The Hong Kong White Book 2020


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The Hong Kong White Book 2020

Sep 2019

Volume 1, 2, ADR, Court Forms

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Authored by a talented pool of over 95 authors from top law firms in the jurisdiction, the Hong Kong White Book 2020 continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of matters relevant to civil procedure.
2020 Edition - What's New?
• The majority of the Orders have been updated including major updates to Orders 59 and 80, and new commentary and legislation.
• Substantial changes to Order 59 on Appeals to the Court of Appeal have caused tremendous confusion. Coverage in the Hong Kong White Book has been fully updated for the 2020 edition, including new legislative sections with commentary.
• Order 103, The Registration of Patents Ordinance, is re-written in the light of the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance which came into force earlier this year. Technology owners now have the additional option of protecting their inventions through ‘Original Grant Patents’, which simplifies the current regime enormously. Hong Kong will now be its own jurisdiction, as opposed to a country where patents first have to be registered in the Mainland, UK or the EPO before being re-registered in Hong Kong.
• Order 119, (HK) Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap.201), previously unedited now has commentary to assist in the interpretation of the legislation.
• The 2020 edition is endorsed by the Judiciary and incorporates over 150 new cases.
• The commentary in Volume II, has been substantially enhanced. This 2020 edition is preceded by a Special Release - EMBEDDING A DEEP, PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF ACTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT, THE UNDERLYING OBJECTIVES AND THE CJR, which discusses adducing new evidence at a relatively late stage, controlling pleadings and costs, as well as the use of O.1A by the Courts to strike out an action.
ADR Volume
• Updates to the Mediation Ordinance commentary takes into account the coming into force of the Third-Party Funding Ordinance, which took effect on the 1 February 2019.