Cf 1982 c 53 s 27 uk procedure 23e 1 the persons

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[cf. 1982 c. 53 s . 27 U.K. ] Procedure 23E. (1) The persons authorized to act in Hong Kong in connection with international wills are - (a) solicitors; and (b) notaries public duly registered under section 40 of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159). (2) A person who is authorized under section 6(1) of the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 (1889 c. 10 U.K.) to do notarial acts in any foreign country or place is authorized to act there in connection with international wills. [cf. 1982 c. 53 s. 28 U.K. ]". Application 11. Section 30 is amended by adding after subsection (3) – "(4) The amendments to this Ordinance effected by the Wills (Amendment) Ordinance 1990 ( of 1990) shall not apply to a will of a testator who died before the commencement of that Ordinance but, subject to subsection (5), shall apply to a will of a testator who dies after its commencement whether the will was made before or after its commencement, but so that a will that was made before its commencement and that, but for the provisions of that Ordinance, would be valid shall not thereby be invalidated. (5) The effect of the marriage of a testator on a will made by him before the commencement of the Wills (Amendment) Ordinance 1990 shall be determined as if that Ordinance had not been passed.". Schedule added 12. The following is added after section 30 – 146
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"SCHEDULE [s. 23D] THE ANNEX TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL WILLS UNIFORM LAW ON THE FORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILL ARTICLE 1 1. A will shall be valid as regards form, irrespective particularly of the place where it is made, of the location of the assets and of the nationality, domicile or residence of the testator, If it is made in the form of an international will complying with the provisions set out in Articles 2 to 5 hereinafter. 2. The invalidity of the will as an international will shall not affect its formal validity as a will of another kind. ARTICLE 2 This law shall not apply to the form of testamentary dispositions made by 2 or more persons in one instrument. ARTICLE 3 1. The will shall be made in writing. 2. It need not be written by the testator himself. 3. It may be written in any language, by hand or by any other means. ARTICLE 4 1. The testator shall declare in the presence of 2 witnesses and of a person authorized to act in connection with international wills that the document is his will and that he knows the contents thereof. 2. The testator need not inform the witnesses, or the authorized person, of the contents of the will. ARTICLE 5 1. In the presence of the witnesses and of the authorized person, the testator shall sign the will or, if he has previously signed it, shall acknowledge his signature. 2. When the testator is unable to sign, he shall indicate the reason therefor to the authorized person who shall make note of this on the will. Moreover, the testator may be authorized by the law under 147
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which the authorized person was designated to direct another person to sign on his behalf.
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