香港:警务人员可搜查市民的手机吗?

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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

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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 […]

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香港:前雇员申请类似专利,雇主可如何追究?

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

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 […]

我能否带孩子离开香港?– 解读香港法庭审理的搬迁案例

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港是国际金融中心,因为工作搬迁到此的情况也是十分常见。父母离异时,其中一方到底能不能带孩子回到本国的家?

如果处理不当,父母带孩子出国甚至可能涉嫌绑架。带孩子搬迁或滞留存在以下不当情况:

违反孩子之前常住国家法律规定的监护权,或
搬迁或滞留时实际上是在行使这些权利,或者搬迁或滞留会导致这些权利无法行使。
因此,如果父母中的一方希望长期带孩子搬离香港,而另一方没有明确表示同意,则需要经过香港法庭的许可。

香港:工作场所的性骚扰──雇主为何应关注?

Reading Time: 1 minutes于2015年7月29日,平等机会委员会(「平机会」)公布,已根据《性别歧视条例》(「该条例」)在区域法院代表一名女士(「申索人」)向其前雇主(「雇主」)提出法律诉讼,追究雇主:(i) 须就其雇员作出的非法性骚扰行为负上转承责任;及 (2) 由于申索人提出性骚扰投诉(「该案件」)而令她遭到受害歧视。

HONG KONG: Trademarks with vulgar meaning may be invalidated in the PRC

Reading Time: 4 minutesIntroduction On 3 February 2019, the Higher People’s Court of Beijing Municipality (“Beijing High Court”) handed down its judgment and determined that the trademark “MLGB” had a vulgar meaning, was of low style, and may endanger the socialist morality; and therefore shall be invalidated in accordance with Article 10(8) of Trademark Law of the People’s […]