Chris Hooley and Adam Hugill from OLN’s Employment Practice Group have recently authored the Hong Kong chapter for the international publication The Corporate Immigration Law Review.
The Corporate Immigration Law Review is distributed internationally and provides practical, business-focused guidance and analysis on worldwide immigration laws and any recent changes and developments together with a look forward at expected trends.
The readership of the book is primarily business and corporate HR and private practitioners in other jurisdictions. The information would also be of interest to anyone who wishes to relocate to Hong Kong for employment or to entrepreneurs wishing to establish their own business in Hong Kong.
for further information please visit the The Corporate Immigration Law Review website
27 October 2011 – Chicago-raised Hong Kong entrepreneur R.J. Asher of Tai Tai Pie Pies receives the lucky draw prize – an iPad 2 – from Senior Partner, Gordon Oldham, for having participated in the recent HKVCA-OLN Survey of Start-Up Businesses in Hong Kong. 84 start-up companies in Hong Kong took part in the Survey, which was the first of a two-part assessment of the state of play of the ‘angel investing’ (or venture capital) sector in the HKSAR
OLN has been awarded Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts.
The selection process for this award included a recommendation stage which comprised of over 14,000 responses from business directors, in-house counsel, independent law firms, high net-worth individuals, bar associations, visitors to the GLE website and LinkedIn users. These recommendations were combined with GLE’s own independent research to create a shortlist of firms for each key country and practice area.
The shortlisted firms were judged on client testimonials, key cases from the past 12 months, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contribution, speaking engagements and the performance and standing of the team’s individual attorneys.
OLN would like to extend its thanks to all of it clients and intermediaries who took part in this process. Without their help, this wonderful award would not be possible.
21 Oct 2011 – The results of a survey of nearly 100 start-up businesses in Hong Kong (that was initiated and sponsored by OLN as a member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA)) were made public at a HKVCA Cocktail Mixer at The American Club on Friday, 21 Oct. Over 80 people from the venture capital community and start-up businesses attended to hear Roger Marshall, Venture Committee, HKVCA and senior partner Gordon Oldham of OLN speak to the survey findings.
“OLN was proud to sponsor the survey, which focused from an entrepreneur’s perspective on the particular challenges facing start-up businesses in Hong Kong,” said Mr. Oldham. “It is our hope that working with the VC community and other HKVCA member law firms that we can address and find a remedy for one unsurprising yet disheartening conclusion from the survey: that legal expenses for start-ups pose a significant financial hurdle. To begin with, we’d like to help drive the standardisation of certain documents and the development of a proposed ‘Start-Up Starter Kit’ containing such articles and agreements as are generally required by start-ups,” he added.
The survey is the first in a two-part assessment of the industry. The second part (which OLN will also sponsor) will focus on the investor community and seek to understand from the investors’ perspective what factors affect their interest and involvement in start-up businesses. Results are scheduled for early 2012.
Gordon Oldham with Roger Marshall
Members of OLN were invited to join the corporate social responsibility non-profit organization, Community Business on 18th October 2011 in Hong Kong to launch the new “Driving Cultural Change to achieve Work-Life-Balance” initiative. As part of the discussion, Michelle Liu and Peony Wu attended the launch event. Michelle was invited to speak on the panel including representatives from Nomura, Prudential and Pepsi Co. As part of the panel discussion, Community Business revealed the results of a study in relation to work-life-balance in Hong Kong and the discussions centered around the findings from such study.
Michelle Liu said, “as a local firm, it is interesting to see the differences between our firm and the multi-national corporations who have similar work-life-balance issues but on a much larger scale. OLN is committed to ensuring that we drive forward our work-life-balance goals and promote this to both our clients and other external parties”.