On 10 November 2016, our Partners Ms. Catherine Por, Ms. Wendy Lam, Ms. Janice Chin, Ms. Sherlynn Chan and our Associate Mr. Calvin Lo attended the Hong Kong Family Law Association (the “HKFLA”) 30th Anniversary Cocktail held at the Helena May.
On 7 November 2016, our Partner, Ms Catherine Por, visited the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (“HKFWS”) Parent-child Contact Centre in Lai Chi Kok with other members of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. The visit was organized in light of the commencement of a two-year Pilot Project on Children Contact Service by the Social Welfare Department on 21 September 2016. The Project is commissioned to the HKFWS, an organization committed to deliver quality and professional social services to enhance the well-being of family and individuals in Hong Kong.
On 5 November 2016, our Partners Mr. Eric Lui, Mr. Stephen Wong together with our Public Relations Manager, Ms. Yo Yo Fang and also our Business Development Manager (China) Ms. Zita Huang attended a conference at Shanghai International Convention Center on the business opportunities of commercial litigation and arbitration in light of increasing outbound investments by PRC entities. The Conference was hosted by China Leading International Lawyers, instructed by All China Lawyers Association.
On 4 November 2016, our Partner Ms Sherlynn Chan visited Mr Hajime Ueda, the Director of Hague Convention Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, to obtain first-hand information of Hague cases in Japan and share SW’s experience in handling Hague cases in Hong Kong with the Japanese counterparts.
Soon after the Government announced its proposed new ad valorem stamp duty rate on 4 November 2016, our legal executive of the Banking Department, Mr. Man Wong, together with our Ms. Hebe Au, was invited to give a presentation on the new stamp duty measures to banking practitioners at China Construction Bank (Asia) on 16 November 2016.
On 1-2 November 2016, our partner, Ms. Wendy Lam, attended the STEP Asia Conference 2016 held in Hong Kong as one of the guest speakers. This two-day conference gathered over 40 experts from different jurisdictions to share their insight and experience in a wide spectrum of global issues and specialist topics, with over 450 attendees and more than 80 applicants on the waiting list.