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Many congratulations to Stephen Kai-yi Wong 黃繼兒 who has recently been appointed as:

  • Director, Hong Kong Genome Institute
  • Chairman, Council of ESG Standard Committee
  • Expert, Governance by Law Compliance Commission, Bureau of Justice, Shenzhen Municipal Government
  • Expert, Asian Financial Cooperation Association FinTech Committee
  • Hon Adviser, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

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Our Stephen Kai-yi Wong 黃繼兒 will share his insights on “Data transfer restrictions in digital economies” in the upcoming 3rd LexisNexis® In-House Legal & Compliance Conference 2022.

The details are as follows:

  • Theme: From Legal Strategies to Business Opportunities
  • Date: 2 December 2022 (Friday)
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Venue: Asia Society, Admiralty, Hong Kong (Networking Lunch, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Stephen’s presentation includes issues on data regulations in global digital economies (China, US, EU & others), cases updates in different jurisdictions, cross-border/boundary data transfer, ESG in data-driven economies, etc.

Click here to register.

 

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Gilt Chambers is very delighted to welcome our newest tenants Natasha Yu and Kyra PS Kung.

Natasha joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Jat Sew Tong S.C., Mr. Paul C. L. Leung, Ms. Ann Lui and Mr. Au Lut Chi. Before joining the bar, Natasha read law at the University of Warwick. She then pursued an LLM at the University of Hong Kong, specialising in Chinese Law of the PRC. Natasha is capable of undertaking written and advocacy work in both English and Chinese. She is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

Kyra joined Chambers after completing her pupillage with Mr. Paul C.L. Leung, Mr. Enzo W.H. Chow, Mr. Derek T.L. Hu, and Mr. Au Lut Chi. She is developing a broad civil and criminal practice with emphasis on contentious probate, matrimonial and commercial matters. She is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

 

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We are happy to announce that Adrian Lo has been appointed by the Film Censorship Authority to serve as a member of the Panel of Advisers (Film Censorship) for the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

The Panel of Advisers is established under the Film Censorship Ordinance (Cap.392). Members of the Panel of Advisers provide their views on the classification of films to assist censors in making classification decisions.

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Dr Christopher To co-authored the latest edition (August 2022) of Mediation in Hong Kong: Law & Practice published by Wolters Kluwer, sharing his insights from a practitioner’s perspective on the law, practice and developments of mediation in Hong Kong SAR.

Dr To also co-annotated the latest issue (August 2022) of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609) in the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong published by LexisNexis, Butterworths.

Dr To has very kindly donated a copy of the books to the Chambers library.

Dr To is a recognised authority on ADR techniques and has represented clients in arbitrations, adjudications, mediations, commission on inquiry and court litigation.

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On 30 June 2022, the High Court handed down its reasons for judgment in Lau Tung Hoi Kent v Lau Tung Kuen [2022] HKCFI 1921. Au Lut Chi and Griffith Cheng represented the Plaintiff. They removed the Defendant as executor of the estate in question. The Plaintiff is the younger brother of the Defendant and a beneficiary of the estate under Will.

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Gilt Chambers is currently inviting tenancy applications from motivated and talented barristers at all levels of call.

The high degree of collegiality and diversity of practice areas and interests among members of Gilt Chambers foster innovation and facilitate members to provide high quality legal works to clients. This offers an ideal environment for both established practitioners and juniors setting out to develop their practices.

Gilt Chambers has also recently been refurbished to provide a delightful workplace and equipped with new technologies to support remote Court hearings and online conferences.

Confidential tenancy enquiries and applications may be sent to our Chambers Management Committee at [email protected].

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Congratulations to Sam Ng who has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

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