FitzGerald Lawyers named in inaugural ALB Best Boutiques List by Asian Legal Business
22 Aug 2017
Asian Legal Business recently released their August 2017 issue commemorating their inaugural ALB Best Boutiques List and we are proud to announce FitzGerald Lawyers was named as a Best Boutique.
FitzGerald Lawyers named finalist in Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards
03 Aug 2017
FitzGerald Lawyers is proud to announce that we have been named finalist in four categories for the 16th annual Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards. These prestigious awards, winners of which will be revealed during the awards ceremony on 8 September 2017 in Hong Kong, recognize the outstanding performances of legal practitioners throughout Hong Kong and Asia.
HKSTP Panel of legal firms & IP practitioners
12 Jul 2017
FitzGerald Lawyers has been selected to join the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Panel of legal firms & intellectual property practitioners.
FitzGerald Lawyers shortlisted for Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards
11 Jul 2017
Asia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers will convene 28 September 2017 at the 3rd annual Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards. Representatives from some of the top firms throughout Asia-Pacific from as far away as Australia and India and all the way through Southeast Asia will be in attendance as we celebrate the very best firms throughout Asia Pacific.
Hans Lee joins FitzGerald Lawyers
01 Jun 2017
We are proud to announce the addition of a senior lawyer to our Hong Kong office.
Hans Lee is a chartered patent attorney (UK) and qualified lawyer, working extensively in patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets. He has particular experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, electronic devices, power tools, biotechnology, anti-counterfeiting technology and software. Hans will head the IP practice at FitzGerald.
Launching a startup? Here are some key legal issues
24 May 2017
Here are some key legal issues to be across when you start up your business in Hong Kong and Australia!
Are you a victim of CEO fraud? Here's an immediate action plan to recover funds wired to Hong Kong or Mainland China
10 May 2017
Many victims of CEO fraud (also known as business email compromise) are companies involved in cross-border businesses that routinely make international money transfers.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that:
- most of the victims are based in the US, but companies from over 100 other countries have been defrauded;
- although fraudulent transfers have been sent to over 79 different countries, most of the money is sent to banks in Mainland China and Hong Kong; and
- the first 24 hours after the fraudulent transfer are critical.
From January 2015 to June 2016, the FBI reported a 1,300 percent increase in exposed dollar losses (which refers to actual and attempted loss) due to CEO fraud at approximately USD 3.1 billion. The extent of this problem could be much higher as many of these crimes may go unreported due to embarrassment or despair at the seeming lack of practical solutions.
The following action plans outline steps to freeze accounts and recover funds.
Indemnity costs for unsuccessful challenge to an arbitration agreement
22 Jan 2016
The Hong Kong High Court has clarified in a recent decision by Madam Justice Mimmie Chan in Chimbusco International Petroleum (Singapore) Limited v Fully Best Trading Limited  HKCFI 2196 that absent special circumstances, costs to be borne in an unsuccessful challenge to an arbitration agreement should be ordered on an indemnity basis.