29Aug2018

Popping the question and sealing the deal: nuptial agreements since SPH

Just over four years ago the Court of Final Appeal endorsed nuptial agreements in Hong Kong, in SPH v SA (2014) 17 HKCFAR 364, [2014] HKCFA 56. “Full weight” should now be given to a pre or post nuptial agreement, provided that it was not…Read More

28Aug2018

Home alone in Hong Kong

At what age can children stay at home without parental supervision? In Hong Kong there is no clear-cut rule identifying the age at which a minor child can remain in the home unsupervised. Asia Times reported in January 2018 that a mother was arrested after…Read More

22Aug2018

Pádraig Walsh speaks at MaGESpire event on legal challenges in blockchain ventures

We are delighted to announce that Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was guest speaker at a MaGESpire fireside chat on blockchain ventures. Entitled ‘Legal Challenges in Blockchain Ventures – A deep dive from shallow waters’, the event was the fourth in MaGESpire’s Blockchain & Tokenomics…Read More

22Aug2018

The New Open-Ended Fund Company Regime in Hong Kong

Introduction On 30 July 2018, the new Open-Ended Fund Company (“OFC”) regime came into operation which introduced the OFC as a new form of corporate vehicle in Hong Kong. The legal framework of this new OFC regime consists of the three main pieces of legislation:…Read More

21Aug2018

Pádraig Walsh speaks about Term Sheets to members of the Founder Institute

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh recently spoke at a Founder Institute event on Term Sheets. Held at co-working space theDesk in Causeway Bay on Monday 20 August, Pádraig focused on the legal aspects of a Term Sheet: what it is, why it’s a good…Read More