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ONC Lawyers is a professional and dynamic legal practice based in Hong Kong. We have been growing continuously since our establishment in 1992, and have now become one of the largest local law firms with more than 100 members of legally-qualified and supporting staff. The major areas of practice of our lawyers include banking & finance, capital market, China practice, construction & arbitration, corporate & commercial, criminal litigation, employment, family & matrimonial, immigration, insolvency & restructuring, insurance & personal injury, intellectual property & technology, litigation & dispute resolution, notary public services, real estate, securities, futures & funds, shipping & logistics and wills & probate. ONC Lawyers was formerly known as Or, Ng & Chan (prior to 1st May 2008), whilst our Chinese name 柯伍陳律師事務所 has remained unchanged.

HONG KONG: The Competition Tribunal handed down a judgment on market sharing and price fixing for the first time
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction On 17 May 2019, the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) handed down two decisions for the enforcements actions initiated by the Competition Commission (the “Commission”), comprising Competition Commission v Nutanix Hong Kong Limited and Others [2019] HKCT 2 and Competition Commission v W. Hing Construction Company Limited and Others [2019] HKCT 3. Both cases involved breach of the first […]

香港:怎样才可终止我在物业中的共有权?
Hong Kong,Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes分划(partition)是终止物业共有权(co-ownership)的其中一种方法,令每名共有人(co-owner)成为其获分配之土地财产的唯一业主。这与联权共有权(joint tenancy)的划分不同,后者只会令共有人变成分权共有人(tenants in common),但仍然共同拥有物业。分划可以透过自愿签立契据进行;如共有人之间无法达成共识,则可根据香港法例第352章《分划条例》(「该条例」)提出诉讼,要求分划或出售物业。

HONG KONG: CFA clarifies the proper approach for interpreting “Red Flag” Reports
Business,Business Advice,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In Moody’s Investors Service Hong Kong Ltd v Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) [2018] HKCFA 42, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) dismissed an appeal brought by Moody’s Investors Service Hong Kong Ltd (“Moody’s”) in relation to SFC’s disciplinary action concerning a report entitled “Red Flags for Emerging-Market Companies: A Focus on China” (the “Report”).  We […]

HONG KONG: Former dental officer awarded substantial damages in compensation for injuries sustained due to excessive workload
Employment,Hong Kong,Personal,Personal Injury,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In the recent case of Yeung Lai Ping v Secretary for Justice [2019] HKCFI 881, the government has been ordered to pay nearly HK$21 million in compensation to a former dental officer, who had to retire from civil service nearly 20 years ago, after she suffered severe injuries to her right wrist due to excessive workload. […]

香港:人身伤亡的损害赔偿
Hong Kong,Personal,Personal Injury,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes人身伤亡是指一个人未有以合理的谨慎方式对待另一个人而造成的一种民事过失,往往涉及疏忽。人身伤亡有时指身体上的损伤,但这里也指心理上的伤害,例如,受害人可能因交通意外而患上创伤后压力症(PTSD)。
人身伤亡受害人可追讨的赔偿类别各有不同。有些人慢性受伤,例如患上长期痛症,而有些人则可能被迫改变日常生活或工作,甚至失去工作。常见的索偿类别包括疼痛、痛苦与丧失生活乐趣、收入损失、丧失赚取收入的能力、因意外而招致的医疗及其他开支。

Singapore court recognised US bankruptcy proceedings as foreign main proceedings despite company being registered in Singapore
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction On 4 March 2019, the Singapore High Court (“Court”) in Re Zetta Jet Ptd Ltd and others (Asia Aviation Holdings Ptd Ltd, intervener) [2019] SGHC 53 handed down its judgment and granted full recognition of the US Bankruptcy Proceedings as a foreign main proceeding under the Singapore Model Law. Background Voluntary bankruptcy proceedings were filed against […]

HONG KONG: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum
Employment,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

HONG KONG: Inadequate passage plan could amount to unseaworthiness of the vessel
Business,Hong Kong,Maritime,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Under Article III rule 1 of the Hague Rules (which apply to contracts of carriage), the carrier shall be bound, before and at the beginning of the voyage, to exercise due diligence to make the ship seaworthy. In the recent case of Alize 1954, CMA CGM SA v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG and Others [2019] EWHC […]

香港:绿化工程必须符合法例
Business,Business Advice

Reading Time: 1 minutes背景
2016年5月20日,香港城市大学(「城大」)陈大河综合会堂的大型屋顶在毫无先兆下突然倒塌,导致在场三人受伤。事件起因相信是面积达1,400平方米的天台覆盖了草皮,最终因不胜负荷而倒塌。

这宗意外显示,屋顶覆盖植物及泥土会造成超重风险,亦令人质疑天台绿化工程缺乏监管。由于城大承认有关工程事先并没有向屋宇署入则,亦惹人关注天台绿化工程的合法性。

HONG KONG: Court of Final Appeal confirms “obtaining access to computer with a view to dishonest gain” should not apply to a person’s own devices
Business,Cybersecurity,Data Protection,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction The wide interpretation of the charge of “obtaining access to computer with a view to dishonest gain for himself or another” under section 161(1)(c) of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200) (the “s.161(1)(c) Charge”) was considered in the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) in Secretary for Justice v Cheng Ka Yee and others[2018] HKCFI 1809, which was […]

Hong Kong: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum
Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Previously in “Can an Employer Consider an Employee’s Work Performance in Deciding Whether to Pay Contract-end Gratuity to the Employee?”, the application of a contractual term in relation to whether gratuity payment can be subject to the employer’s opinion of an employee’s “satisfactory completion” of an employment contract is discussed in light of the […]

香港:警务人员可搜查市民的手机吗?
Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes简介
手机私隐一直备受公众关注。随着科技进步,手机成为方便工作的好工具。我们利用智能手机的互联网、即时通讯、电邮等各种功能沟通、分享数码文件及照片,以及完成各种工作。

近期原讼法庭在一宗司法复核案件Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police [2017] HKCU 2725审理了一个重要问题——警务人员是否有权在没有手令的情况下搜查及审查被捕人士身上的手机及其他个人数码通讯设备上的数码内容?