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  1. 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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates, owner of the popular Penfolds brand, is facing a legal challenge in China in the latest of a series ... and that Treasury would continue legal procedures to assert trademark rights over its chosen Chinese name. “This appeal is still pending and it will take time for the Chinese legal system to process ...

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

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Council now says government has not been found to be interfering in the service Advisers make U-turn on legal aid The legal aid service should remain ... to answering to the chief secretary, which would be a reversion to the arrangement in place before 2007. The recommendation was made in a report submitted by the Legal Aid Services Council to the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236289/no-need-independent-legal-aid-service-say-advisers-u-turn
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man's legal challenge to a decision to fund preliminary work on new towns in the New Territories will not only put a hot issue under the legal spotlight; it will also pose interesting legal questions. That is because Wong's judicial review application names both ...

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

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... was made in a chat room that Li’s release came after Shuangfeng officials wrote the letter to counterparts in Loudi. Mainland media pursued the claim and China News Service on Thursday reported ... to the agency. It cited a statement from the county government saying the bail was “legal”. Wang Xiong, the secretary general of the city’s Communist Party committee, has admitted he approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1486841/bail-accused-ivory-buyer-was-legal-county-officials-say
  5. News - China - LAW

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

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

    ... "It's impossible to have judiciary independence under one-party rule". He added that lawyers did not fare well under dictatorial regimes. "It's impossible for the legal profession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society head denies newspaper claims

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Chris Lau and Jeffie Lam

    ... earlier. The current contract expires in 2016. Connections between Lam and Businesslink- reported by Apple and confirmed by the Post- are reflected in his former shareholding in i-LegalService ... the report was "untruthful" and had "brought a lot of pressure upon all the parties involved". The Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services also contested the report, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564479/law-society-head-denies-newspaper-claims
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'We really thought we were losing'

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

    ... for Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, the lawmaker for the legal sector from 1995 to 2012. Ng took responsibility for monitoring the group's Facebook page- and that of Lam's camp- and give timely ...

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

    Society chief refuses to back down

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... said he had pinpointed the importance of judicial independence in a press conference on the white paper. But solicitor Kevin Yam, who initiated the petition against Lam, said the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567958/society-chief-refuses-back-down
  10. 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

    ... jury system that will allow Hong Kong residents to join its legal panel, mainland media reported. The Qianhai District Court will invite Hongkongers to take part in its three-member judging ... aimed to "maximise benefits for litigants". But the change- which Ye stressed was designed to incorporate more Hong Kong elements into the commercial part of the mainland legal system- ...

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

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