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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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Stephen K Y Wong jointly contributed an article entitled “Mapping ethico-legal principles for the use of artificial intelligence in gastroenterology” with Professor Dr Joseph J Y Sung (former Vice-chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Professor Stewart of Sydney Law School.

The article, published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on 5 May 2021, examines the use of AI in gastroenterology, and outlines and discusses a number of relevant ethical and legal issues.  Much of the discussion is also relevant to the use of AI in other medical fields, and usefully lays the foundation for a principle-based approach to address issues relating to privacy and confidentiality, integrity, conflict of interest, etc.

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Upon being commissioned by the PRC Internet Information Office to do the Greater Bay Area cross-border data research report, Allen Yeung JP, Chairman of the Institute of Big Data Governance, met with Stephen K Y Wong, former Hong Kong Personal Data Privacy Commissioner to discuss.


(This post was written by Stephen KW Wong; 此贴文由黄继儿大律师撰写)

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The 2nd edition of Personal Data (Privacy) Law in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide on Compliance, co-edited by Stephen K Y Wong, published by the City University of Hong Kong, has now been released.

The publication has the dual aim of becoming a practitioner’s guide on the important subject of personal data privacy, containing, as it does, a detailed exposition of the principles and provisions in the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486) and a comprehensive source of reference materials, and to promote awareness and understanding of the Ordinance.

This edition includes not only a full discussion of data protection principles, but also summaries of all the seminal cases and Administrative Appeals Board rulings in this area, as well as a comprehensive list of all the pertinent cases.

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Dr Christopher To in his interview with the Hong Kong Lawyer Magazine discusses his role as chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors as well as other aspects of his career.

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Gilt Chambers is pleased to welcome Stephen K.Y. Wong as a tenant after completing his term of appointment as Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. From 1986 to 2007, Stephen was a legal counsel in the Department of Justice where he held various senior posts, including Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Deputy Solicitor General. He was involved in the legislative process of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap.383), and subsequently worked with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva for one year until 1992. He also chaired the Working Group on the review of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609) amended in 2011. He also served as the Secretary to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong. During his tenure as Privacy Commissioner, Stephen has made important contributions to the protection of personal data privacy both locally and internationally. We wish him every success in his practice at Gilt Chambers.

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Gilt Chambers is pleased to welcome David Lai as a tenant. David holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an LLM in International Corporate & Commercial Law from King’s College, London and an MSc in Taxation from St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Before joining the Hong Kong Bar, he was an accountant and university lecturer for many years. He practises in taxation and associated fields. He is also a Member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review and other statutory bodies. We wish him every success in his practice at Gilt Chambers.

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Nicholas Cooney SC has been named as being amongst the Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Barristers in Hong Kong in the Doyle’s guide, 2020.

The Guide also recommends Nick Luxton for Maritime, Shipping and Transport Law.

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