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On 30 October 2023, Mr Du Jinsong was invited by the Hong Kong Securities Professional Association (“HKSPA”) to give a webinar on overview of the SFC investigation, covering both legal and practical issues. There were more than 490 participants from the HKSPA attending the webinar. Earlier on 13 October 2023, Mr Du gave another webinar on the same topic with around 70 participants at the invitation of Chinese Futures Association of Hong Kong.

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Felix Ng and Du Jinsong gave two CPD seminars on the following topics on 10 October 2023 and 11 October 2023: (1) The New Regulatory Regime for Virtual Assets; (2) Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Asset Tracing in Civil Fraud.

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Sam Ng and Hannah Tang gave lectures at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Continuous Learning Centre to members of the public encompassing a wide range of practical legal issues such as family law, wills and probates, property and advance directives.

Sam and Hannah welcome invitations to give lectures on recent developments on these practice areas.

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We are happy to share that Adrian Lo has won the STEP Excellence Award (STEP卓越大獎) in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes and Advanced Certificate in Cross‑Border Estates. The award issued by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) recognises the global top-scoring students at distinction level in STEP exams.

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Au Lut Chi and Ian Chu serve as members of the Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Au Lut Chi and Ian Chu have been newly appointed and re-appointed as members of the Insurance Appeals Tribunal, pursuant to section 2 of Schedule 10 to the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41), from July 26, 2023, to July 25, 2025.

The Insurance Appeals Tribunal is a statutory tribunal established under the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41) to review specified decisions made by the Insurance Authority.

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We are pleased to announce that our members Lau Wan Ching and Ian Chu have passed the 3rd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Grater Bay Area (“GBA”) Legal Professional Examination. The GBA Legal Professional Examination is a pilot measure that allows Hong Kong lawyers with 5 or more years of practice, after passing the examination and completing the training, to practise PRC law in civil and commercial legal matters in the 9 cities in the GBA.

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Au Lut Chi and Kyra P.S. Kung of Gilt Chambers have co-annotated the recently released Butterworths Hong Kong Employees’ Compensation Handbook – Seventh Edition and The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (Cap. 282).

These two practitioner publications cover the latest development and case law on the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (Cap. 282), including the Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 which has come into effect since July 2, 2021.  The law is amended to cover situations where an employee is injured or dies as a consequence of an accident while commuting to or from work during periods of “extreme conditions” resulting from a super typhoon or other natural disaster of a substantial scale.

We express our thanks to LexisNexis Hong Kong for its invitation to annotate the said Ordinance.

Please refer to the following links for more details: –

Butterworths Hong Kong Employees’ Compensation Handbook – Seventh Edition

https://store.lexisnexis.com/en-hk/butterworths-hong-kong-employees-compensation-handbook-seventh-edition.html

Au Lut Chi

Called in 2013, LC has a civil practice with a focus on chancery, commercial and personal injuries matters.  He has extensive experience in employee’s compensation and personal injury proceedings for both the defendant insurance companies and the plaintiff victims.  Cases nature ranges from simple slip and fall case to victims in vegetative state.

Click here to view more about LC.

Kyra P.S. Kung

Kyra was called to the Bar in 2022.  She is developing a broad civil and criminal practice with emphasis on personal injuries, contentious probate, matrimonial and commercial matters.  Her recent experience on personal injuries was to advise a plaintiff in a fatal accident.

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Our Dr Christopher To shared his views and expertise on ADR trends and developments in Hong Kong in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. The article is published in physical newspapers on 29 May 2023 and online at the SCMP website.

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