For legal advice and services on banking & finance matters, please Call + 852 2856 3078 or e-mail : email@example.com
We give you a quick and fixed fee quote for your property sale or purchase transaction and guide you and keep you updated of the key transaction stages and answer any questions you have throughout the transaction.
Whether it is residential property like multi-storey building apartment or New Territories village house transaction or commercial property like office / industrial building or carpark transaction, our conveyancing services help ensure your move or investment is a hassle-free experience.
Our conveyancing & tenancy services include:
No. Foreigner not holding Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card is allowed to buy and own any land or properties in Hong Kong. However, buyer’s stamp duty are payable by the foreigner for such purchase.
The landlord can file a claim into the Lands Tribunal for payment of the rental arrears, and possession of the premises, mesne profits, and payment of damages in respect of any breach of the terms of the tenancy by the tenant.
For legal advice and services on conveyancing and tenancy matters, please Call + 852-2856 3078 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
For legal advice and services on corporate and commercial matters, please Call + 852 2856 3078 or e-mail : email@example.com
We advise creditors on the legal remedies and options for an efficient recovery of debts owing and due to you (including unpaid or outstanding invoices, account receivables etc), together with interest which has accrued on the debts, and keep the recovery costs to a minimum so as to secure your cash-flow.
Our legal services include:
A creditor can file a compulsory winding up petition into court for a winding up order against a company when the company is unable to pay a debt of HK$10,000 or above for at least 3 weeks.
The winding-up of the company by the Court shall be deemed to commence at the time of the filing of the winding up petition. After the commencement:
The creditor can serve on the debtor a Statutory Demand and file into Court creditor’s bankruptcy petition under the Bankruptcy Ordinance if the debtor has not complied with the Statutory Demand to the satisfaction of the creditor.
For legal advice and services on debt recovery matters, please Call + 852-2856 3078 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide an objective evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and evidence, and work out litigation strategy to resolve your disputes with the view to obtaining outcome which is of your best interest and minimizing legal costs.
We could also explore and advise on alternatives to court litigation and implement the alternative solutions to resolve the disputes, e.g. negotiation of settlement with opposite parties, attempt mediation or arbitration.
Commercial Litigation/ Civil litigation handled by us
Criminal Litigation handled by us
We often represent and defend legally aided clients on dangerous drugs cases, robbery cases in District Court and High Court and magistracy cases under the Duty Lawyer scheme.
For legal advice and services on disputes resolution, please Call + 852 2856 3078 or e-mail : email@example.com
For absence from work: Employer can deduct wages for a sum which is proportionate to the period of time the employee is absent from work.
For damage or loss to employer’s goods or equipment: Employer can, in any one case, deduct a sum equivalent to the value of the damage or loss but not more than HK$300. The total deductions shall not exceed one quarter of the wages payable to the employee in that wage period.
No, such employee is eligible for severance payment but NOT long service payment.
According to the Employment Ordinance, the following items are NOT wages:
1) The value of any accommodation, education, food, fuel, water, light or medical care provided by Employer;
2) Employer’s contribution to any retirement scheme;
3) Commission, attendance allowance or attendance bonus which is of a gratuitous nature or is payable only at the employer’s discretion;
4) Non-recurrent travelling allowance or the value of any travelling concession or travelling allowance for actual expenses incurred by the employment;
5) Any sum payable to the employee to defray special expenses incurred by him by the nature of his employment;
6) End of year payment, or annual bonus which is of a gratuitous nature or is payable only at the employer’s discretion; and
7) Gratuity payable on completion or termination of a contract of employment.
In general, unless a person has the right of abode or right to land in the HKSAR, he/she requires a visa/entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business, take up residence or to stay in the HKSAR as a visitor longer than the allowed visa free period.
An applicant should meet normal immigration requirements, E.g. holding valid travel document with adequate returnability to country of residence or citizenship; has clear criminal record and raise no security or criminal concerns to HK; no likelihood of becoming a burden on the HKSAR. Each application is determined on its individual merits, and the eligibility criteria may be subject to change from time to time.
For legal advice and services on employment and HK visa application matters, please Call + 852-2856 3078 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The parties can agree on how to deal with the distribution of their assets if they have to divorce by way of pre-nuptial agreement. This would be particularly useful for the following circumstances even though pre—nuptial agreement is not strictly enforceable or legally binding in HK:
Yes, if your marriage was validly constituted in the country where the marriage was officiated and either party to the marriage:
(a) Either party to the marriage was domiciled in Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application; or
(b) Either party to the marriage was habitually resident in Hong Kong throughout the period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the petition or application; or
(c) Either party to the marriage had a substantial connection with Hong Kong at the date of the petition or application.
Maintenance pending suit, periodic or secured periodic payments order, lump sum order, property adjustment order or property settlement order.
For legal advice and services on family and divorce matters, please Call + 852-2856 3078 or e-mail : email@example.com
Trademark is an important business asset. It helps your customers to identify your products and services, and to distinguish them from a competitor’s products and services. Trademark could represent the goodwill of your business.
Trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to use your trademark in relation to the goods and services for which your trademark is registered.
If a third party uses your registered trademark in Hong Kong in relation to the same or similar goods or services without your consent, that party may be liable for infringement of your trademark and you may take legal action to protect your rights.
If you do not register your trademark, it is difficult to prove that you are the "owner" of the trademark and your legal right against the infringement act could be limited.
After you have proved that your IP rights have been infringed in HK, you can seek the following remedies from a Hong Kong court :
Alternatively, you may consider using mediation or arbitration to resolve the disputes.
For legal advice and services on intellectual property rights matters, please Call (852-2856 3078) or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Our wills writing, probate, and estate administration services are tailored to meet your specific family and financial needs. We help identify your objectives and advise on your options, including benefits, disadvantages and cost. We aim to maximize inheritance and minimize the burden, costs and the risks of disputes for your loved ones. We handle both non-contentious and contentious estate cases.
You can make a will to :
Trying to make your own will, without legal assistance, can lead to mistakes or lack of clarity and that your will could become invalid. If you have a number of beneficiaries and your finances are complicated, it is even more important that you get a professionally trained solicitor to create your will. This makes your estate administration and distribution process easier for those you have left behind.
If you die without a valid will, you have no say in what happens to your estate. The 'Rules of Intestacy' will divide your estate in a pre-determined way and this may not be to people who you wished to benefit.
For applying for grant of letters of administration, the order of priority of the person entitled to apply for the grant under Rule 21 of the Non-Contentious Probate Rules (Cap.10A) is:
No, application cannot be made overseas. Applicant must act in person or instruct a Hong Kong solicitor to handle the grant application. Rule 4(8) of the Non-Contentious Probate Rules (Cap.10A) states that no legal advice shall be given by the Hong Kong Probate Registry to any applicant acting in person.
For legal advice and services on will, probate, estate administration, please Call (852-2856 3078) or e-mail : email@example.com
In Hong Kong, a Notary Public is an officer appointed by the Hong Kong High Court to serve the public by preparing, and providing authentication and execution of documents for use overseas (except Mainland China) under his/her signature and official seal. A Notary Public can obtain apostille of the notarized documents issued by the Hong Kong Court or arrange for legalization of the notarized documents by foreign embassy in Hong Kong.
The signature and official seal of the Notary Public in Hong Kong is widely recognized internationally.
Mr. Stephen Chow Shiu Kee, our founding partner and has been in practice since 1977
Ms. Natalia Cheung Kiu Yan, our founding partner and has been in practice since 2008
The apostille is a certificate issued by the Registrar of High Court to verify the signature and seal of the notary public, so that the notarised document with the apostille can take effect in countries which have ratified the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of Consulate for the notarized documents.
Documents to be used in a country which is not party to the Hague Convention will often require Consulate legalization of that foreign country in HK.
Whether a document needs apostille and/or Consulate legalization depends on the requirements of the receiving authority of the documents abroad.
We aim to respond to your notary enquiry or request for quotation and provide the notarization services on the same day.
For apostille, it takes at least two working days.
To enable us to give you our quotation of fees, we will need the following information from you:
(1) Which country is the notarized documents to be used ?
(2) The services you need – whether you need notary public to witnessing signatures or certify copy of original documents, obtain Apostille or legalization or prepare notarial certificate or administer oath and sign affidavit or take and receive your declaration etc
(3) The type of documents concerned
(4) Who is signing or presenting the documents - are they personal papers or for Company?
(5) How many documents are there and how many signature and official seal of the notary public is required ?
Contact our Notary Public
Please Call (852- 2851-3238 / 852-6777-5767) or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
China-Appointed Attesting Officers (“CAAO”) are qualified Hong Kong lawyers who have been appointed by the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China to attest documents and certify acts and matters of legal significance occurring in or emanating from Hong Kong for use in Mainland China.
Mr. Stephen Chow, has been in practice since 1977
Mr. Chan Chi Hung, Albert, has been in practice since 1982
Types of documents related to HK which can be attested by our CAAO for use in Mainland China include:
Our CAAO will arrange submission of the attested documents to “China Legal Services (H.K.) Limited” for “Sealing and Transfer Delivery” so that the attested documents could be legally valid and protected by PRC laws.
For China Appointed Attesting Officers (CAAO) Services, please CALL (+ 852-2851-3238 / + 852-2867 3078 ) or email : email@example.com
Our Civil Celebrants of Marriages appointed by the Registrar of Marriages of the Hong Kong SAR Government can legally officiate marriage for both HK and foreign couples in English, Mandarin, Cantonese.
Any person (who is 16 yrs old or above) can lawfully get married in Hong Kong and has his/her marriage officiated by our Civil Celebrants of Marriages regardless of his /her residency or nationality.
We will handle all documentations for the marrying couples (whether you are in HK or abroad).
Under HK law, two witnesses are required for the wedding ceremony. We can provide the witnesses for you if needed.
Weddings legally officiated by our Civil Celebrants of Marriages in Hong Kong could be recognized overseas and Mainland China. Marriage Certificate issued in Hong Kong has to be notarized or attested before it can be recognized overseas and Mainland China.
Our Notary Public and China Appointed Attesting Officer Mr. Stephen Chow who is also Civil Celebrant of Marriages can notarize or attest the marriage certificate for couples.
Under Hong Kong laws, our Civil Celebrants of Marriages can legally officiate your wedding anywhere within Hong Kong , e.g. at law firm office, hotels, restaurants, beaches, theme parks (Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park), country parks etc. (except marriage registry or in church or a licensed place of worship).
Around 22- 25 days after submission of the Notice of Intention To Get Married (NIM) to the Hong Kong SAR Government. Wedding ceremony can only be conducted after the HK Government has approved the application by way of NIM.
Please visit the Wedding Blog of our Civil Celebrant Mr. Stephen Chow Shiu Kee http://www.stephenskchow-wedding.com
For our Marriage Registration or Solemnization services or Notarization / Attestation of Marriage Certificate, please CALL (+ 852-2851-3238 / + 852-2867 3078 ) or E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org