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Wednesday, 12 August, 2020

What to Know Before You Start Digging a Hole

This guide provides a brief, general overview of various aspects of construction projects which are often faced by residential occupiers. MORE.

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020

Patent Office Updates You Need to Know

As part of our dedication to helping our clients stay up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve compiled the following highlights of changes to patent, trademark, and copyright operations around the world. MORE.

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020

Deferring Social Security Tax Withholding

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Treasury to expand that deferral opportunity to the employee’s share of the social security tax and to further explore turning the employee deferral into a waiver. MORE.

Monday, 10 August, 2020

End of Interrupted Days and Temporary Fee Changes from UK IPO

During the lockdown period, the UK Intellectual Property Office  (UKIPO) extended official deadlines to allow extra time for action to be taken in connection with trade mark and other Intellectual Property matters. MORE.

Monday, 10 August, 2020

ECJ rules that employment contract can be split between multiple transferees

In a somewhat surprising decision, the European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has ruled that the employment contract of a transferring worker may be split between multiple transferees, in proportion to the tasks performed by that worker. MORE.

Saturday, 8 August, 2020

Data Subject Access Requests – Are You Ready?

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has significantly raised awareness about people’s rights to make Data Subject Access Requests (or DSARs for short). MORE.

Friday, 7 August, 2020

Uncertainty Over ‘Concrete Cases’

The lure of buying a flat in an older building is sometimes difficult to resist. Residential units constructed decades ago tend to have more floor space and higher ceilings, since Hong Kong’s land shortage had yet to really bite at that time. MORE.

Thursday, 6 August, 2020

Practice on Financing Private Consumption with Cash Savings

In cases where the Danish Tax Agency makes discretionary changes as a result of low or negative private consumption, the Danish Tax Agency often only takes into account income and expenses in the private consumption statement - and not for cash finances in the surrounding income years. MORE.

Thursday, 6 August, 2020

Lessons Learned: Destroying Relevant Evidence Can Be Catastrophic

A recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit emphasizes the importance of preserving electronically stored information and complying with discovery requests in litigation. MORE.

Thursday, 6 August, 2020

Hong Kong BN(O) Holders – UK’s BN(O) Visa Policy

The UK has released further details of the immigration route for British Nationals (Overseas) citizens from Hong Kong. MORE

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020

Another Executive Order Seeks to Limit Use of Foreign Labor

On August 3, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order instructing the Secretaries of Labor and Homeland Security to take action to ensure all H-1B employers comply with labor condition and wage requirements. MORE.

Monday, 3 August, 2020

Need to Leave Hong Kong Before 2021?

As discussed extensively in our previous blogs, the BN(O) visa category which will allow British National (Overseas) citizens and their dependants to obtain a UK visa with an eventual route to citizenship. MORE.