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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... panel specifically to deal with Hong Kong-related cases. The court in the special economic zone touted as a "mini Hong Kong" would also explore laws used in the city, the Xinhua report ... number of cases involving Hong Kong litigants. Form 2008 to 2013, the courts have dealt with more than "7,500 Hong Kong cases", making up 79 per cent of the 9,505 foreign cases heard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  2. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai and Agencies Proposed restriction on mainland lawyers is a blow to advocates who use social media to publicise cases that embarrass party Mainland code seeks ... by the state-run All China Lawyers Association, urges lawyers to exercise extreme caution when commenting about cases on the internet and bans them from revealing case information before court rulings. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535260/mainland-china-code-seeks-muzzle-lawyers-who-publicise-cases-through
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... of the legal profession on the topic, court transparency, rulings in controversial cases and those involving the government and, finally, whether judgments complied, objectively, with legal principles. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'We really thought we were losing'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... the signatures to call for the EGM, there was no going back," he said. Yam prepared three versions of his post-EGM speech- in case of a big defeat, a defeat by a tight margin, and victory. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574371/we-really-thought-we-were-losing
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... called lawyers indicating a preference for Lam to prevail, according to another solicitor, who asked not to be named. Kevin Yam, who initiated the anti-Lam campaign, suggested the cases might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570818/solicitors-under-pressure-law-society-president-vote-approaches
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... legal proceedings "may only be taken by naming the members of the council [or committee] … as respondents". The Legco Secretariat declined to comment, but similar cases have seen ... the new towns at Kwu Tong North and Fanling North. He will argue that Ng was wrong to bar his request to table some 14,000 motions in an attempted filibuster, and wants the vote quashed. The case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565682/new-town-fight-raises-intriguing-legal-issue
  7. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Zhang Sizhi says officials breached law by failing to notify family of Gao Yu of her formal arrest Famed lawyer voices case fears Veteran mainland rights lawyer ... I am most worried about is that they will make a judgment not based on facts ZHANG SIZHI, LAWYER, ON THE CASES OF GAO YU AND PU ZHIQIANG Zhang said he had scant information on facts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  8. News - China Insider - LAW

    Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of high-profile trademark disputes involving big international brands.  A Treasury Wine Estates spokesman said it won a Chinese court case granting it the right to use Penfolds' adopted Chinese name ... Penfolds and a Li Daozhi. Li, the founder of Wenzhou, Zhejiang-based wine distributor Panati Wine, gained prominence for taking on French winemaker Castel Frères in a similar case. Also known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554016/winemaker-penfolds-locked-legal-battle-over-right-use-its-chinese
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on the 'W' case". Leung said more than 100 transsexual people had completed full sex-change surgery at public hospitals, while about the same number had undergone the procedure overseas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  10. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Body will review lawsuits, but a limited number of cases pose a challenge, its president says Top court creates new environmental tribunal The supreme court has ... The tribunal would review lawsuits related to pollution, mineral resources and ecological damage that are lodged with local courts, provide judicial guidance on such cases for lower courts, and draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts

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