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。

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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 […]

聚焦劳资业务:香港法律在降级方面的规定

Reading Time: 1 minutes降级通常涉及职位降低,或者工作职责和/或薪水的减少。员工出现业绩不良、能力有限等情况但又无需辞退时,雇主都可能会考虑对其进行降级处理。

不管是什么原因,雇主考虑降级时都要慎之又慎。降级应当合法而又专业;否则雇主可能面临不必要的投诉举报。

香港:申请宣告父母身分与婚姻诉讼程序中的「密切联系」测试是否相同?

Reading Time: 1 minutes根据香港法例第179章《婚姻诉讼条例》第3(c) 条,如欲在香港提出的离婚程序,至少其中一方必须与香港有密切联系。过往的离婚案例显示,法院在判断有没有密切联系时会考虑所有相关因素,例如在香港居住多少时间及拥有多少资产。值得注意的是,上诉法庭在近期一宗案件中,将离婚案件的「密切联系」测试的适用范围大幅扩大至其他家事案件。在WSJ v WZC [2019] HKCA 89一案中,一名母亲(「母亲」)代表其未成年儿子(「儿子」)根据香港法例第429章《父母与子女条例》(「该条例」)提出申请

HONG KONG: A US short-seller was held liable for disseminating a false online research report about a Hong Kong listed company

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction A US short-seller, Mr Andrew Left (“Mr Left”) of Citron Research, was held liable by the Market Misconduct Tribunal (“MMT”) in August 2016 for publishing false or misleading market information about Evergrande Real Estate Group Limited (“Evergrande”) (Stock Code: 3333). In February 2019, the Court of Appeal (the “CA”) dismissed Mr Left’s appeal against […]

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The Hong Kong Court’s Approach to Child Custody Relocation Cases

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs an international finance centre, families from all over the world relocate to Hong Kong for work purposes. In the event that the relationship between the parents break down, can one of them simply return home with his or her children? Parental removal of a child from one country to another may amount to child […]