25 Aug 2023

Partners Heidi Chui and Rodney Teoh Invited to Attend 2023 Annual Conference of In-House Lawyers

On 16 August 2023, our Partner and Council Member of The Law Society of Hong Kong Ms Heidi Chui and Partner Rodney Teoh attended the 2023 Annual Conference of In-House Lawyers organized by The Law Society’s In-House Lawyers Committee. The conference was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme “From In-House Connector to Super-Connector”.


Dr. Thomas So, Member of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Past-President of The Law Society of Hong Kong (2nd from the left); Ms. Heidi Chui, our Partner and Council Member of The Law Society of Hong Kong (2nd from the right); and our Partner Mr. Rodney Teoh (3rd from the left)

23 Aug 2023

Senior Associate Michael Lau Passes 2022 GBA Legal Professional Examination Interview Assessment

We are delighted to announce that our Senior Associate Mr. Michael Lau has successfully passed the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination (GBA Exam) interview assessment, making him the seventh lawyer from our firm to pass the GBA exam interview assessment. Our 6 other lawyers who have already obtained the GBA qualification are Partners Mr. Willy Cheng, Ms. Heidi Chui, Mr. Rodney Teoh, Mr. Gordon Tsang, Consultant Mr. Philip Tsang and Senior Associate Mr. Terence Lau.

22 Aug 2023

Substance over Form – the IPFUND Saga

On 2 August 2023, the Court of Appeal (CA) delivered a decision in 律政司司長 訴IPFUND Asset Management Limited及另一人 (the IPFUND case) 1, which reversed the decision of the District Court delivered on 22 April 20162 and effectively closed a significant loophole to the licensing requirements under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap.571) (SFO).

17 Aug 2023

CHINA SECURITIES REGULATORY COMMISSION AND HONG KONG SECURITIES AND FUTURES COMMISSION JOINTLY ANNOUCE INTRODUCTION OF BLOCK TRADING UNDER STOCK CONNECT

Introduction

 On 11 August 2023, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC“) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC“) made a joint announcement on the introduction of block trading (manual trades) under the mutual stock market access arrangements between the Mainland and Hong Kong.