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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a key role in international legal services

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by RIMSKY YUEN

    ... Rimsky Yuen Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong's development as a hub for international legal services helps promote the rule of law while also keeping the city open to the rest of the world International order Today, December 13, 2012, is an important date in Hong Kong's development as an international legal services centre. It is the date set for the opening ceremony of the Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103768/hong-kong-has-key-role-international-legal-services
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Possible changes to Vietnamese law on legal services criticised

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hanoi blast on changing lawyer law International lawyers and business leaders are warning Vietnam's government that proposed changes to its law on legal services would restrict foreign firms and spook investors at a time of faltering economic growth. The proposed changes are under consideration this month in the lawmaking National Assembly. A dozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1084284/possible-changes-vietnamese-law-legal-services-criticised
  3. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai civil service rolls out non-Apple smartphone programme

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:10am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren Coolpad, a domestic manufacturer, is chosen for replacement programme aimed at boosting security Trust an Apple smartphone? Shanghai thinks different Thousands of Shanghai civil servants were given a new work smartphone last week as part of a m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591302/shanghai-civil-service-rolls-out-non-apple-smartphone-programme
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    When 'yes' means 'yes': California governor signs sex consent bill

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... requires training for faculty reviewing complaints so that victims are not asked inappropriate questions when filing complaints. It also requires access to counselling, health care services and other resources. When lawmakers were considering the bill, critics said it was overreaching and sends universities into murky legal waters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604019/when-yes-means-yes-california-governor-signs-sex-consent-bill
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Bar Association chief tells Li Fei restrictions may be ‘unreasonable’ under international law Barristers question legality of Beijing’s model for reform Mainland ... Kwok-keung said he did not think the model contained unreasonable restrictions. "If the Bar Association disagrees, does that mean it is legally unfeasible?" Yuen asked, noting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583970/barristers-question-legality-beijings-model-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want ... Hung said. In Britain, the Legal Services Act 2007 permits alternative business structures. These structures allow non-lawyers to own and invest in law firms, according to the UK Law Society. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... it applies to lawyers, it means voluntary and free legal service by lawyers for the public good. It is no replacement for legal aid, which is state-funded; but it can help identify and fill the gaps ... Kong- which would enable law students to do and learn from pro bono work- due to similarly strict rules on the structure of a legal service provider. However, Hong Kong is home to more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517880/pro-bono-legal-work-can-help-advance-social-justice-hong
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US court orders Arab Bank to compensate victims of Hamas attacks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:41pm by Reuters

    ... of providing services to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and Credit Lyonnais, which is accused of aiding Hamas. Those banks have denied the respective allegations. Nearly 300 Americans who were either victims ... it considered legally incorrect court rulings that kept it from mounting a proper defence, and effectively "put Hamas on trial". The bank also said the verdict exposed banks such as itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599063/us-court-orders-arab-bank-compensate-victims-hamas-attacks
  9. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    UnionPay relaunches online service for mainland shoppers

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Payment provider hopes upgraded platform will help it cash in on mainland shoppers' affluence UnionPay relaunches online shopping service UnionPay, the mainland's dominant payment service provider, has hopped on the bandwagon of haitao- cross-border online shopping by mainland consumers- as it relaunched its online trading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1589746/unionpay-relaunches-online-service-mainland-shoppers
  10. News - World - MEXICO

    The dark side of one Mexican state's boom in surrogate pregnancies

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:41pm by GDN

    ... suitability. Surrogacy agencies say they offer a legitimate service, but in reality, all operate in a legal grey area because surrogacy in Tabasco is legally required to be altruistic. "There ... US$100,000, medical tourism agencies have found a profitable niche coordinating much cheaper services in the few countries where surrogacy is permitted. For years India was the world centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601085/dark-side-one-mexican-states-boom-surrogate-pregnancies

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