To cooperate or not to cooperate, this is the question…

In December 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published an updated “Guidance Note on Cooperation with the SFC” replacing the previous version which was 11 years… LEARN MORE

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Transfer pricing legislation finally unveiled
16 January 2018, Tax, Legal Alert, by Stefano Mariani,

I.           Introduction On 29 December 2017, the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.6) Bill 2017 (“Amendment Bill”) was gazetted.  The Amendment Bill is perhaps the most radical… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints: What should be your action items for 2018?

This is our list of hot compliance action items for licensed companies: Have the MICs, ROs and Compliance subscribed to the SFC Compliance Bulletin: Intermediaries? Has the company… LEARN MORE

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SFC’s first compliance bulletin focusses on “egregious” conflict failures

“The SFC will not tolerate intermediaries treating clients unfairly or benefiting at the expense of clients’ interests.” The SFC published the first issue of its Compliance Bulletin… LEARN MORE

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SFC’s reminder on bitcoin futures and other cryptocurrency-related products

On 11 December 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a circular to remind the industry of the regulatory obligations arising from providing financial services… LEARN MORE

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Consultation on Hong Kong licensing and conduct requirements for OTC derivatives

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently published a consultation paper (Consultation) that proposes refinements to the scope of regulated activities and new conduct… LEARN MORE

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Amendments to the SFC’s retail funds code

On 18 December 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (UT Code) for… LEARN MORE

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Tougher listing requirements to take effect in mid-Feb 2018
22 December 2017

On 15 December 2017, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published its consultation conclusions on the consultation paper on the review of the Growth Enterprise… LEARN MORE

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Overhaul of listing rules to facilitate the listing of innovative companies in Hong Kong
22 December 2017

On 15 December 2017, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) published its consultation conclusions to the New Board Concept Paper published six months ago. The… LEARN MORE

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Contractor or Employee: that is the question

On 28 November 2017, the Consumer Council recommended in its report[1]  to the government that it should open up the e-hailing market and legalise  e-hailing taxi services by… LEARN MORE

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