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Ediscovery tools underutilised and misunderstood in Hong Kong
According to a recent survey by Kroll Ontrack, companies in Hong Kong have a limited understanding of how to effectively utilize ediscovery tools, and are deterred by the fact that they still don’t truly understand what it is ...
Global economic weather 4th May 2016
The economic news has been so disappointing for so long that even the trickle of good news seen over the last few weeks is emerging as the strongest run for almost a year. But, as the chart shows ...
Statutory paternity leave legislation in Hong Kong
From 27 February 2015, male employees in the private sector are entitled to three days’ paternity leave.
Prohibition against transfer of personal data outside Hong Kong
Section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) prohibits the transfer of personal data to places outside Hong Kong, except in circumstances specified in the PDPO.
The beginning of the end for mass distribution
Increased regulatory pressure is making the traditional mass agency distribution model less attractive for agents and insurers, leading to a drastic change in distribution channels for consumer policies.
Hong Kong News
Cadwalader Asia partners find new firms
Several of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s former Asia team are starting the new year with new jobs after the US firm closed its offices in
BLP opens in Quarry Bay as law firms quit Central
Berwin Leighton Paisner recently became the first international law firm in Hong Kong to open an office in Quarry Bay, possibly marking the start of an exodus from Central....
18th annual Hong Kong In-House Congress draws biggest audience yet
The In-House Community’s 18th annual Hong Kong In-House Congress event attracted more than 400 delegates to the JW Marriott ...
Skadden hires HKIAC’s Chiann Bao
Skadden has hired Chiann Bao, secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration ...
Taylor Wessing and HM Chan & Co announce their association in Hong Kong
International law firm Taylor Wessing has announced an official association between a newly established branch of Taylor Wessing and ...
The In-House Community hosts its inaugural Counsels of the Year Awards Ceremony
On May 26, 2016, the In-House Community hosted its inaugural regional Counsel of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse. The ceremony brought ...
Hong Kong Articles and Reports
Competition Law with Hong Kong Characteristics
Peter J Macmillan, Head of the Competition Group at Johnson Stokes & Master highlights some of the issues executives and industry bodies are most concerned about.
The shape of things to come
Melinda Finch considers what 2007, the year of the pig, holds in store for in-house counsel, private practice lawyers and their firms in the region. Where will the areas of opportunity be and what challenges can they expect to face?
Employment Special Report
Throughout Asia, 2007 may be remembered as a year of significant labour law reform. While amendments may be symptomatic of the strength of the region’s economy as a whole, the changes are unique to the realities of the nations who have enacted them.
Restructuring & Insolvency
In the aftermath of September’s unprecedented financial collapses, the buzz surrounding restructuring and insolvency is at its hottest since the IMF crisis. As practitioners speculate on the direction and manner of R&Is set to hit the region, the Restructuring & Insolvency Special Report takes a look at the rescue regimes of Hong Kong and the PRC and discusses the features and shortcomings of each jurisdiction.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
This month in Asian-Counsel, our most comprehensive survey of ADR across Asia to date, with contributions from leading practitioners in four jurisdictions. In the current economic climate, avoiding lengthy and costly legal proceedings is as important as ever . . .
A labour of love
As legal recruiter Hughes-Castell celebrates 25 years in the business, we speak to managing director Doreen Jaeger-Soong about how the industry has evolved and her recent buyback of the operation from Dutch firm Randstad
Hong Kong In-House Insights
Putting teeth into compliance programmes
Stan Lui, General Counsel APAC of Nobel Biocare, tells ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL about his unique teaching methods, as well as alerting us to the kind of problems the future may hold and offering his own personal solutions.
A ‘Bittersweet Symphony’
Leaving behind a long-standing career as a private practitioner, James Jamison, moved in-house and joined Deloitte as General Counsel in 2011. Taking up the role against the background of a rapidly changing regulatory landscape which has seen China assert its national sovereignty in response to demands from US regulators, he describes his entry in-house as a ‘baptism of fire.’ 18 months in, his quest continues. He strives to find workable solutions and manage delicate situations with level-headedness and diplomacy with the help of a supportive legal network. Here Jamison tells us more about his day to day at one of the Big 4 accounting firms.
The road ahead
Vivian Mak, Director and Head of Litigation, Asia Pacific for The Royal Bank of Scotland reveals to us how the tapestry of a litigator’s life has changed in the banking industry in the last two years and how she expects it will develop in the near future. Earnest about the need to stay relevant and positive in the current environment, Mak is quick to advise that a career in-house is not for everyone.
A Yahoo! search success
Stephen Man, VP and Regional General Counsel Asia Pacific at Yahoo! candidly talks to Asian-mena Counsel about his transition from private practitioner to in-house counsel. Now helming the legal team at one of the biggest names in the IT industry, he takes us through a day in his life in the legal hot-seat in Hong Kong. Between a demanding role and two little ones at home – he appears to have tackled the mythical work-life balance that still eludes many.
Breaking new ground
After 35 years with GE, Stephen Maloy, General Counsel Asia Pacific, talks about turning challenges into opportunities, the importance of diversity in a multinational organisation, and the qualities GE looks for in external counsel.
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