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Sweet & Maxwell have just launched a new webpage to provide an excellent overview of all the support available to the legal profession in Hong Kong.  It details a timeline of activities including events, book launches, videos, blogs, and implementation itself.
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We are pleased to announce the addition of an RSS feed for Reuters Business News in the Westlaw HK Blog sidebar, providing users of the blog with a one stop shop for their Westlaw HK updates alongside a feed of the day’s top business news stories.

Westlaw HK, Sweet & Maxwell and Reuters are all part of Thomson Reuters, the leading global provider of intelligent information to businesses and professionals.

Over 290 documents that include precedents and associated drafting guides make up the Lawtel Precedents Wills solution. 

The Lawtel Precedents Wills Service Includes:

Documents taken from Sweet & Maxwell’s ‘Practical Will Precedents’ looseleaf title, combining the excellence and authority of the Withers’ documents with the currency and simplicity of Lawtel.

It is arguably the most impressive collection of will documents ever assembled, providing a wealth of material to draw upon for the preparation of wills for virtually any situation.

The service contains full will precedents, dozens of alternative and additional clauses, expert commentary, plus advice regarding the tax implications of adopting different strategies.

Coverage includes:

  • Absolute residuary gifts
  • Residuary gifts for spouse/civil partner
  • Discretionary trusts of residue
  • Residuary gifts – no spouse/civil partner
  • Charitable trusts
  • Replacement and supplementary clauses
  • Administrative powers and children
  • Testimonium and attestation clauses
  • Letters and summaries for use with precedents
  • Subsidiary documents.

To request a trial of Lawtel Precedents Wills, please contact your account manager, email or telephone +852 2863 2668.

The law is constantly developing and Westlaw HK continuously evolves to meet the needs of Hong Kong’s legal profession. This video highlights Westlaw HK’s authoritative content and leading edge functionality that legal professionals in Hong Kong are choosing to use, helping them to achieve better results faster.

Westlaw HK is pleased to announce the addition of further PDF images of all reported cases from the Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest back to 1999.   This extends our capacity to deliver court admissible online PDF copies of law reports beyond any other provider in Hong Kong, ensuring Westlaw HK is the premier source for case law research in Hong Kong.



PDFs can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF image link underneath the party names in any HKLRD case law document back to 1999.

Following this addition we will be extending our coverage further to 1996 in the coming days.  Further announcements will be posted on the Westlaw HK blog and on our subscriber newsletter Westlaw Edge.

Good news for those who need China business law information!  Two new databases have been added for you to use as part of our continuing effort to add value to your Westlaw Subscription:

Mergers and Acquisitions in China (BLC-MA) 

Written by two preeminent China legal experts, Mergers and Acquisitions in China explains key issues and pitfalls arising from clients’ merger and acquisition transactions in China. It helps to gain a better understanding of what actions need to be taken and possible outcomes of those actions. It features an appendix with relevant source materials and a chart pointing the reader to the original Chinese-language names of applicable laws and regulations.

Shareholder Agreements and Joint Ventures in China (BLC-SHARE)

Shareholder Agreements and Joint Ventures in China provides information on the legal framework and structuring of a joint venture in China (focusing on using shareholder agreements as the primary vehicle for establishing a joint venture), including appendixes with relevant source materials such as certain Chinese laws and regulations in translation, and a chart referencing the original, Chinese-language names of applicable Chinese laws and regulations. It is written by a preeminent China legal expert.


42/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark , Central, will be the location for our new monthly research sessions hosted by Online Trainer Bill White.  This is a new service for our subscribers where they can come into our facilities in Central and have customised research assistance.  For this month the lab will be held on 19 March from 11:00 to 2:00 with other dates and time to be announced here on this blog.

If you would like to attend a lab session and speak to Bill, please email or telephone +852 2863 2663 to book a time.


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