criminal

10Oct2018

Legal update: When do judges refer matters to prosecuting authorities and regulatory bodies for consideration of criminal behaviour or regulatory misconduct?

Introduction When judges learn of a possible crime or professional misconduct during the trial of a matter, they sometimes refer the factual issues to the Secretary for Justice (“SJ”) and/or regulatory bodies for further investigation. In most cases judges do not specify whether they are…Read More

24May2018

Legal update: Court of Final Appeal’s answers on the issue of establishing a defence to indecent assaults on underage victims

In October 2017, we wrote about the magistracy appeal decision of香港特別行政區訴蔡偉麟 (HKSAR v Choi Wai Lun) (unreported HCMA 620/2016, 31 July 2017): Is a genuine belief that an underage victim is over 16 a defence to an indecent assault? On 9 May 2018, the Court of…Read More

23Jan2018

Legal update: Ex-lover jailed for posting explicit video in revenge of breakup

In a recent District Court case (HKSAR v Wong Ngai Sang), a 23-year-old male was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for posting secretly filmed sexual footage of himself and his ex-lover onto the internet. The defendant and the victim, Miss X, met at work and…Read More

26Oct2017

Legal update: Is a genuine belief that an underage victim is over 16 a defence to an indecent assault?

Update: On 9 May 2018, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) overruled the decision of the appellate judge. Read our update posted on 24 May: Court of Final Appeal’s answers on the issue of establishing a defence to indecent assaults on underage victims In a recent magistracy appeal…Read More

13Jul2017

Legal update: Proposed Amendments to Hong Kong’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Regulations

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) on 28 June 2017. The Bill seeks to make enforceable against designated non-financial businesses and professions (including solicitors, foreign lawyers, accountants, estate agents and trust…Read More

17Aug2016

Legal update: An introduction to the legal aspects of match-fixing in sport

As illegal gambling has grown so has the awareness by local and international law enforcement agencies of the link between illegal gambling, organized crime and match-fixing and the severity of the match fixing. For instance in 2014 fifteen of the member states of the Council…Read More

08Jul2015

Legal update: Tips on protecting yourself during criminal arrest and execution of search warrants in Hong Kong with proper legal representation

The Commercial Crime Bureau obtained search warrants to search our client’s two residential properties and company office in Hong Kong. The CCB carried out “dawn raids” simultaneously on all three locations. We were able to provide immediate advice and assistance. No items were seized from…Read More