We have the pleasure to annonce the successful application of Ms. Sarah-Jane Tasteyre to register as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong. Sarah-Jane Tasteyre was admitted as a lawyer in France in 2003. She is Business Development and International Clients Manager with Fongs.

Passed in July 2012, the Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Ordinance, will finally come into operation from the 1st of March 2016. The information packages for Hong Kong Law Firms and Registered Foreign Law Firms are available from the Law Society of Hong Kong website (Admission & Registration). What does it mean?

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There are currently about 8,500 charities approved under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance for tax exemption. Since there is no authority in Hong Kong with overall responsibility (such as the Charity Commission in England and Wales), this figure may not be the most accurate to measure the dynamism of charities and non governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong.

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Congratulations on taking the exciting step to start your own company.

Working with a partner that has complementary talent and skills may contribute to the success of your venture. But it's stilll very important to safeguard your assets at the beginning of this important partnership.

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Enacted on 14th June 2012, the first general and cross-sector competition legislation in Hong Kong, came into effect on 14th December 2015. The Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) prohibits three categories of anti-competitive behaviours dubbed the First and Second Conduct Rules and the Merger Rule. Here is a digested summary for SMEs.

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Invest Expat advises French expatriates and other non-residents in France about their wealth planning and investment strategy.

On Thursday 19th November 2015, between 7:00 and 9:00 pm, Invest Expat organizes a presentation followed with drinks and nibbles about: “A lasting and global follow up for non-residents in France.”
During the presentation Ms. Sarah-Jane Tasteyre will highlight the gaps between French and Hong Kong family law.