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Solicitor

Ella Cheong: The single mother who became a pioneering property lawyer

Ella Cheong says her greatest achievement is her family. Photo: Nora Tam

Ella Cheong is recognised as one of the best intellectual property (IP) lawyers in Asia, a pioneer who has set up offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Malaysia. However, success for Cheong is measured not in offices, but in terms of personal happiness.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 4:08pm

Frugality not a word in civil service lexicon

Mooncakes come at a cost

Yes, there is an iceberg, as some legislators suspect. The tip we are now seeing exposes the nauseating extravagance of former ICAC commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming at taxpayers' expense. The iceberg runs deep. But what lies underneath doesn't solely represent Tong's misdeeds. It represents the entrenched culture of extravagance that contaminates our entire civil service.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am 1 comment

Walking the Tycoons' Rope

Walking the Tycoons' Rope by Robert Wang Blacksmith Books

Memoirs of Hong Kong life add much to our understanding of both time and place. Walking The Tycoons' Rope by solicitor Robert Wang offers a series of eye-widening, impressionistic portraits of local life from the 1950s to the 1990s seen through Chinese eyes, and written in English.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Soaring rents kill small businesses

I have been running my own business for almost 20 years.

However, my entrepreneurial spirit may fizzle because of soaring rents.

Hong Kong used to be unique. Small businesses established shops and symbolised the Hong Kong spirit.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Engineer is flying high

Carmen Au can't complain about a lack of variety in her career to date. Since graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1996, the civil engineer has worked on everything from power stations and highways, to bridges, reclamation sites and urban developments. As a fast-rising associate with Aecom Asia, she specialises in aviation and transportation projects.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Government authority wants qualified lawyer

Review your resume and jazz it up for this position that can affect Hong Kong's urban renewal plans.

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA), in charge of undertaking urban renewal under the provisions of the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance and the Urban Renewal Strategy published by the government, is seeking a senior manager, legal advisory.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Porn addict admits filming up skirts

A Fanling man who hid a miniature lens in the handle of a tennis racquet and used it to film up the skirts of women on KCR trains, recording onto a camcorder hidden in his sportsbag, told police he had watched too much pornography, a court heard yesterday. The defendant, Lee Chi-ming, had been using pornography for years, his solicitor said.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Home ownership rules need revamp

The last thing any homeowner wants is strangers showing up one day claiming they own the flat you just paid several million dollars for.

This nightmare scenario, however, is entirely possible in Hong Kong, says Thomas Tse Lin-chung, senior partner at Yip, Tse & Tang Solicitors.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Appointments

Kan Chung

General manager

Harbour View International House

Mr Chung previously worked for the City Garden Hotel, Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Beijing and Hainan Sanya and Shangri-La Hotels. He will oversee the operations and management of the hotel.

Michael Lai

Food and beverage manager

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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