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Conclusion of SFC consultation on proposed changes to the code on unit trusts and mutual funds

On 6 December 2018, after extensive consultations with the industry, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its conclusions to its Consultation Paper on Proposed… LEARN MORE

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Stock Exchange proposes to suspend issuers with disclaimer or adverse audit opinions

On 28 September 2018, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a two-month consultation paper on a proposed suspension requirement for listed issuers with… LEARN MORE

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Stock Exchange explains notifiable/connected transaction rules relating to lease transactions of listed issuers adopting HKFRS/IFRS 16

Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standard/International Financial Reporting Standard 16 “Leases” (HKFRS/IFRS 16), which brought about significant changes in lease accounting for… LEARN MORE

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Whistleblower protection in Hong Kong - the sooner the better!

The recent explosive uncovering of the railway construction scandal by whistleblowers not only flagged concerns about its potential impact on public safety, but also alerted employers… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange amends corporate governance requirements, effective from 1 January 2019

On 27 July 2018, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published conclusions from its consultation launched in November 2017 on its review of the Corporate Governance… LEARN MORE

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Laos intellectual property law undergoes changes

A new intellectual property law in Laos took effect on 9 June 2018. This replaced the former regime on trade mark registration which dates back to 20 December 2011. The reform… LEARN MORE

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Amended Hong Kong takeover rules effective from 13 July 2018

On 13 July 2018, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released its conclusions on the consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and… LEARN MORE

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Countdown to Brexit - what will happen to my intellectual property?

With the clock now counting down to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019, the full implications of Brexit on intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been unclear. … LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes rule changes to tighten regulation of backdoor listing

On 29 June 2018, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a consultation paper on backdoor listing, continuing listing criteria and other rule amendments,… LEARN MORE

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Implications for robo-advisers

On 28 March 2018 Hong Kong’s SFC published the consultation conclusions on proposed Guidelines on Online Distribution and Advisory Platforms. At the heart of the responses received… LEARN MORE

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