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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.

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?

Parties to arbitration in Hong Kong can apply for interim measures in Mainland China
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesBackground Under the Hong Kong’s existing Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609), the parties to arbitral proceedings in other places, including Mainland China, may apply to the courts of Hong Kong for interim measures. However, under the Arbitration Law and Civil Procedure Law of Mainland China, only parties to arbitrations seated in Mainland China and administered by […]

HONG KONG: Can an internal non-legal representative of a litigant be a member to a confidentiality ring?
Business,Business Advice,Data Protection,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction Taching Petroleum Company Limited (“Taching”) and Shell Hong Kong Limited (“Shell”) have respectively sold industrial diesel oil to Meyer Aluminium Limited (“Meyer”) and sue for the diesel oil purchase price. In its defence, Meyer argued that Taching and Shell have colluded to fix the price or exchanged price information in breach of the First […]

香港:知识产权争议能否透过仲裁解决?
Business,Hong Kong,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes随着全球知识产权交易日益增加,人们更需要高效的争议解决程序。为推动香港成为知识产权交易枢纽及国际知识产权仲裁及调解中心,律政司于2015年12月发布了《2016 年仲裁(修订)条例草案》咨询文件,旨在了解是否需要就知识产权争议的仲裁问题修订法例。目前,香港既没有具体法例条文、亦没有权威性的判例清楚说明,香港法律是否承认涉及知识产权争议的仲裁结果。香港法例第609章《仲裁条例》并无说明哪些种类的主题事宜可透过仲裁解决。

HONG KONG: The SFC’s most severe disciplinary actions taken against sponsors
Business,Business Advice,Environment,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction On 14 March 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) reprimanded and fined UBS AG and UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited (collectively, “UBS”), Merrill Lynch Far East Limited (“Merrill Lynch”), Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited (“Standard Chartered Securities”) and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited (“Morgan Stanley”) a sum of HK$375 million, HK$128 million, HK$59.7 […]

香港:如何避免婚前资产纳入离婚程序?
Divorce and Child Custody,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港的楼价持续高昂,有能力自置物业组织爱巢的年轻情侣或新婚夫妇并不多,因此近年出现一种现象,就是子女婚后与伴侣跟其中一方的父母同住,或者由父母「资助」子女置业的首期。

在离婚案件中,如何判断婚前资产的真正实益拥有人,往往是个棘手的问题。在YKYM v YMCT [2013] HKEC 487一案中,家事法庭就需要裁断双方在伦敦的婚姻居所究竟是母亲送给儿子和媳妇共同享有结婚礼物,还是只是交由他们以信托形式代她持有。

HONG KONG: What can you do if a camera in a taxi or hailed car captures your private actions and the video goes viral?
Harassment,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Video cameras have been installed inside some taxi and hailed car compartments in Hong Kong for security and safety purposes. They would record the video images of the passengers. Some unscrupulous drivers might share or upload the recorded video clip online to social media or sell the clip to a media company without any […]

香港:前雇员申请类似专利,雇主可如何追究?
Business,Hong Kong,Intellectual Property,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes在Acron International Technology Limited v Chan Yiu Wai & Anor HCA 1709/2010(裁决日期:2016年1月25日)一案中,原告人成功控告一名前雇员在终止受雇后,申请一项与原告人开发的技术相似的专利,这是原讼法庭首次就《专利条例》第57(1) 条作出裁决。

案情重点
原告人是一间在香港注册、从事科技行业的创新企业,第一及第二被告人为其前雇员。两名被告人于2004年10月18日递交辞职信,并于离职后8日,即2004年11月26日,在中国内地共同提出专利申请(「被告人申请」),最后于2009年1月7日获授予专利。

HONG KONG: HKEx’s censure of Golden Meditech and censure/criticism of various directors
Business,Hong Kong,Regional Law

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited censured Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (the “Company”) (stock code: 801) and a number of its current and former directors for committing numerous serious breaches of the Listing Rules in relation to the disclosure and shareholders’ approval requirements as well as the directors’ ability and the failure to […]