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Welcome to The HIP Talks podcasts, a series of discussions about current legal issues hosted by Hugill & Ip Solicitors. We are a young independent law firm but with decades of experience providing bespoke legal advice and exceptional client service to individuals, families, entrepreneurs and businesses, both in Hong Kong and internationally. www.hugillandip.com
 
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Angus McLean and Adam Hugill talk about the use of social media and the impact that it can have in the workplace. Adam highlights some examples which ended up creating a substantial amount of trouble for the employee. They also discuss an employer's ability to monitor employees' social media accounts and data privacy regulations in Hong Kong. Adam …
 
Alfred Ip and Raphael Wong discuss nuptial agreements – prenuptial and postnuptial. They talk about enforceability, legal representation, assets disclosure and renegotiation, as in the high-profile rumored case of Melania Trump and the former US President. They also compare such arrangements for protecting financial assets using Family Trusts and g…
 
Carmen Tang and Carly Fan discuss key issues related to personal data in the workplace, including practical advice for employers and employees which span from the recruiting process to monitoring employees’ activities – from collecting, sharing and updating data to complying with data access requests. They also give an overview about data privacy i…
 
Alfred assists high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in handling their wealth-related issues, such as contentious and non-contentious trust and probate, mental capacity, family office, amongst other wealth management matters. He is also a leading Dispute Resolution lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Hong Kong. Moreover, Alfred helps clients wi…
 
Alfred Ip and Geraint Ho discuss essential points related to disputes involving Wills and their validity, including provisions which can be afforded to dependants and creditors towards an estate. They also highlight some high-profile estate dispute cases in Hong Kong Courts and how to properly approach your Estate Planning. SHOW NOTES 00:41 Proving…
 
Christopher Hooley and Jonathan Gray discuss shareholder agreements and eventual disputes. They give a holistic perspective on the topic – which spans from Corporate & Commercial to Dispute Resolution in how to strategize and implement necessary contractual protections in case disputes will arise. They highlight practical ways to settle such disagr…
 
Adam Hugill and Jacqueline Cheng discuss the topic of bonuses, including end of year payments, performance and discretionary bonuses. Adam also highlights the impact of case law in Hong Kong and the UK which have a relevant impact on Courts decisions, as well as offering practical tips for employers when dealing with employment contracts and employ…
 
Jacqueline Cheng and Alfred Ip discuss the main steps in estate administration: collection of assets, payment of debts and liabilities and distribution of the estate assets to the beneficiaries. They also talk about essential considerations and recurrent complications related to different types of assets and the administration process, in Hong Kong…
 
Christopher Hooley and Adam Hugill discuss issues related to team moves, from both perspectives: the target and the targeted employer. They dig into fidelity and fiduciary duties, as well as contractual obligations of employees, giving some real-life examples of business growth benefits and pitfalls if anything – or all – goes wrong. SHOW NOTES 07:…
 
Alfred Ip and Carly Fan discuss issues concerning children custody and considerations that are taken in order to put the interests and well-being of the children first, including in situations that might require their relocation to another country. They also talk about protecting children from the mental health impacts that divorce proceedings ofte…
 
Adam Hugill talks about different types of visas and immigration schemes. He also discusses with Laura Hunt about her personal experience, the process of application to Immigration Department and successfully obtaining and renewing her visas. SHOW NOTES 00:31 Types of visas and immigration schemes 01:56 A personal story 05:16 Working Holiday Visa S…
 
Jonathan Gray and Matthew Love discuss the topic of freezing orders and Anton Pillers in Hong Kong. They highlight key considerations and pitfalls when applying for such orders. SHOW NOTES00:53 Freezing Orders 03:53 Applying for a freezing order 09:10 Requirements 15:03 Chabra Injunctions 17:04 Anton Piller Orders 19:38 Requirements to obtain an An…
 
Margaret Wo and Adam Hugill talk about sexual harassment, what it is considered to be inappropriate behaviour and the protections afforded to individuals by Hong Kong's Sex Discrimination Ordinance. They also highlight the much-needed openness of society in reporting cases of sexual harassment and the role of the Equal Opportunities Commission when…
 
Alfred Ip and Thelma Kwan discuss the crucial steps of Hong Kong divorce proceedings and split of assets, giving some real-life examples and advice on how to try and reach an amicable settlement between spouses. SHOW NOTES 07:04 Starting a divorce 15:41 Financial claims 20:46 Filing for divorce 25:36 Form A 30:01 Full and frank disclosure 34:17 Lit…
 
Margaret Wo and Alfred Ip discuss the essentials of proper estate planning and the probate process in Hong Kong while also highlighting some of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them. SHOW NOTES00:46 – Estate planning 07:32 – Executor of a Will 14:52 – Setting up a Trust 18:59 – Assets in multiple jurisdictions 24:18 – Enduring power of att…
 
Gary Wong and Christopher Hooley discuss some of the essential considerations related to the setting-up of new companies as well as corporate risk management, employment matters and potential disputes, both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China. SHOW NOTES 01:29 – Setting up a business 04:04 – Directors and shareholders 07:45 – Documents 14:00 – Corpo…
 
Marco Raccuia and Carmen Tang talk about the increasing value of data and the protection afforded by the Personal Data Privacy Ordinance and the Privacy Commission. How is legislation catching up in response to recent data breach incidents? What developments can we expect? SHOW NOTES 00.22 – Growing value of data 03.11 – Personal Data Privacy Ordin…
 
Adam Hugill discusses Hong Kong's employment laws and provides practical guidance for both employers and employees to assist them in navigating the complexities of the Employment Ordinance, key considerations when hiring and managing employees, termination and protection of business assets. SHOW NOTES 00.22 – Employment overview 06.30 – Types of le…
 
Adam Hugill, Jonathan Gray and Matthew Love discuss Hong Kong’s civil litigation structure with Margaret Wo, including the topics of trials, costs, procedures and the crucial step of enforcing judgments. They also highlight the pros and cons of arbitration and mediation as alternative methods of dispute resolution. 01:14 – Commencing legal action 0…
 
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