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Welcome to the latest edition of Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief
How our people are taking action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through community initiatives and partnerships
The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which ran from 17 – 28 September –is focused on mobilisation and collective action by people and companies from all sectors, to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It’s finally here. On 20 August 2021, the People’s Republic of China enacted the Personal Information Protection Law. The law is comprehensive, comprising 74 articles in eight separate chapters. Like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it is now the fundamental regulatory regime for personal information in its jurisdiction. It becomes effective on 1 November 2021, a little under two months away.
Case review 2021-07-29
In this month’s Brief, we highlight several recent judgments where courts have accepted the defendants’ surveillance and expert evidence and awarded sums much lower than what has been claimed.
In this blog we explore sentiment analysis and the different approaches of two off-the-shelf sentiment analysers, Vader and TextBlob. While these analysers can be good for a quick solution for a sentiment analysis use case, they sometimes fail to produce reliable results for certain use cases and scenarios.
Case review 2021-05-25
Mutual recognition and assistance in cross-border insolvency proceedings between mainland and Hong Kong
The recent mandatory quarantining of large blocks of people across Hong Kong has caused a significant amount of anxiety in the local community. Both employers and employees are affected by mandatory quarantine orders (MQOs) and often have little or no time to prepare before these bite.
Case review 2021-04-12
In this month’s brief, we highlight a case where Kennedys represented the successful defendant to defeat an alleged construction injury claim.
A summary of the latest global developments in the employment space including a case review of the Supreme Court decision of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [19.03.21], a comparison of the treatment of the COVID-19 vaccination in the US, Denmark, India and the UK, remote working to be legislated in Ireland, Australia’s Fair Work Commission which can now determine general protections dismissal applications and the introduction of the Employment Amendment Ordinance 2020 in Hong Kong.
In this global update Kennedys' medical malpractice specialists from 16 jurisdictions across the globe discuss the operational and digital response of healthcare organisations and providers, to the pandemic.