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Lexis® HK: The online research platform for Hong Kong practitioners, with extensive legal content and time-saving tools.

Lexis® HK, the legal online research platform tailor-made for Hong Kong legal practitioners, government and corporate users, offers the largest local legal content in the most intuitive and friendly online environment. This single research solution offers many features.
  • Commentaries, cases, legislation and forms covering Hong Kong, as well as key overseas jurisdictions
  • Faster workflow enabled by smarter and intuitive searches
  • Search query function in English and Chinese
  • Extensive hyperlinking between products and sources
  • Premium modules by practice area
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Search and browse the unrivaled content of LexisNexis®, in a friendly online environment. In addition, Lexis® HK offers features you have never experienced before in a single research solution.  Not only will research be easier, you will get better, faster, and more accurate results with Lexis® HK.

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Search by area (cases, legislation, commentary, forms, journals and practice areas) or content type (case number, citation, legislation name or no, precedents by title). With Lexis® HK, you can search in English or in Chinese.

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Keep updated on new cases in your practice areas. You can schedule Alerts on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Send the Alerts to yourself or colleagues to stay on top of the latest developments.

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Save time with Lexis® HK. Our downloadable PDFs enable practitioners to have a court-ready document in just one click.  The PDFs can include law reports, with expanded case coverage dating back to 1947.

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Take advantage of the largest local legal content available to Hong Kong and international legal practitioners. Lexis® HK provides the deepest coverage and analysis of Hong Kong cases, along with the most up-to-date legislation. See a complete snapshot of case history and current status.

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You won’t need to switch to a different web site or another interface. You will have access to unique secondary content published by LexisNexis Butterworths, as well as major works such as Halsbury’s Law of Hong Kong and Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong. You can also search other print products.

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Make research more efficient. Advanced hyperlinking between products lets you jump straight to relevant, cross-referenced documents. Parallel citations to other law reports help you to move between cases. The bread crumb trail shows the path you took, allowing you to return to your previous step.

CaseBase signals show case precedents

Know that your research is comprehensive, without spending endless hours. CaseBase is a research tool that provides a roadmap of subsequent case treatment. It covers all significant Hong Kong judgments, plus pertinent overseas cases, annotating cross-references and applicable legislation.

Did you know*…

  • HK$83.5 million – the amount of fines paid by disciplined SFC licensees
  • HK$620.8 billion – the exposure of Mainland subsidiaries of Hong Kong banks
  • HK$2,415.3 billion – the banking industry’s aggregate on-balance-sheet non-bank exposures to the Mainland
  • Introducing the Banking and Finance Module on the Lexis® HK Platform
  • The leading comprehensive and continuously updated reference
  • Guide you through these highly related and dynamic area of law with confidence

Sources covered:

Securities Law: HKSAR and People’s Republic of China – 2nd Edition

  • Commentary on securities related legislations
  • Covers case law, rulings of regulatory bodies and various procedures
  • Discussion of a wide range of topics for your practical needs

Topics covered:

Listed Company topics:

  • Listing qualifications;
  • Application procedure and requirements;
  • Overseas issuers;
  • GEM Listing;
  • Prospectuses;
  • Post-listing matters;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Notifiable and Connected Transactions;
  • Takeovers and Mergers.

Intermediaries and Investment Products topics:

  • Licensing and registration;
  • Initial and on-going requirements;
  • Conduct of intermediaries;
  • Discipline;
  • Compensation;
  • Regulated Investment Products.

Enforcement of Rights and Regulations topics:

  • Directors' Liabilities and Members' Remedies;
  • Market Misconduct and Insider Dealing;
  • Financial crimes (other than misconduct);
  • Improper trading practices.

Banking Law: HKSAR & PRC

  • Extensive commentary on banking in Hong Kong, international banking controls, and banking in the PRC.
  • Covers various banking related ordinances and regulations
  • A comprehensive source of information on the law and culture influencing the practice of banking law.

Topics covered:

  • International Regulation of the Hong Kong Financial System
  • The Banking System in Hong Kong
  • Risk Management Guidelines for Derivatives
  • Regulation of Banking Activities
  • The Bank and Customer Relationship
  • Consumer Credit 
  • Banking Law in the People's Republic of China
  • International Banking Law
  • Digest of a variety of Banking Law Cases

 

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* Source: The HKMA annual report 2012, The SFC annual report 2012

Exclusive sources include:

  • Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong (update service)
    Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong was launched in 1995 under the guidance of a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board comprising of prominent members of the Hong Kong Judiciary. Covering over 70 areas of law, it has since become the first point of reference for legal practitioners and academics in Hong Kong. Having been cited many times in superior court judgments, Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong has gained a reputation for providing comprehensive, accurate and authoritative statements on Hong Kong law.
  • Annotated Ordinance of Hong Kong (update service)
    This encyclopaedic contains comprehensive annotations to more than 130 of the most important and frequently referenced Ordinances in Hong Kong. Modeled on the authoritative Halsbury's Statutes of England, each Ordinance is reproduced in full, with the addition of detailed section-by-section annotations and an introduction. Annotations discuss the history of the legislation, explore all relevant case law (both domestic and overseas), reference related Ordinances and compare English counterpart Acts and similar legislation from other common law jurisdictions.
  • Hong Kong Cases (update service)
    Hong Kong Cases has quickly established itself as the premier, most up-to-date bilingual law reporting service in Hong Kong, with expert and comprehensive selections of the most significant decisions of, and appeals from, the courts of Hong Kong. The series covers the period 1946 to now. This online version prints exactly like the hardcover volume with new PDF functionality for cases from 2000 onwards. 
  • Hong Kong Cases Upreported (update service)
    This database is fully upgraded with case and legislation hyperlinks and Chinese text, plus extensive back-capture of additional historically important cases.
  • Casebase Hong Kong
    CaseBase is a comprehensive case law research tool which presents you with a roadmap of how any HK case is subsequently treated.  It covers all significant HK judgments, plus overseas cases where referred to in HK. As well as annotating cross-references between cases, it displays basic case details, catchwords and summaries, and legislation referred to. Hyperlinks to full-text judgments and legislation are offered throughout CaseBase. CaseBase signals are a visual aid to understanding the current status of a case. They summarise its treatment by more recent cases, including direct appellate history, based on annotations determined by legally qualified editors
  • The Laws of Hong Kong
    Updated daily to become the most current legislation database in Hong Kong.
  • Asia Pacific Law Review
    The pre-eminent publication based in Asia focusing on law in the Asia Pacific region, APLR provides scholarly writing of interest to both academics and practitioners in a variety of law-related disciplines
    Insightful articles and commentaries written by leading scholars, eminent judges and renowned practitioners around the world on legal developments in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Hong Kong Legal Dictionary
    Hong Kong Legal Dictionary is the first and only legal dictionary specifically written for the Hong Kong legal market, with almost 9,000 legal terms or phrases defined in the Hong Kong context, including many terms unique to this jurisdiction. It offers extensive reference made to local legislation and case law, and is compiled in accordance with a rigorous process of writing and review involving legal practitioners, academics, judges and other senior members of the profession. Hong Kong Legal Dictionary provides the starting point for any research enquiry on Hong Kong law - No person dealing with legal or business issues can afford to be without it.

Did you know…*

18,000-24,000 – the number of claims that the Labour Department handled every year

HK$17-19 million – total fines from the prosecutions administered by the Labour Department every year

HK$200 million – the total award granted by the Labour Tribunal every year

Introducing the Employment Module

Provide essential guidance for employers, human resources departments and employment law practitioners.
Sources covered:

Hong Kong Employment Law Manual

The only regularly updated and comprehensive text on employment law in the market

How this help you with your practice:

  • A standard text for employment law written by a full time practitioner
  • Quick summary at the beginning of every section of the text
  • Practical and detailed examples in every section of the text
  • Cross references to other authoritative work, for further deeper understanding
  • Key point checklist for your quick grasp of the law

 

Hong Kong Employment Ordinance: An Annotation

Application of the Employment Ordinance with numerous practical examples to illustrate each section of the Ordinance

How this help you with your practice:

  • A complete overview of the real life application of the Employment Ordinance
  • Specific and practical examples illustrating the effect of the legislation
  • Detailed cross-references to local reported and unreported cases relevant to individual sections of the Ordinance
  • Extensive commentary and definitions of key terms

Welcome Offer

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*Source: Government Year Book 2008-2012

Exclusive sources include:

  • Hong Kong  Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (update service)
    The Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents is the leading source of non-contentious precedents in terms of the breadth, depth and authority of its content. It covers everything that both the specialist and generalist practitioner is likely to encounter, offering access to an unrivalled collection of precedents covering all major areas of commercial law and general practice.
  • Hong Kong Corporate Law (update service)
    Hong Kong Corporate Law is a comprehensive work presented in a systematic style, user- and reader-friendly with the reader-focused manner. It bridges the gap between introductory materials and specialised practitioner tools which offers both a solid foundation in the subject and ample discussion on practice. It provides up-to-date primary and secondary legislation, practice notes and authoritative caselaw from HK and UK with relevant legislation in associated fields.
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Handbooks Series
    Butterworths Handbook reproduces Ordinance as currently in force, together with all amendments and repeals, and section-by-section annotations. The annotations encompass significant judicial decisions and rules of court, as well as definitions of words and phrases and discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues relating to particular sections in a succinct format. The annotations are fully cross-referenced, with comprehensive tables of cases, sources, and legislation. Areas of Law covered in Lexis Hong Kong Commercial Law Module include:
    • Company Law Handbook
    • Business Law in Hong Kong
    • Contract Law Handbook
    • Partnership Handbook

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  • Hong Kong Conveyancing
    Published in eight looseleaf volumes, Hong Kong Conveyancing provides a clear and detailed presentation of the law and practice of conveyancing in Hong Kong. Unique in its breadth of coverage, this title is the standard reference for anyone involved in conveyancing transactions saving research time and cost: an essential reference for legal practitioners, bankers and property developers.
    The first two volumes provide detailed but accessible commentary on the law and practice of conveyancing in Hong Kong. The remaining six volumes comprise essential primary materials, including extracts from the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance, other relevant legislation, and instructive reported and unreported decisions.
  • Land Law in Hong Kong
    Land Law in Hong Kong has, since it first appeared in 1997, emerged as a leading book on the subject in Hong Kong. The new edition continues its tradition and takes account of all important legislative changes and recent cases. It brings the book fully up-to-date and will continue to be a useful guidance to practitioners.
    The law is stated as at 1 September 2009
  • Land Compensation and Valuation Law in Hong Kong
    Land Compensation and Valuation Law in Hong Kong during the past 10 years has in civil litigation been the most cited Hong Kong law textbook. The courts have referred to previous editions as a seminal work. This new edition maintains and is likely to enhance the high quality of the previous editions.
    The law is stated as at 1 March 2009.
  • Building Management in Hong Kong
    The text contains a narrative introduction to each relationship, which is designed for laymen as well as lawyers. This is followed by coverage of practical questions, and problem areas in which selected areas of legal difficulty are explored in more detail.
    It is hoped that this second edition of Building Management in Hong Kong will be of use and interest to members of management and owners' committees as well as housing and estate managers, government officials with responsibility for building management, students, lawyers and other land professionals.
    The law is stated as at 1 October 2008.
  • Hong Kong Tenancy Law
    This well-established, essential text provides insights into tenancy law and practice for legal practitioners, land professionals and students. It is also an important reference for professionals whose work involves consideration of tenancy issues such as valuers, real estate managers, investment advisors and government officers.
    The book is divided into two main sections. Section 1 highlights the history of landlord and tenancy law in Hong Kong and deals with the common law of leases at an introductory level. Section 2 offers an analysis of the practical applications of provisions in the Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance and politically significant topics such as rent control and security of tenure.
  • Conveyancing and Property Law Handbook
    This Handbook is the most informed and convenient guide available to Hong Kong conveyancing law, setting out all information every likely to be needed on the legislative regime and its application. It will prove indispensable to lawyers, business professionals, investors, estate agents, government officials, academics, students and all those who are engaged or interested in the dynamic practice of conveyancing in Hong Kong.
    The Conveyancing and Property Ordinance states the law as at 1 February 2010. The Land Registration Ordinance states the law as at 20 September 2007.

Exclusive sources include:

  • Encyclopaedia of Hong Kong Taxation (update service)
    The Encyclopaedia of Hong Kong Taxation provides the most comprehensive, authoritative and regularly updated reference on the taxation system in Hong Kong. While this work deals primarily with Hong Kong taxation matters, the authors have researched case law and legislation in many other jurisdictions, particularly in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The work is therefore to a significant extent one of comparative tax law. It is hoped that tax practitioners, academic lawyers and economists in jurisdictions other than Hong Kong will find the research helpful. Matters such as anti-avoidance legislation, both specific and general, are discussed in the context of developments in other jurisdictions as well as Hong Kong. As it is written by experts in the field it gives practical advice on potential pitfalls that may be avoided, including useful tips on how best to structure investments or transfer property in the most tax efficient manner. It provides a succinct account of the law and practice with detailed annotations to cases and legislation and cross-referencing to other relevant sources of information within the work. It also includes a complete set of practice guides, notes and forms. This title is a unique and definitive work of authority on taxation and will be of fundamental use to accountants, tax consultants and legal practitioners, as well as bankers, corporate and property planners, estate agents, businessmen, civil servants, academics and students. Features:
    • Clear statements of general principles
    • Statutory provisions reproduced for ease of reference
    • Lists of relevant definitions
    • Cross references to other relevant statutory provisions
    • Historical notes of amendments
    • Annotations including discussion of relevant case law and references to other source materials
    • Useful forms are reproduced for practical reference
    • Practice Guides, Information Pamphlets and Directives reproduced to provide readers with direct access to materials which are located in diverse sources or out of print.
  • Forensic Accountancy
    Forensic Accountancy provides a comprehensive insight into many principles and practices in the forensic field and demonstrates how accountants and financial professionals should do their jobs when acting as experts, advisors or investigators in disputes, fraud investigations or legal proceedings. This work has been written in concise English, without the unnecessary use of jargon, catering for the needs of those untrained in the subject and bridging the gap between the legal aspects and the accounting/ financial aspects of litigations. Litigators, regulators, surveyors, contractors, reporters and loss adjustors will find this book as an avenue to the unseen world of accountancy revealing the untold truth and evidence behind the numbers and flows of funds/ transactions.
  • Hong Kong Tax Planning
    Hong Kong Tax Planning is an essential guide to tax management and minimisation strategies. It covers a comprehensive range of Hong Kong and international tax issues such as taxing profit in Hong Kong, the advantages of personal assessment, investigations, field audits and tax appeals . This work will prove a boon to any business or private individual in understanding and making the best of Hong Kong's taxation system.
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Exclusive sources include:

  • Intellectual Property Rights: HKSAR & PRC (update service)
    Intellectual Property Rights: HKSAR & PRC offers a detailed exposition and critical analysis of the multifarious aspects of Hong Kong's modern intellectual property regime: copyright and digital content, multimedia, the internet, computer programmes, patents and bio technology, amongst many other contemporary topics which are all to be found in readable form within its volumes. It also provides an introduction Hong Kong's intricate and long standing intellectual property system - its pioneering trade mark system was first instituted in 1873 - and describes Hong Kong's virtually unique and century-old public policy of conferring a bundle of intellectual property rights on the foreign investor the same as or even greater in content than that conferred upon local residents. This work has been frequently cited in the courts over the past decades. It is invaluable to the specialist or general practitioner, barrister, in-house counsel or those with a need for a high level and detailed analysis of Hong Kong intellectual property law.
  • Intellectual Property in Hong Kong
    Intellectual Property in Hong Kong offers concise but critical analysis of intellectual property law and this book aims to fulfil this need. It will particularly be of use to students of intellectual property.
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Handbooks Series
    Butterworths Handbook reproduces Ordinance as currently in force, together with all amendments and repeals, and section-by-section annotations. The annotations encompass significant judicial decisions and rules of court, as well as definitions of words and phrases and discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues relating to particular sections in a succinct format. The annotations are fully cross-referenced, with comprehensive tables of cases, sources, and legislation. Areas of Law covered in Lexis Hong Kong Litigation Module include:
    • Copyright Handbook
    • Patents Handbook
    • Trade Marks Handbook

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Exclusive sources include:

  • Atkin’s Court Forms Hong Kong (update service)
    Atkin's Court Forms Hong Kong is a collection of practice notes, procedural tables, forms, precedents and other documents used in civil proceedings of the High Court and District Court. It is the first and only such publication for Hong Kong and an essential aid to litigation practice. Contents are written by experienced practitioners and edited by legally qualified editorial staff under the supervision of a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Hong Kong Civil Court Practice (update service)
    Written by a panel of leading Hong Kong practitioners and academics, under the editorship of WS Clarke, Hong Kong Civil Court Practice serves as both a localisation and interpretation for Hong Kong of information previously found only in English sources, greatly simplifying the practice of civil litigation in Hong Kong. It is an essential tool for every Hong Kong litigation lawyer.
  • Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong
    The principal aim of this book is to provide students and practitioners with a clear and up-to-date exposition of the rules and judicial decisions governing the conduct of civil litigation in Hong Kong.
  • Enforcing Judgments in Hong Kong
    Enforcing Judgments in Hong Kong provides a clear and incisive account of the law and procedures for the enforcement of civil court judgements in the Court of First Instance and the District Court in Hong Kong. This book is aimed primarily at practitioners so that they may readily identify the most appropriate enforcement procedure or combination of procedures available, given the specific type of judgment obtained, the judgements debtor's assets and their client's ultimate objective.
  • Judicial Review in Hong Kong
    Judicial Review in Hong Kong is a clear and comprehensive exposition of the law and practice relating to judicial review as it is conducted in Hong Kong. Written by two practising members of the Bar, it addresses, in logical order, law and procedure, constitutional challenges and judicial review in specific area of practice.
  • Advocacy and the Litigation Process in Hong Kong
    Advocacy and the Litigation Process in Hong Kong provides an introduction to the basic rules, conventions and techniques that every advocate must know and apply when practising in the courts of Hon Kong. It takes the reader through the complex litigation process from first interview with the client, through the preparation of the case for trial, interlocutory applications, the trial itself and finally appeals. It also highlights the skills required to be successful and emphasizes the ethical duties of advocates.
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Handbooks Series
    Butterworths Handbook reproduces Ordinance as currently in force, together with all amendments and repeals, and section-by-section annotations. The annotations encompass significant judicial decisions and rules of court, as well as definitions of words and phrases and discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues relating to particular sections in a succinct format. The annotations are fully cross-referenced, with comprehensive tables of cases, sources, and legislation. Areas of Law covered in Lexis Hong Kong Litigation Module include:
    • High Court Handbook
    • Evidence Law Handbook
    • Statutory Interpretation Handbook

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Exclusive sources include:

  • Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong (update service)
    Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong is designed to be an authoritative, up-to-date reference work for legal practitioners, lecturers and students. The coverage of fundamental principles of evidence in the criminal law is presented in a practical manner. The authors make extensive use of not only the Hong Kong and English cases relevant to the topic but also authorities from other parts of the Commonwealth. This book also contains references to areas where the Bill of Rights has affected the law of evidence. The work is paragraphed for easy reference. Essential research tools such as tables of cases and statutes referred to are found in the work. A selection of the statutes referred to in the work are included in the appendix.
  • Criminal Procedure: Trial on Indictment (update service)
    Criminal Procedure: Trial on Indictment sets out the law relating to procedure during trial or other disposal of indictable offences. It deals with trial on indictment before the High Court and the District Court with the aims of providing certainty and facilitating access to the law of criminal procedure. Particular emphasis has been accorded to those topics with which a criminal law practitioner must contend with on a frequent basis. Such topics include enforcement proceedings, arrest and detention, bail, indictments and charge sheets, trial of indictments before the High Court and trial of proceedings transferred to the District Court, appeals, reviews and costs in criminal proceedings. The text also provides an overview of the criminal legal system in Hong Kong. Statutes governing criminal procedure in trials on indictment and practice directions applicable to criminal proceedings are included for reference.
  • Sentencing in Hong Kong
    This edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is the latest instalment of Hong Kong's pre-eminent sentencing text by expert authors Grenville Cross and Patrick WS Cheung. The work is masterfully composed in a style that is both clear and comprehensive, and arranged according to organised, discrete headings. The Appendix contains cases on quantum of sentence which have proven to be a practical and vital resource for courts and counsel. At the same time, the text contains a wealth of analytical material and is laden with comparative jurisprudence for those interested in changing attitudes to crime and punishment.
  • Bribery and Corruption Law in Hong Kong
    Bribery and Corruption Law in Hong Kong covers the significant impact that human rights law is having on the development of the criminal law. From the construction of statutory offences which contain potentially reverse onus provisions to the rights of persons affected by the exercise of special powers of investigation, the influence of the developing body of human rights jurisprudence could be felt. Being a common law offence, misconduct in public office enjoys the advantage of having the capacity for organic development through the courts in order to meet the changing needs of our time. New decisions of the courts are handed down daily and as the law of bribery and corruption takes on a more international complexion interesting case law emerges from other jurisdictions. (The law is stated as at 1st November 2009.)
  • Butterworths Hong Kong Handbooks Series
    Butterworths Handbook reproduces Ordinance as currently in force, together with all amendments and repeals, and section-by-section annotations. The annotations encompass significant judicial decisions and rules of court, as well as definitions of words and phrases and discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues relating to particular sections in a succinct format. The annotations are fully cross-referenced, with comprehensive tables of cases, sources, and legislation. Areas of Law covered in Lexis Hong Kong Litigation Module include:
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      • Criminal Law Handbook
      • Criminal Procedure Handbook

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