The World Health Organisation has declared a global health emergency over an outbreak of a novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") since December 2019.
The Manager-in-Charge ("MIC") regime was fully implemented by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") on 17 October 2017 to promote proper conduct and increase awareness of individual responsibility and accountability.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 31 October 2019, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a circular (Circular) on the use of electronic data storage providers (EDSPs) by licensed corporations (LCs).
Clyde & Co
The new statutory licensing and conduct regime for insurance intermediaries comes into operation on 23 September 2019.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) held its third annual Compliance Forum (Forum) on 17 June 2019 – a series of six panel discussions with industry participants:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
This Hong Kong regulatory update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed (or planning to list)
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) prevailed in a judicial review application filed against the regulator in AA & EA v. The Securities And Futures Commission  HKCFI 246 (the "Decision").
On August 22, the Privacy Commissioner issued a press release announcing the completion of its compliance check ...
There have been three regulatory updates following the consultations by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) on various topics.
Hong Kong companies can enjoy certain unique advantages in expanding to China. However, there are several key concerns they need to address and resolve in order to set up business in the country smoothly.
Duff and Phelps
For many firms, the FMCC merely codifies existing conduct.
The high level of certainty of obtaining shareholders' approval for whitewash waivers could lead to potential abuse by parties looking to obtain or consolidate control through whitewash transactions in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has been a member of the Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") since 1991.
Common Reporting Standards' (CRS) early adopters clearly demonstrate that compliance with the implementation comes with challenges.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Further to general concerns raised in a circular issued by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") in late July 2017, the SFC issued a further circular on September 15, 2017 ...
Ernst & Young
Over reliance on sales/revenue targets in evaluating performance should be avoided.
The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 ("Bill") which requires Hong Kong companies to keep and maintain a register of significant controllers ("SC Register") was gazetted on 23 June 2017.
Every day, companies are being formed around the world for a variety of reasons. Incorporation produces a corporate entity which is separate from its owners, with its own legal rights and obligations.
Clyde & Co
The Hong Kong market is presently faced with an increase in mainland private enterprises listing on the local exchange, resulting in shell planting and volatility in stock prices in the Growth Enterprise Market (the "GEM").
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions.