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July 2018 - Haldanes contributed to the Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” Agreement: Hong Kong published by UK Thomson Reuters

We are proud to announce that Partner John McLellan, Associate Weiken Yau, Trainee Solicitors Patrick Lui and Vanessa Wong contributed to the Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” Agreement: Hong Kong, a 3-part Q&A published by Thomson Reuters in the United Kingdom and circulated internationally.


The Q&A is part of Thomson Reuters’ new Boilerplate International Transaction Guide, which offers practical and jurisdiction-specific guidance on the application of Thomson Reuters’ boilerplate clauses. Haldanes addresses the Hong Kong section of the Q&A, covering a number of legal and practical issues surrounding the practical usage of boilerplate and essential clauses of commercial agreements in Hong Kong, such as parties, interpretation, variation, severance, counterparts, indemnity, termination, waiver, notices, force majeure, assignment, confidentiality and dispute resolution.


Haldanes is among various top-tier law firms to contribute to this publication. Our Commercial & Media team is experienced in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad range of commercial and corporate issues from M&A and joint ventures through to company formations and structuring.


The Q&A and Thomson Reuters’ boilerplate clauses are now available on the Thomson Reuters Practical Law website at https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/Browse/Home/Global?__lrTS=20170815030440657&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default).

For the Hong Kong section of the Q&A contributed by Haldanes, please click the following links:

https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/W-007-2333

https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/W-007-2378

https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/W-007-2479

You need to be a subscriber for Thomson Reuters Practical Law to access the publication.


For a copy of the Hong Kong section contributed by Haldanes, please click the link below:


Part 1 - Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” agreement: Hong Kong

Part 2 - Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” agreement: Hong Kong

Part 3 - Standard Clauses “Boilerplate” agreement: Hong Kong

* Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers. For further information, visit www.practicallaw.com or call +44 (0)20 7542 6664.

For further enquiries on Haldanes’ publications or to learn more about our corporate, commercial, media and entertainment expertise, please contact John McLellan, Head of Commercial & Media and Entertainment Practice.

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We are delighted to announce that Haldanes has been recognized by peers and industry as "Criminal Law Firm of the Year" for the 13th year in succession.  Our reputation as the premier criminal law firm in Hong Kong has been built over four decades with a strong pedigree of local and international legal practitioners.  The commitment, credibility and client focus of our teams has been recognized once again and we would like to thank our staff, clients and industry partners for their loyalty and support. We look forward to many more years of faithful service and dedication.

Haldanes has cemented its reputation as the leading firm for criminal defence in Hong Kong. John Kang of Asian Legal Business looks into the local firm’s rise to the top and finds out how it stays it there. Earlier this month at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017, Haldanes beat the likes of Deacons – Hong Kong’s largest domestic firm – and international disputes firm Kobre & Kim to win the Criminal Law Firm of the Year award. But its victory was no shock: Haldanes has won the award for 18 straight years. The local firm’s dominance in this category is even less surprising for barristers like Peter Duncan SC and Gary Plowman SC, who work closely with Haldanes. “The firm has a universal and well-deserved reputation for its fearless protection of its clients’ interests whilst always remaining true to the rules of the judicial process and the public interest in the integrity of the profession,” says Duncan. Plowman adds, “I have worked with Haldanes many times over the years, and I have no difficulty at all understanding why they are the consistent winners of this prestigious award. They are a class act.” Haldanes has the biggest criminal law practice in the city: it has eight qualified lawyers who do nothing but criminal defence work. This focus is different from the majority of firms whose criminal defence work is just a small part – if at all – of their practice. Given these factors, it certainly isn’t difficult to understand why Haldanes is the undisputed leader in this area…… To read the full article please visit: http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/news/alb-insights-how-haldanes-became-go-firm-criminal-defence-hong-kong/75135