DVC’s Patrick Fung SC and Ellen Pang delivered a lecture on international arbitration at Peking University

19 April 2021

Patrick Fung SC and Ellen Pang of DVC delivered a lecture in Peking University’s International Commercial Dispute Settlement Course on 10 April 2021. The lecture focused on various aspects of arbitration agreement including: - Incorporation and amendment of arbitration rules by arbitration agreement; - Practical tips for drafting arbitration agreements; - Considerations in deciding the seat, arbitration institution, number of arbitrators and language of an arbitration; and - Differences between... Click here to read more

The newly published IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration for Hong Kong

19 March 2021

DVC's Look Chan Ho and Robert Rhoda of Dentons served as the Rapporteurs for Hong Kong in the newly published IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration which covers 19 jurisdictions. This is an excellent and timely publication, at a time when insolvency and arbitration increasingly intersect.  Download the IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration, the national reports by country and more here. Click here to read more

New appointment for DVC’s Head of Chambers

14 March 2021

DVC's Head: Winnie Tam SBS, SC, JP has been appointed to the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the ExCo and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR. Click here to find out more about this distinguished position. Click here to read more

Provisional Liquidators appointed for UA Cinemas

09 March 2021

On 8 March 2021, the iconic UA Cinemas closed down, and Mr Justice Harris appointed provisional liquidators instantly to protect creditors' interest - once again demonstrating the best traditions of the Hong Kong Companies Court in meeting acute business challenges. Look-Chan Ho acted for the Applicant, U A Cinema Circuit Limited.       Click here to read more

Part 1 in a series of Corporate & Insolvency webinars co-hosted by DVC and ONC Lawyers

04 March 2021

On 22 January 2021, at a seminar co-hosted by Des Voeux Chambers and ONC Lawyers, Eric Woo of ONC and our Michael Lok delivered a lively lunch-time seminar to more than 200 attendees.  The virtual seminar was entitled “Insolvency Law and Practice: Corporate and Shareholder Disputes”. Eric focused on recent decisions in Hong Kong, whilst Michael took the audience to different common law jurisdictions in order to hear about recent... Click here to read more

DVC’s Look-Chan Ho speaking at a Cross-border Guarantee Default and Restructuring webinar on 5 March

03 March 2021

Look Chan Ho will be speaking at a Putonghua webinar on cross-border guarantee default and restructuring, with David Liu of Zhong Lun Law Firm and Bing Guan of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The webinar organisers are the Foreign Commercial Investment Committee of Shandong Lawyers Association and the Foreign Commercial Investment Committee of Qingdao Lawyers Association. Join them live on Friday, 5 March at 2pm (HK time). Click here to read more

Cross-border Insolvency,  Corporate Rescue and Restructuring : a webinar featuring DVC’s Look-Chan Ho

03 March 2021

At the end of January, Look-Chan Ho collaborated with ONC’s Senior Partner, Ludwig Ng to deliver a webinar entitled “Cross-Border Insolvency: Corporate Rescue and Restructuring.” Look-Chan Ho walked the attendees through a stream of recent cases, extracting relevant trends and teasing out actionable takeaways. He also highlighted the new practice of the still novel practice of Recognising and assisting foreign insolvency proceedings in HK and how this is carried out. Click here to read more

9 of DVC’s members feature in Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings, 3rd Edition (2020)

28 February 2021

A lofty line-up of 9 members (and 1 pupil) feature in the latest Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings, 3rd Edition, published in December 2020.  DVC is delighted to have 9 of its members featured - as portrayed below. A full list of these contributors and external luminaries who joined them in authoring this publication can be found here:    Click here to read more

Updated publications by members of DVC

26 February 2021

Yang-Wahn Hew and Kevin Lau recently updated The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Immigration Ordinance (Cap.115) and the Butterworths Hong Kong Immigration Law Handbook (3rd Edition). These updates take into account the latest developments in Hong Kong immigration law, including (1) the impact of the right to family and humanitarian considerations on the dependent visa policy promulgated by the Director of Immigration, (2) challenges to immigration law and policy based on... Click here to read more