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In a pathbreaking decision the High Court has used the inherent wardship jurisdiction to fill a hole in Hong Kong’s family law that threatened to leave it without the ability to regulate children’s...
February 2018
In the Cayman Islands, a scheme of arrangement must be approved by a dual majority of those present and voting: a simple majority by number and a 75% majority by value. The intention is to strike a...
February 2018
What is bigamy? Bigamy is the act of marrying a person while being legally married to another. It is a criminal offence triable upon indictment which, upon conviction, renders the offender liable...
February 2018
On 22 September 2017, the State Council issued the Opinions on Promoting the "Permit–Licence Separation" Pilot Reform Programme on a More Extensive Scale (国务院关于在更大范围推进〝证照分离〞改革试点工作的意见),...
November 2017
Replacing bank and insurance workers with machines risks creating a dependency on outside technology companies beyond the reach of regulators, the global Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on...
November 2017
On 12 September 2017, China's Ambassador to the Netherlands signed the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (选择法院协议公约) on behalf of the Chinese government. Once ratified by...
November 2017
On 8 September 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued the Notice to Solicit Public Comments on the "Measures on the Review of Concentrations of Business Operators (Revised...
November 2017
By Stephen Crosswell and Tom Jenkins of Baker McKenzie The Hong Kong Government has announced that it will provide extra dedicated funding of HK$200 million (approximately $25 million) to the Hong...
October 2017
By Dominic Geiser, Kathryn Sanger, Antony Crockett and Simone Hsu of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP In Ve Global UK Limited v Charles Allard Jr and Intelita Limited, HCMP1678/2017, 10...
October 2017
Hong Kong’s securities regulator has dropped a lawsuit against Standard Chartered Plc and UBS Group AG over their roles in the 2009 IPO of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, two people...
October 2017
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Hong Kong’s plan to float a new listing board to lure technology startups, with the government asking regulators to review their plans and put in place “adequate...
October 2017
On 30 August 2017, the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee (TC 260) circulated for public comment the second draft of the Guidelines for the Security Assessment...
October 2017
On 8 August 2017, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the “Commission”) adopted a Block Exemption Order (“BEO”) conditionally exempting for a period of five years certain agreements between liners...
October 2017
President Trump blocked the proposed US$1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a US chipmaker, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a US-headquartered private equity firm...
October 2017
On 18 August 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), People's Bank of China (“PBOC”) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (“MFA”) jointly issued the...
October 2017
On 25 August 2017, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) issued the Guidelines for Information Disclosure on the Business Activities of Network Loan Information Agencies. The guidelines...
October 2017
Hong Kong rivals both New York and London as global financial centers. Hong Kong is to China what Wall Street is to the US capital markets and London is to the European capital markets.  This is...
October 2017
In Chang Pui Yin & Ors v Bank of Singapore Ltd (CACV 194/2016), the Court of Appeal has upheld a Court of First Instance ruling that a bank be held liable for losses suffered by investors in...
September 2017
Hong Kong and Singapore are seeking to snare a bigger share of the US$540 trillion global derivatives business, taking advantage of tough new UK and European banking rules and uncertainty...
September 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") warned on Tuesday, 5 September, it may regulate some fundraisings that are done through digital currencies as volumes of the so-called initial...
September 2017