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Stephen Wong will be sharing his views as guest speaker in the “Road to Compliance: China’s new Data Privacy Laws” seminars organised by Eversheds Sutherland to be held on 15 and 20 September 2021. Further events details can be found in the flyer. Please register by submitting the registration form on or before 14 September 2021.

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Our Stephen Wong recently shared his insights about the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (Effective Nov. 1, 2021) 《中华人民共和国个人信息保护法》 in an interview with the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

Click here to see the SCMP News Report. The full text of the PRC legislation and its English translation can be found on the International Centre of Cyber Law (网络法治国际中心) website.

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Our Stephen Wong recently shared his insights about the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (Effective Nov. 1, 2021) 《中华人民共和国个人信息保护法》 in an interview with the Southern Metropolitan Post (南方都市报).

Click here to read the report of the interview (in Chinese language only).

The full text of the PRC legislation and its English translation can be found on the International Centre of Cyber Law (网络法治国际中心) website.

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Recently, the Hong Kong courts have considered two important issues for lenders relating to jurisdiction clauses in finance documents:

1. Should the Hong Kong courts dismiss a winding up or bankruptcy petition if the relevant finance document is subject to an exclusive jurisdiction clause (EJC) in favour of a foreign court?

2. Will the Hong Kong courts give effect to asymmetric jurisdiction clauses?

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Congratulations to Ian Chu who has been appointed as a panel member of the Insurance Appeals Tribunal, pursuant to section 2 of Schedule 10 to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41) from 26 July 2021 to 25 July 2023.

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Congratulations to Kim Rooney who has recently been appointed for her second three-years term representing the HKSAR (China) as member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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Kim Rooney’s article entitled “The Global Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Commercial Dispute Resolution in the First Year “ has been published in the May 2021 issue of Dispute Resolution International, the IBA’s Journal for its contentious section. The Article is open source. Kim is the editor of Dispute Resolution International.

This is the second in Dispute Resolution International’s series of articles about the issues arising from the pandemic for global dispute resolution and jurisdictions’ evolving responses to the pandemic – the first was published in the October 2020 issue of the journal. It reviews an additional eight jurisdictions, provides updates for 11 jurisdictions reviewed in the October 2020 article and discusses emerging trends. Forty-six arbitration and litigation practitioners from 23 jurisdictions in Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom, Middle East North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), North America and South America have contributed to these two articles. Click here to read.

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Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Lynn has joined 5 Stone Buildings, a leading Chancery law chambers based in Lincoln’s Inn, London, as an Associate Member. Members of 5 Stone Buildings are highly regarded specialists in a wide variety of areas, including trusts law (both onshore and offshore), wills, estates and family provision, Court of Protection, art and cultural property, taxation, real property and landlord and tenant, pensions and charities. This development recognises and augments the thriving practices of our members in these areas.

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