes Simplification of HKEX Listing Regime for Overseas Companies

On 16 April 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published a consultation paper on the Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules1 (the “HKEX Consultation Paper”) setting out proposals aimed at enhancing directors’ independence, board diversity and ESG disclosure and standards (among others). The HKEX also proposes to revise the […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

HKEX Proposes Extension of its Secondary and Dual Primary Listing Regimes

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (HKEX Consultation Paper) proposes potentially far reaching changes to its requirements for secondary and dual primary listings of overseas companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the HKEX). Two of the key proposals, which are the […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

Hong Kong Employment Law Handbook – Covid-19 Edition

We are excited to share our new “Hong Kong Employment Law Handbook – Covid-19 Edition” which addresses your most asked employment law queries including those relating to working from home (WFH), working from abroad, unpaid leave and annual leave, redundancies and restructurings, as well as occupational health and safety. Click on the button below to […]

Nick GallSenior Partner, Gall Solicitors

HKEX Proposes Simplification of HKEX Listing Regime for Overseas Companies

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (Consultation Paper) puts forward potentially far-reaching changes to the requirements for listing offshore companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). For an overview of the proposed changes, please see Charltons’ newsletter The HKEX Consultation Paper […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

THE HONG KONG EMPLOYMENT LAW HANDBOOK

COVID-19 EDITION The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged businesses across the world and raised unprecedented issues for both employers and employees in the employment law space. In this “The Hong Kong Employment Law Handbook – COVID-19 Edition” we address your most asked queries relating to everything from working from home (WFH), to working from abroad, to […]

Nick GallSenior Partner, Gall Solicitors

New visa renewal arrangements announced for visa holders outside Hong Kong

Good News for visa holders outside Hong Kong who are looking to apply for visa renewals, as the Immigration Department recently announced that special arrangements will be made to accommodate the pandemic situation Date:   1 April 2021 The Hong Kong Immigration Department recently made an announcement in relation to special arrangements made for visa holders […]

Christina MaAssociate, Haldanes