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The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has recently handed down its judgment in Shine Grace Investment Ltd v. Citibank, N.A. and Another (HCCL 28/2008), a case relating to alleged mis-selling of...
August 2018
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed a bank's supervisory duties in managing a client's wealth and investments under a trust arrangement. Relieving provisions (i.e. "anti-Bartlett" provisions) do...
August 2018
This case looks at the circumstances in which a parent company may be liable in tort for the acts of its, usually foreign, subsidiary.  There is no special doctrine in tort that is...
August 2018
A senior banker at UBS Group AG is appealing against Hong Kong regulatory sanctions for his role in the 2009 initial public offering (IPO) of timber company China Forestry, a person with knowledge of...
August 2018
On  June 29, 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published the Consultation Paper on Backdoor Listing, Continuing Listing Criteria and other Rule Amendments (Consultation Paper...
August 2018
New reporting and clearing requirements On 27 June 2018, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Securities Futures Commission (SFC) published joint consultation conclusions on their March...
August 2018
Hong Kong’s banking regulator and seven banks, including HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, said they will jointly launch a trade finance platform in September using blockchain technology. The...
July 2018
Same-sex visa rights confirmed by highest Hong Kong court – QT v Director of Immigration (2018) The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has confirmed that same-sex couples who are lawfully married or in a...
July 2018
The “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) is a trade and infrastructure development strategy instigated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to convert what was once known as the Silk Road to a...
July 2018
The head of Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has warned local investors to beware of rampant corruption in some Belt and Road countries. ICAC commissioner Simon Peh Yun...
July 2018
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has established two new international commercial courts to handle a broad range of international disputes. The new courts are specifically designed to attract...
July 2018
The Hong Kong stock exchange said on Wednesday it has agreed to work with China’s bourses towards the inclusion of dual-class shares in a cross-border trading link, marking a step towards resolving a...
July 2018
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) came into force in the EU. It is drafted as a Regulation and becomes immediately applicable in all EU member states. The GDPR...
July 2018
A recent judgment from the Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court ("Beijing Court") refused to recognise and enforce a foreign arbitral award issued in Hong Kong on the basis that the award dealt...
July 2018
The Hong Kong Competition Tribunal, which hears all cases regarding violations of Hong Kong’s competition law, recently issued a decision addressing (1) the general contours of discovery in...
July 2018
On 17 April 2018, the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee released its 2018 legislative work plan (全国人大常委会2018年立法工作计划). The plan is divided into sections on different categories of...
June 2018
On 27 April 2018, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued the Notice on Matters Related to Further Relaxing Market Access for Foreign Banks (关于进一步放宽外资银行市场准入有关事项的通知),...
June 2018
On 28 April 2018, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued the Measures on the Administration of Foreign-invested Securities Companies (外商投资证券公司管理办法), which replaced the 2012 Rules on...
June 2018
Companies doing business with China have greater incentive than ever before to strengthen their compliance programs, as the country has now created a new supra-agency, the National Supervision...
April 2018
In Hong Kong, if a policyholder is dissatisfied with any aspect of the conduct of an insurer, agent or broker, there are various channels for making a complaint. For instance, if a policyholder's...
April 2018