Legal advice in Hong Kong
Recent forum posts
Our main goal is to help individuals to get a proper and easy Company Registration in Dubai. Dubai is now flourishing with various new business organizations of different sectors. This is possible because there are many companies who are coming up with their services to help people in setting up their business enterprise. We are also a business setting company and we are known among the most succ
Total Posts: 3 Last post by ansiashraf
PFIG Espana is a modern day dynamic finance boutique and we collaborate with good entrepreneurs and business persons that are willing to present profitable and secure investment projects that require funding in countries with growing economies around the world and emphasis on location and environs. We want to work with reputable project/general business facilitators who possess very cogent bus
Total Posts: 1 Last post by Maria70
Hong Kong Legalities
Business isn't as easy in some countries as it is here in the UK. You need to be aware of the cultural and legal implications of your business operations in Hong Kong, because you could face heavy punishment for transgressing.
It is therefore important to acclimatise yourself with the law in Hong Kong. There will be many legalities that you will have to adhere to, and you may even find that some laws you are familiar with here in the UK are no longer applicable. Likewise, you may find some new laws which strike you as strange or even oppressive.
Some of the areas to investigate are:
The body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which oversees the legal rights of, and restrictions on, employees and their organisations. This will include things such as minimum wage in Hong Kong, holiday and maternity entitlement, ergonomics, trade unions, disability, etc.
The body of laws which oversee business and commercial activity. It may encompass such areas as principal and agent; freight and shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership; contracts; food and health regulations; safety laws; privacy rights; copyrights; trademarks; etc.
Civil / Common Law
The body of law that oversees society in Hong Kong. It is invariably culture specific. It is important to familiarise yourself with these laws, especially as you will be adopting a new environment and culture.