DVC welcomes new joiners

17 July 2019

DVC is delighted to announce that for the 6th consecutive year, all 4 of DVC's 9 month pupils have been offered tenancy. This will take effect on 1st September 2019. DVC's new joiners include: Euchine Ng Euchine graduated with First Class Honours in her BA in Law from the University of Cambridge and as a Senior Scholar of Trinity College for her academic excellence. She further obtained her LLM from... Click here to read more

The Big Freeze - a seminar highlighting recent case law on Pre-emptive Remedies

04 July 2019

DVC's Catrina Lam and Kevin Lau were invited to deliver a seminar on the topic of “Pre-Emptive Remedies” at Robertsons on 21 June 2019. Catrina focused her presentation on injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings and arbitrations, whilst Kevin delved into the salient features associated with pre-action discovery and applications to inspect the court files of related proceedings. Catrina reviewed recent developments in the case law, particularly on the Hong Kong... Click here to read more

Justice of the Peace

02 July 2019

DVC is delighted to announce that William Wong SC has been appointed Justice of the Peace effective 1 July 2019.                  Click here to read more

Management of the Property and Affairs of Mentally Incapacitated Persons

26 June 2019

Mr. Chua Guan-Hock SC and Miss Teresa Wu of DVC were invited by Ms. Sherlynn Chan, the Author of “A Practical Guide to Mental Health Law in Hong Kong”, to share with practitioners in the field their experiences on the topic of Management of the Property and Affairs of Mentally Incapacitated Persons. As the Hon Mr. Justice Johnson Lam, the Vice President of the Court of Appeal, stated at the beginning... Click here to read more

Commemorating two new Silks at DVC

24 June 2019

Saturday, 22nd June 2019 was a day of celebration as DVC's Jenkin Suen SC and Rachel Lam SC were called to the Inner Bar.  Hong Kong's Honourable Chief Justice, Mr. Geoffrey Ma Tao-li GBM delivered a short speech welcoming the new silks to the Inner Bar at the Court of Final Appeal. The ceremony took place before the Secretary for Justice, Teresa Cheng SC, GBS, Chairman of the Bar, Philip Dykes SC,... Click here to read more

Connie Lee and Vincent Chiu provide clarification on a novel employment case

18 June 2019

Connie Lee and Vincent Chiu delivered an engaging seminar on a recent employment case at Deacons’ offices on 13 June 2019. The presentation was entitled “Testing the waters: Are Team-Based Commissions and Bonuses Deductible from Employees’ Statutory Entitlements?” Taking the audience through the novel decision in Mak Wai Man & Ors v. Richfield Realty Limited [2019] HKDC 358, Connie and Vincent explained the reasoning behind the decision which clarified the... Click here to read more

Here’s what you missed at DVC’s 2nd JUNIORS’ COCKTAIL - 13 June 2019

17 June 2019

This year’s iteration of the annual DVC Juniors’ Cocktail mirrored the strength-in-numbers we saw at last year’s event - with a turn-out over-indexing the 100 mark. The cocktail was held at China Tang on 13 June 2019 and it was a prime opportunity for DVC’s Juniors (under 10 years’ call) to mix with solicitors and in-house counsel of the same vintage. It facilitated one and two degree introductions within the... Click here to read more

What happens when auditors meet liquidators?  Recent developments in Auditors Negligence Claims -  a talk by Adrian Lai

10 June 2019

What are the controversies surrounding negligence claims against auditors by liquidators and what steps can liquidators take to protect themselves against these claims? These questions were addressed by Adrian Lai who recently delivered a talk in concert with Ludwig Ng, Senior Partner at ONC Lawyers. A review of recent case law expose lacunae that have yet to be addressed from as far back as Caparo v Dickman [1990] 2 AC... Click here to read more

Happy 5.25 Birthday to the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) – a seminar featuring DVC’s John Scott, SC

06 June 2019

An eminent panel of legal practitioners and specialists came together on 3 June 2019 to discuss the effectiveness of the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance - 5 years after it was enacted - in a presentation entitled Happy 5.25 Birthday to the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622.) The seminar was hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of CPA. Thought leaders included:  DVC's Head of Chambers, John Scott QC, SC, JP;  Karen Ho, Consultant... Click here to read more

International Arbitration Practices - part of a presentation series with Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing by Michael Lok

24 May 2019

DVC's Michael Lok was invited to take part in a cross-border arbitration seminar series, hosted by Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing on 23 May 2019. The series was entitled "International Arbitration Practices."  The presentation was divided into three parts; the first homed in on Cross-border Company disputes and Insolvency and the role of arbitration. The second focussed on the Interpretation of Provisional Measures in International Arbitration  - which Michael co-presented... Click here to read more