Lexis® Practical Guidance

What is Lexis® Practical Guidance?

Lexis® Practical Guidance is a brand new workflow-based online solution for legal practitioners, providing a wide range of practical materials you can’t find anywhere else including practice notes, precedents with drafting notes and alternative clauses, and checklists.

Written by trusted local experts in Hong Kong, for Hong Kong, all Lexis® Practical Guidance materials are continuously updated to reflect latest developments in the law enabling you to efficiently complete transactional matters with speed and confidence.

  • By HK lawyers, for HK lawyers
  • Our in-house team monitor the latest developments and changes which means the laws behind Lexis® Practical Guidance are always up-to-date.

  • Turnaround a first draft with ease
  • With comprehensive and trustworthy precedents and alternative clauses as your foundation, and with drafting notes for each clause providing an in-depth explanation, you can turnaround the first draft of a document with ease.

  • Get up to speed and up-to-date in minutes
  • With current, concise and trusted  materials, together with hyperlinks to cases and legislations as authorities, you can produce advice memos to client much more quickly.

  • Always thorough, always the expert
  • Get a snapshot view of key issues in any topic with our overviews. Confirm the steps to take and pitfalls to avoid with our in-depth practice notes and links to the relevant cases and legislation.

  • Complex procedures made simple
  • With point form checklists and visual flowcharts, you can get started faster with confidence that you have all the issues covered.

  • Fits your workflow intuitively
  • Topics are organized around your workflow, so you know where to go to at a glance. Hyperlinks take you directly to related documents and external forms just when you need them. Get to the documents you need much faster with search and filter and recommended search capabilities.

  • Grow your practice even faster
  • With trustworthy content on a wide range of topics, your lawyers can learn faster and partners can delegate with confidence.

    Work anywhere any time with our practical content all available in one online service and downloadable in Word format.

    What you’ll find in Lexis® Practical Guidance
    Access a wide range of practical materials from our team of trusted local experts, all updated to ensure accuracy and completeness.

    • Clear and concise introductions to each topic
    • Points practitioners to the relevant practice note for an in-depth discussion
    Practice notes
    • In-depth practical commentary
    • Step-by-step guidance to handle client matters across a wide range of transactions
    Precedents and Alternative Clauses
    • Template agreements and clauses written exclusively for Lexis® Practical Guidance by our local experts
    • Regularly updated to reflect legal developments and market practices
    Drafting notes
    • Explain the rationale behind a clause
    • Point to other relevant clauses
    • Highlight common pitfalls
    • Link to specific cases or legislation
    • Easy-to-read point form guidance of legal processes
    • Visual explanations of complex legal procedures
    • Link to cases and legislations
    • Link to different content types
    • Link to external guidance notes, forms, decisions and other resources from organisations such as Companies Registry and the Commissioner for Privacy and Personal Data
    Intuitive user interface
    • Topics arranged intelligently around the way you work
    • See your most recently viewed documents
    • View the most popular documents
    • Link to recommended related documents
    • Search and filter the content and your results
    • Guided research with Automatic recommended searches
    • Downloadable Word documents with auto-formatting

    Corporate laws are constantly evolving and changing. Staying up to date with the broad spectrum of transactions is often time consuming and sometimes challenging.

    Our Lexis® Practical Guidance – Corporate service provides step-by-step guidance and relevant practical resources. Particularly in view of the New Companies Ordinance now in force, each aspect of company law from formation, financing, administration to directors’ duties have been expertly written so you can be fully apprised of the impact of these changes.

    Further up the value chain, topics such as equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures and offshoring allows you to leverage the expertise from a range of contributors to gain concise answers to practical issues across areas of law that you may not come across every day.

    Quickly understand the practical application of the law, access quality precedents with accompanying drafting notes, and enhance your project management efficiencies so you can spend the time to invest in high value client transactions with Practical Guidance – Corporate.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance Corporate Service Contributors


    • Annie Chan (Managing Director, Mazars Corporate Recovery & Forensic Services)
    • Basil Hwang (Partner, Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson in association with Zhong Lun Law Firm)
    • Brett Stewien (Partner, Francis & Co in association with Addleshaw Goddard)
    • Christopher Bickley (Partner, Conyers Dill & Pearman)
    • Jonathan M.W.W. Chu (Partner, William WL Fan & Co)
    • Lawrence Man (Barrister, Tax Chambers)
    • Mike Suen (Partner, DLA Piper)
    • Minju Kim (Barrister-at-law, Baskerville Chambers)
    • Patrick Rozario (Director & Head, Risk Advisory Services, BDO Limited)
    • Paul Kwan (Partner, Deacons)
    • Samantha Thompson (Partner, Linklaters)
    • Simon Luk (Partner, Winston & Strawn)
    • Teresa Lau (Director & Head, Corporate Secretarial Services, BDO Limited)
    • Tony Au (Managing Partner, Tony Au & Partners)
    • Vivien Fung (Partner, Conyers Dill & Pearman)
    • William Brophy (Associate, Charltons)

    Editorial Board members

    • David Yun (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis)
    • Goron Jones
    • Kingsley Ong (Partner, Eversheds)
    • Mohan Datwani (Solicitor, Director, Technical and Research, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
    • Nick Chan (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs )
    • Patrick Wong (Partner, Mayer Brown JSM)
    • Professor ELG Tyler (Senior Assistant Law Officer, Commercial III, Civil Division, Department of Justice HKSARG)
    • Vincent Sum (Partner, Bingham)

    Introducing Lexis® Practical Guidance – Data Protection

    Lexis® Practical Guidance – Data Protection provides comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on data privacy. Easy to follow checklists and step-by-step practice notes make it easy to comply with legislation and best practice. Exclusive drafting notes accompany all the key precedents you need, making your work quicker and more efficient.

    The Data Protection service is written by Hong Kong experts, skilled in the interpretation of the law and able to offer genuine commercial advice. Topics covered include employee data collection and monitoring, surveillance, cybersecurity and data collection and usage. This essential resource covers the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) and other related ordinances, as well as multi-jurisdictional guides.

    Providing you with the confidence and clarity to work in this fast-paced area of law, Lexis® Practical Guidance – Data Protection is a one stop solution for your data privacy information needs.

    View more information on the topics covered in Lexis® Practical Guidance – Data Protection.

    “The Lexis ® Practical Guidance – Data Protection module provides useful materials on the legal developments on personal data protection, the topical issues of privacy concern, the tips for compliance and the pitfalls to avoid when handling personal data by data users in their business operations. It is a one-stop shop that I find it particularly user friendly for busy lawyers.”

    Margaret Chiu, Former Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and Lexis Practical Guidance Data Protection Editorial Board member.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance – Data Protection: Authors and Editorial Board members

    Our authors and editorial board members are some of the most experienced and trusted data protection specialists in Hong Kong.


    • Jeffrey Sze (Alan Leong S.C.'s Chambers)
    • Henry Chang, Matthew Shum (Angela Wang & Co, Solicitors)
    • Ashley Roughton (Chambers of Dr Ashley Roughton)
    • Melody Wang (Fangda Partners)
    • Walter Lee (Gallant)
    • Gina Reid (Haldanes)
    • Eugene Low (Hogan Lovells)
    • Caroline Thomas (Laracy & Co. in Association with Hill Dickinson Hong Kong)
    • Arthur Hong (Messrs. Foo and Li Solicitors)
    • Anju Malik (The Interpublic Group)
    • Charles Mo, Joanne Mok (Winston & Strawn)
    • Simon Chan, Poon Sze Chun (Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo)

    Editorial Board

    • Jennifer Van Dale (Eversheds)
    • Margaret Chiu (Privacy Management Programme Consultant)
    • Mark Parsons (Hogan Lovells)
    • Gabriela Kennedy (Mayer Brown JSM)
    • Anna Gamvros (Norton Rose Fulbright)
    • Dominic Wai (ONC Lawyers)
    • Hans Lee (You Yi International Intellectual Property Services Limited)

    Staying up to date with the wide array of local Hong Kong employment law matters doesn’t mean you have to spend hours conducting legal research.

    With Lexis® Practical Guidance – Employment you can have instant access to practical information and resources across topics such as recruitment, commencing employment, benefits and tax, discrimination, disputes and trade unions. It provides quick and reliable practical advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters, with relevant cases and legislation. Latest changes on Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (MPFS), the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the relevant New Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) are included to keep you in pace with the rapidly changing Employment field.

    Written by trusted Hong Kong Employment experts - it is the current, accurate and concise materials that you can rely on.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance Employment Service Contributors


    • Desmond Liaw (Partner, Reed Smith Richards Butler )
    • Edmund Wan (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons)
    • Eric Szweda (Managing Partner, Troutman Sanders)
    • Farzana Aslam (Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
    • Jezamine Fewins (Consultant, Stephenson Harwood)
    • Kieran Humphrey (Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons)
    • Lawrence Man (Barrister, Tax Chambers)
    • Margaret Tsau (Barrister-at-law, Chambers of Andrew Liao SC)
    • Muriel Tsang (Partner, Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson)
    • Nigel Francis (Partner, Francis & Co in association with Addleshaw Goddard)
    • Peter Bullock (Partner, Pinsent Masons)
    • Sarah Berkeley (Consultant, Simmons & Simmons)
    • Tony Ko (Barrister, Plowman Chambers)
    • Walter Lee (Partner, Gallant YT Ho & Co)
    • Winnie Wong (Solicitor, Francis & Co in association with Addleshaw Goddard)

    Editorial Board members

    • David Allison (Counsel, Bird & Bird)
    • Hong Tran (Partner, Mayer Brown JSM)
    • Jennifer Van Dale (Partner, Gall)
    • Kevin Bowers (Partner, Howse Williams Bowers)
    • Pádraig Walsh (Partner, Bird & Bird)
    • Rowan McKenzie (Partner, Baker & McKenzie)

    Our latest Practical Guidance offering, the Dispute Resolution service covers the key dispute resolution processes faced by dispute lawyers today, offering step-by-step guidance on practice and procedure, as well as direct links to legislation, rules and cases.

    Included in this comprehensive solution are pre-litigation considerations such as applicable law and limitation periods, civil litigation practice and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. The new content in the service includes our Personal Injury topic which covers issues such as establishing legal liability, limitations, and the pre-action protocol, as well as different types of claims such as road traffic accidents and medical negligence.

    The Dispute Resolution service offers practical guidance with legal analysis that allows you to work with confidence and make the most informed decisions.

    Written by trusted local experts in Hong Kong, all Lexis® Practical Guidance materials are continuously updated to reflect latest developments in the law and court process, enabling you to practise efficiently with speed and confidence.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance Dispute Resolution Contributors


    • Amanda Lees (Of Counsel, Simmons & Simmons)
    • Andrea Yu (Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers)
    • Anna K. C. Koo (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong; Barrister-at-Law, Justice Chambers; Accredited Mediator)
    • Avinash Pradhan (Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP)
    • Bianca Yu (Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers)
    • Catherine Mun (Partner, Bird & Bird)
    • Connie H.Y. Lee (Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers)
    • Darren FitzGerald (Partner, FitzGerald Lawyers)
    • David Hall-Jones (Managing Partner, Asia, Winston & Strawn)
    • Denis Brock (Partner, O'Melveny & Myers)
    • Elizabeth Cheung (Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers)
    • Ernest Yang (Partner, DLA Piper)
    • James Zimmerman (Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP)
    • John Hui (Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers)
    • John Zadkovich (Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP)
    • Jonathan Gray (Consultant, FitzGerald Lawyers)
    • Julian Lam (Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers)
    • Julienne Jen (Principal Lecturer, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong)
    • Kevin Bowers (Partner, Howse Williams Bowers)
    • Ng Kim Beng (Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP)
    • P.Y. Lo (Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers)
    • Peter Chow (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Hong Kong & Singapore))
    • Queenie Lau (Barrister-at-law, Temple Chambers)
    • Richard Keady (Partner, Bird & Bird)
    • Samantha Gershon (Consultant, Withers)
    • Sebastian Hughes (Barrister-at-law, Prince's Chambers)
    • Shaun Wu (Principal, Kobre & Kim)
    • Simon Tang (Partner, P. C. Woo & Co. Solicitors)
    • Susanne Harris (Partner, Mayer Brown JSM)
    • Tony Ko (Barrister-at-law, Plowman Chambers)
    • Vincent Lung (Barrister-at-law, Parkside Chambers)
    • Yang-Wahn Hew (Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers)

    Editorial Board members

    • Brian Baillie (Partner, Fred Kan & Co)
    • Denis Brock (Partner, O'Melveny & Myers)
    • Ernest Yang (Partner, DLA Piper)
    • Julian Stargardt (Hong Kong Mediation Council)
    • Malcolm Chin (Partner, Minter Ellison)
    • Mary Thomson (Barrister-at-law, Pacific Chambers)
    • P.Y. Lo (Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers)
    • Paul Kwan (Partner, Deacons)
    • Peter Chow (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Hong Kong & Singapore))
    • Richard Keady (Partner, Bird & Bird)
    • Samantha Gershon (Consultant, Withers)
    • Sanjay A. Sakhrani (Barrister-at-law, 601 Dina House)
    • Sebastian Hughes (Barrister-at-law, Prince's Chambers)
    • Simon Tang (Partner, P. C. Woo & Co. Solicitors)
    • Susanne Harris (Partner, Mayer Brown JSM)

    We understand accessing a broad range of information sources is time consuming, inefficient and sometimes puts you at risk of accessing out of date information. Whatever the challenge, Lexis® Practical Guidance Commercial is the place to start for commercial law practitioners.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance – Commercial provides very resourceful assistance to commercial lawyers in various aspects, from advising clients on particular law points to drafting transaction documents, by way of a handy online platform. The updates provide busy practitioners with a quick review of the latest developments in areas of interest to them in a most efficient manner.
    Tony Au, Managing Partner, Tong Au & Partners

    Included in this comprehensive solution is the practical information related to a host of laws governing the Hong Kong business and commercial landscape. Featuring content on the new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) and subsidiary legislation, as well as a focused content on the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, you will be up to date with new concepts such as prohibitions against anti-competitive agreements and abuse of market power.

    Commercial lawyers can also access a broad range of resources across essential topics such as contract, consumer protection, data protection, franchising, information technology, intellectual property and much more.

    Clear, concise practice notes –with direct links to relevant judgments, legislation, rules and cases that’s easy to digest.

    Checklists and flowcharts guide you through legal or procedural issues.

    All materials are continuously updated to reflect the latest developments in the law and court process.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance Commercial Contributors

    Consultant Editorial Board
    Kingsley Ong (Eversheds)
    Boggs Nick Chan (Squire Patton)

    Contributing Authors
    Stephen Crosswell (Baker & McKenzie)
    David Allison, Michelle Chan (Bird & Bird)
    SC Margaret Tsau (Chambers of Andrew Liao)
    Hans Lee (CWL Partners)
    Alfred Y F Sit (Gilt Chambers)
    Peter Bullock, Paul Haswell (Pinsent Masons)
    Judith Sihombing (Sihombing Law Mentors)
    Jezamine Fewins (Stephenson Harwood)
    Tony Au, Tony Tse (Tony Au & Partners)

    Enjoy an efficient and confident way to practice with our brand new online workflow solution, Lexis® Practical Guidance - Tax

    The Lexis® Practical Guidance - Tax service is pertinent to tax practitioners and associates of all levels who need to ensure they are up-to-date with the range of Hong Kong’s tax laws, regulations and tax implications.

    Discover one central and up-to-date resource, matched to your workflow, for practical, Hong Kong based content on complex and sometimes unfamiliar areas of work. Topics cover rapidly changing areas, and those areas that extend beyond traditional tax matters, such as; BEPS; transfer pricing; cross-border tax (including the PRC); and stamp duty, written by leading expert Michael Olesnickey of KPMG. News updates from LexisChina on breaking PRC tax matters are also featured.

    Practical resources become even more invaluable when they are all in one place.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance conveniently provides you with handy practical tools, such as tables to help you find dates for deadlines you need to know, a FATCA tracker, comprehensive coverage of Hong Kong's extensive network of Double Taxation Treaties and reference to pertinent Commonwealth cases.

    For details, please visit Lexis® Practical Guidance - Tax
    For Consultant Editorial Board & Contributing Authors, please visit Lexis® Practical Guidance - Tax author

    Lexis® Practical Guidance - Private Client is a new workflow-based online solution providing a wide range of practical legal materials you won't find anywhere else. With practice notes, checklists, precedent documents and direct links to the most relevant sources all in one place, you can save hours of research and drafting time. Materials also include links to leading Hong Kong and Common law judgments, and adapted precedents from eminent UK publications such as Butterworths Wills, Probate and Administration Service and William on Wills.

    Lexis® Practical Guidance - Private Client covers all major private client areas, including: wills,probate and trusts. Hot topics such as nuptial agreements, trust disputes and offshore trusts will enable you to assist your clients with speed and confidence.


    • Elaine Chen, Kevin So (Clifford Chance)
    • Christian Stewart (Family Legacy Asia)
    • Caroline McNally (Gall)
    • Andrew Lynn (Gilt Chambers)
    • Jim Edmondson, Henry Brandts-Giesen, Morven McMillan (Mourant Ozannes)
    • Scherzade Burden, Alfred Ip (Oldham Li & Nie)
    • Wisdom Hon (P.C. Woo & Co. Solicitors)
    • Winnie Cheng (T.S. Tong & Co.)
    • Katie Graves (Withers Consulting Group)
    • Tak Wong (Wong Shum & Co)
    • Kevin Lee, Peter Chen (Zhong Lun)

    Editorial Board Member

    • Richard Grasby (Maples and Calder)
    • Samantha Bradley (Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited)
    • John Grist (Wilkinson and Grist)
    • Sharon Ser (Withers)

    Lexis® Practical Guidance – Financial Services provides resources across the entire spectrum of the financial services industry, including: bribery and corruption law, market misconduct, prudential requirements and risk management and controls. Hot topics such as the new Independent Insurance Authority and handling an SFC investigation will enable you to assist your clients with speed and confidence. Materials also include links to leading Hong Kong and other common law jurisdiction caselaw, as well as international financial market guides and cross jurisdictional guides.

    This new service is designed to accelerate your work and improve your efficiency. You can find useful materials such as the legislation, the annotations, commentary and cases, as well as the relevant advises that comprise regulatory directions from numerous government parties, all in one place.

    Consultant Editorial Board
    Nathan Dentice, Partner, Reed Smith Richards Butler
    Mark Johnson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Stuart Leckie, OBE, JP, Chairman, Stirling Finance
    Kingsley Ong, Partner, Eversheds
    Jill Wong, Partner, Howse Williams Bowers

    Contributing Authors
    Vivian Chow, Senior Manager, BDO Limited
    Nathan Dentice, Partner, Reed Smith Richards Butler
    George Hui, Consultant, AltQuest Partners
    Mark Johnson, Partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Raymond Kong, Barrister, Alexandra Chambers
    Alex Lee, Consultant, Jun He
    Tan Choo Lye, Partner, K&L Gates
    Urszula McCormack, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
    Jane Moir, HKU Space
    Thomas Mok, Solicitor, Mok & Co., Solicitors
    Kingsley Ong, Partner, Eversheds
    Dawn Tan, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs
    Ben Wong, Managing Director, AltQuest Partner
    Michael Wong, Partner, K&L Gates

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