Legal Updates

05Aug2019

Legal update: Privacy, Politics and Protests: Perspectives on privacy issues in Hong Kong

Personal data privacy is often seen as one of the lesser legal rights in this part of the world. You are in a coffee shop, and click through the free wifi Terms of Use. You’re using a new site to buy an experience holiday, and…Read More

25Jul2019

Legal update: A Beneficiaries’ right to request information from Trustees

The principles established in Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Ltd [2003] relating to a beneficiaries’ right to request information from trustees was recently confirmed by the England & Wales High Court in Lewis v Tamplin [2018]. In Lewis the settlor set up a trust and left…Read More

17Jul2019

Legal update: What you need to know about convertible loan notes

This article was originally published on Zegal.com as “Everything You Need To Know About Convertible Loan Notes”. My present favourite startup financing document is the convertible loan note. Ask me next week, and it will be something else. The convertible loan note has enough good…Read More

06Jun2019

Legal update: Landmark decision by HK CFA to allow civil service spousal benefits and joint tax assessments to same sex couples

On 6 June 2019 Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal handed down a landmark unanimous decision allowing same sex couples to enjoy equal spousal benefits in civil service and to file joint tax assessments in Hong Kong. Facts The Appellant, Leung Chun Kwong, a Hong…Read More

04Jun2019

Libel update: Definitions of words used in social media posts not to be found in dictionaries!

In a recent high-profile Facebook libel case following an acrimonious divorce in Stocker v Stocker, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that when determining the natural and ordinary meaning of words published on social media – fleeting and hastily written – the First Instance Judge…Read More