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Further opening in the financial sector

China’s financial regulators have suggested in recent weeks that liberalisations that would permit greater foreign participation in China’s financial markets were pending. Mr.… LEARN MORE

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The Impact of the EU GDPR on Hong Kong Businesses

Most people are aware that the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018.  However, it seems that many Hong Kong businesses are not… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints

Conviction for providing false information The SFC issued a press release on 11 May 2018 concerning an individual’s conviction for failing to disclose a criminal conviction in… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing

China to re-launch RQDII scheme In May 2018, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced it will resume the once-suspended Renminbi Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (RQDII)… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong proposes tax exemption for offshore venture capital funds using ITVF scheme

Hong Kong offshore venture capital funds may soon receive clarification that their tax-exempt status will not be lost merely as a result of co-investing with the Hong Kong government… LEARN MORE

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Are you ready for the changes to the Fund Manager Code of Conduct?

On 16 November 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published the conclusions of its consultation on Proposals to Enhance Asset Management Regulation and Point-of-sale… LEARN MORE

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SFC’s suggested controls on the use of instant messaging

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published suggested controls for intermediaries using instant messaging (IM) applications in a circular of 4 May 2018. The controls… LEARN MORE

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Winding up is generally not available where there is an arbitration clause

The impact of an arbitration clause on the Court’s discretion to grant a winding up order was recently considered by the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong. In Lasmos Limited… LEARN MORE

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Regulators’ discovery obligations in disciplinary proceedings

Introduction It is recognised that disciplinary proceedings often involve or result in a substantial interference with the livelihood and reputation of an individual, and to that… LEARN MORE

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Email scams & swindles

Newspaper headlines about online, phone and email scams are commonplace in today’s cyber-threat world. Of course, prevention of a cyber attack is better than a cure. However,… LEARN MORE

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