The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (No. 17 of 2014 ) (the "Ordinance") has been passed into law. The commencement date is yet to be gazetted.

The Ordinance is largely the same as the Bill that was introduced to the Legislative Council, and encompasses all the changes that were proposed in the Bill stage.

To prepare for the commencement of the Ordinance, employers should see our earlier legal updates:

We will let you know when the Ordinance is gazetted to commence.

Learn more about our Hong Kong office and Employment & Benefits practice.

Originally published on 29 December 2014

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