New research by Deacons, the Employment Law Alliance and Corrs Westgarth Chambers reveals disruptive effects of new technologies on businesses across Asia
New research by Deacons, the Employment Law Alliance and Corrs Westgarth Chambers reveals disruptive effects of new technologies on businesses across Asia
20 October 2017 , Newsletter

According to the findings of this unique research project examining “the future of work” in the Asia-Pacific, the cumulative impact of automation, machine learning, AI and gig… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints

What is “relevant” to meet the relevant industry experience requirement? The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 29 September 2017 clarifying the “relevant… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: Implementation of CRS

On 1 July 2017, the "Administrative Measures on Due Diligence of Non-resident Financial Account Information in Tax Matters” (the Measures) came into effect. The Measures were… LEARN MORE

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MiFID II deadline

The requirements of Directive 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 on markets in financial instruments (collectively MiFID II) are set to apply from 3 January 2018. The… LEARN MORE

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SFC’s regulatory sandbox

On 29 September 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a regulatory sandbox (Sandbox) for licensed corporations and start-up firms considering carrying on… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong’s 2017 Policy Address: ETF Connect

The concept of an “ETF Connect” was first referenced in the joint announcement by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission… LEARN MORE

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Reminder of extraterritorial reach of Hong Kong securities licensing regime

On 21 September 2017, the Eastern Magistrates’ Court convicted a Hong Kong licensed securities dealer (the HK Co) for actively marketing to the Hong Kong public US brokerage services… LEARN MORE

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Stock Exchange proposes changes to improve effectiveness of the delisting framework
29 September 2017, Equity , Capital Markets, Legal Alert

On 22 September 2017, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published a consultation paper proposing Listing Rule changes to improve the effectiveness of the… LEARN MORE

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Stock Exchange proposes tightened rules on capital raising activities
27 September 2017, Equity , Capital Markets, Legal Alert

On 22 September 2017, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published a consultation paper proposing Listing Rule changes to address potential abuses related… LEARN MORE

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SFC and Exchange concluded joint consultation on listing regulation
22 September 2017, Equity , Capital Markets, Legal Alert

Introduction  On 15 September 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published the conclusions (the… LEARN MORE

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