The Hong Kong Electronic Transactions Ordinance

 

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The Hong Kong Electronic Transactions Ordinance
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9789626614594
Oct 2011
Softcover, 200 pp
Print
HKD1,010.00

A timely reference guide on the Electronic Transactions Ordinance covering the growing e-commerce field in Hong Kong

Provides thorough analysis of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance
  • With detailed commentary for each section of the Ordinance
  • The 2004 Amendments to the Ordinance are fully incorporated and explained in the commentaries
 
Renowned author team
  • Padraig Walsh, Clyde & Co – specialises in corporate and commercial transactional and advisory matters, including all aspects of the commercial arrangements in the supply chain to and from China.
  • Amita Kaur, Clyde & Co  – specialises in a broad range of intellectual property, information technology and general commercial matters
 
Provides a technical, real-world application approach to exploring, understanding and analysing the Ordinance
  • The analysis and commentary provided is supported with authorities, including Hong Kong precedents, policy reasons, and cases from other jurisdictions and/or international conventions
  • Includes explanations with regard to the practical application of the relevant sections of the Ordinance as applied in practice in today’s financial and commercial transactions
 
The Electronic Transactions Ordinances took effect on April 7, 2000. It authorises the use of electronic and digital signatures, and electronic records. It provides for the legal validity of digital signatures and electronic records, as well as for the retention of electronic records and their admissibility in any legal proceeding. Additionally, the Ordinance delineates the requirements for the formation of an electronic contract, and establishes regulations for the licensure of certification authorities.
 
This Ordinance aims to promote the future means of doing business in Hong Kong through the electronic medium. Foreign companies wanting to do business either with or in Hong Kong now have the option of either travelling to Hong Kong (necessitating a long trip overseas) or opt for the more practical method of doing business through teleconferencing, video feeds, or even through electronic correspondence.
 
The Hong Kong Electronic Transactions Ordinance provides complete analysis of the 2004 amendments incorporated in the Ordinance. It includes practical commentary for every section of the Ordinance, explanations with regard to the practical application of the relevant sections of the Ordinance as applied in practice in today’s financial and commercial transactions. Useful references from other jurisdictions (UK, Singapore, etc) comparing their systems with that of Hong Kong’s are also included.