SFC compliance and licensing hints

Licensing conditions Potential purchasers of a licensed company obviously need to check what type of activity the company is licensed to conduct, but they also need to check whether… LEARN MORE


More on ‘backdoor licensing’

In our client alert of 15 May 2017, we drew attention to concerns regarding “backdoor licensing” expressed by Julia Leung, Executive Director at the Securities and Futures Commission… LEARN MORE


SFC seeks to strengthen cybersecurity for internet trading

Cybersecurity remains a key priority for Hong Kong’s SFC as the number of reported cybersecurity incidents worldwide continues to rise. Following a thematic review undertaken… LEARN MORE


Should extensions of time under construction contracts run contiguously or non-contiguously from original completion date?

In Carillion Construction Limited v Emcor Engineering Services Limited, Emcor (UK) Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 65, the  main issue before the court was whether extensions of time… LEARN MORE


Court considers recoverability of claims consultant costs in adjudication enforcement proceedings and the effect of a contractual term on a pay-less notice

In Octoesse LLP v Trak Special Projects Ltd [2016] EWHC 3180 (TCC), England’s Technology and Construction Court held that costs of claims consultants assisting litigants in person… LEARN MORE


Beware of guarantee wording!

In Bitumen Invest AS v Richmond Mercantile Ltd FZC [2016] EWHC 2957 (Comm), England’s High Court had to determine an application by the Claimant owners of a vessel for summary… LEARN MORE


Lapse of Automatic Opt-In Provisions under Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609) – What does this mean for construction contracts?
31 May 2017, Construction, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen,

A recent Deacons articlereported on the lapse of the automatic opt-in provisions under the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609). Click here for article. In respect of construction… LEARN MORE


Court considers “back to back” provisions in construction sub-contract

In the recent case of Chan Chi Lam trading as Hoi Fat Construction Company v Lam Woo & Co Ltd & Ors, HCCT 52/2014, Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance had to consider… LEARN MORE


SFC licensing and compliance hints

When should one get a representative licence, a temporary licence or an itinerant professional licence? An individual must be licensed as a representative (and may need SFC approval… LEARN MORE


Mainland China briefing
23 May 2017, Investment Funds, Newsletter, by Yang Shen, Iris Zhang and Bella Zhang

Suitability  New measures  On 12 December 2016, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the regulator of PRC securities market, released Measures on the Suitability Management… LEARN MORE


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