HONG KONG: Former dental officer awarded substantial damages in compensation for injuries sustained due to excessive workload

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

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。

Myanmar Tax Update: Annual Tax Compliance Reminder for FY 2018-2019

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur Tax Team wishes to remind you of the fast-approaching deadline for submission of your annual Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”) return, annual Commercial Tax (“CT”) return, and annual Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) Salary Statement. For Myanmar taxpayers who follow the financial year ending 31 March 2019 (“FY 18-19”), all annual tax returns must be submitted […]

HONG KONG: Employment dispute concerning payment of contract-end gratuity arising from inappropriate statements made at forum

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 […]

Insider Guide to Legal in Singapore: Roundtable #3

Reading Time: 2 minutesAsia Law Network together with the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and our Australian Counterparts, AlphaCreates and ASEAN Legal Tech Association, co-hosted the 2-day event which saw lawyers from Singapore and within the region visiting some of Singapore‘s  companies and law firms to exchange ideas, share progress and fostered relationships between countries. The third roundtable […]

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Same Sex Couples and Their Rights According to the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are the rights the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill grants to Same Sex Couples in Thailand? At the end of 2018, a long-awaited LGBT civil union bill was approved by the Cabinet and is currently pending legislation by the National Legislative Assembly. The Bill is known as the Life Partnership Registration Act (LPRA). According […]

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

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 […]

Myanmar Tax Update: IRD Confirms Changes to the Financial Year for Cooperatives and Private Enterprises

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Myanmar Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) recently issued a Letter confirming changes to the tax year of reporting for cooperatives and private enterprises that will take effect from 1 October 2019. This announcement brings the financial year into line with the State’s new budget year as mentioned in the 2018-2019 Union Taxation Law. Previously, only […]

Government Involvement in Thailand’s Human Resource Development

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are the HR incentives granted by the BOI to investors who contribute to human resource development? The Thai government is active in pursuing industrial and technology development in the eastern seaboard region under the umbrella of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The promoted territory initially comprises three provinces, namely Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Rayong. Economic […]

MYANMAR: New Gambling Law Permits Casinos to Operate in Myanmar

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollowing several discussions on significant changes being proposed in Myanmar in relation to the gambling landscape, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Myanmar parliament) finally enacted The Gambling Law (“GL”) on 7 May 2019. The enactment of the GL heralds positive news for investors looking to invest in the “casino” business as the legal avenues for operating such establishments […]

THAILAND: How the Private Trust Bill functions in terms of foreign private wealth for establishing a trust in Thailand?

Reading Time: 4 minutesTrust arrangements used to be totally prohibited in Thailand, but were opened for the capital market investment and fundraising in 2007 by the legislation of The Trust for Transactions in Capital Market Act. Soon after enactment, the Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) became available from various financial institutions for the purposes of fundraising and investment […]