On 20 November 2020, our firm’s partner Milly Hung was invited to attend the student award presentation ceremony at The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), to present prizes on behalf of Stevenson, Wong & Co.
Asian Legal Business (ALB) has just released the ranking of the Top 50 largest firms in Asia 2020. Stevenson, Wong & Co. has once again been listed as one of the largest Hong Kong domestic law firms for 5 consecutive years.
Our partner and head of SW Private Client Wendy Lam and senior associate Calvin Lo were invited by Manulife Hong Kong to speak at the legacy planning seminars on 11 & 19 November. The webinars successfully attracted an audience of more than 200 agents and high-net-worth clients.
Apart from our Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”), the European Union’s GDPR which takes effect from 25 May 2018 is an important breakthrough in our data privacy legislation having considered its wide geographical application and the severe monetary penalty to be imposed, as shown in a recent Germany’s case that €35.3 million fine was imposed against an international retailer which adopted inappropriate measures in monitoring and processing the personal data of several hundred employees at one of its branch in Nuremberg.
We acted for the Petitioner (“the Wife”) in the Hong Kong High Court case KCMA v ABC and others  HKCFI 848. The Wife obtained litigation funds of HK$1,500,000 from the Family Trust.
Mr. Terence Lau, Senior Associate of our Corporate Finance Department, hosted a CPD webinar for the topic “IPO101: An Overview of a Listing Offer” on 15 October 2020. In this course, Terence offered a detailed explanation of listing criteria as well as suitability for listing. The syllabus dissected IPO projects and included topics such as reorganisation, due diligence, prospectus drafting and share offer. The webinar also gave an overview of the IPO process pre-IPO investment.