Mayer Brown Employment & Benefits partners Duncan Abate and Hong Tran (both Hong Kong) predict few employers will move forward with mass employee COVID-19 testing.
Remote working arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic have left businesses increasingly exposed to business email compromise attacks.
Hedge fund managers, private equity sponsors and other asset managers as well as brokers, dealers, wealth managers and other providers of investment services and investment products are often keen...
Directors of Hong Kong companies under cashflow pressure or financial distress should be aware that as their companies approach insolvency...
Many employers in Hong Kong have had to implement work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for their employees.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State ("State") submitted a report to the U.S. Congress, as required under section 5(a) of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act ("HKAA"),...
A recent case in Hong Kong, has demonstrated both the ability and willingness of common law courts to recognise insolvency appointments made by the courts of the People's Republic of China ('PRC')...
The Sovereign Group
Hong Kong has had a lot to contend with over the last 18 months including country-wide protest action, Covid-19, the US-China trade war, not to mention the new National Security Laws and US
The Hong Kong Government announced last week that The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 ("Ordinance") – passed by the Legislative Council on 9 July 2020 – will come into operation...
The Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) (the "Ordinance") is the principal competition legislation in Hong Kong.
The MoU is also relevant to the regulation of insurance linked securities (ILS) as the IA prepares to launch an ILS regime in Hong Kong soon.
In a year where COVID-19 has restricted travel, many employers may find themselves with employees that have a substantial amount of accrued but untaken annual leave.
Jonathan Silver joins panel at the Virtual Marine Money Hong Kong Ship Finance Forum.
In this Court of Appeal case of Xu Yi Jun v GF Capital (Hong Kong) Limited (CACV 502 & 577 / 2019), the Court considered whether an employer can withhold a bonus payment after the payment due date for reasons of ...
Hong Kong's Civil Service Bureau recently issued an internal memo, which was leaked to the press, that said department heads should dismiss employees on probation if they have been charged on suspicion of taking part in ...
This article provides guidance for employers.
It is not unusual for employees within a group of companies to be employed by one company within the group to perform work at or for other group companies.
The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (the 2020 Ordinance), which increases the statutory maternity leave under the Employment Ordinance to 14 weeks, will come into effect on 11 December 2020.
The Sovereign Group
There are many commentators, and I would be one of those, who say that if there is no other reason whatsoever for placing assets into trust or a foundation other than to avoid probate then it is still a must do item.
The COVID-19 disease is regularly forcing changes on the world. One of them is likely to be the wish by an employer to be able to ensure that its employees are free of the disease.