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An updated and substantially more onerous draft of China’s long-awaited position on cross border data transfers has just been published. The Measures on Personal Information Cross Border Transfer...
July 2019
In one of his last decisions handed down while the PI Judge, Bharwaney J. gave judgement in Schmidt Hailey Dai v. Lam Sik Chu (HCPI 773/2015) [2019] HKCFI 1289.  Save for the circumstance of...
July 2019
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) now requires licence applications to be made with the new licensing forms introduced on 11 February 2019. Annual returns and notifications to the SFC must...
July 2019
BASICS OF DEMOCRACY The United Nations describes that democracy provides an environment for the protection and effective realization of human rights, and these values are embodied in the Universal...
July 2019
Licensed telcos and internet businesses in China face a new wave of investigations by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) as they announce a new enforcement campaign aimed at...
July 2019
In February 2019, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) adopted a number of amendments to the Listing Rules, including new requirements for directors of listed companies and supervisors of listed...
July 2019
Family law is in the midst of a revolution that began in 2010 with LKW v DD (2010) 13 HKCFAR 537 and PD v KWW [2010] 4 HKLRD 191, when certain outdated notions of inequality between men and women in...
June 2019
The Chinese authorities have announced the Multi-Level Protection Scheme version 2.0 (MLPS 2.0) which will come into force on 1 December 2019 and extends and supplements the original MLPS rules....
June 2019
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) will adopt a new Listing Committee decision review structure in mid-2019. The key changes are: “Matters of Material Significance” (such as rejections of...
June 2019
Justice Godfrey Lam, President of the Competition Tribunal, handed down judgments on 17 May 2019 (Friday) in each of the first two cases brought by the Competition Commission relating to alleged...
June 2019
Citizens may, by making a will, bequeath their personal property in part or in full to the state, a collective or persons other than the statutory successors. However, in reality, there have been...
June 2019
Each of the governments of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands has passed legislation that will require certain entities carrying on any “relevant activity” to have “...
June 2019
China's cybersecurity regulators are now taking their first steps to verify organisations' (including foreign businesses') compliance with China's cybersecurity laws. As anticipated, the focus is on...
June 2019
INTRODUCTION Data privacy breaches matter to lawyers as it is a tripartite concern traversing ethics, information security, and law. Further, it is the most sensational of cyberattacks and the...
June 2019
The Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services concluded in February. Below is a summary of some key themes and recommendations made by...
June 2019
The US-China trade dispute has dominated newspaper headlines and trade associations’ discussions in Hong Kong over the last 12 months, casting a cloud over business in the city, China and beyond....
June 2019
China’s new Foreign Investment Law (“2019 FIL”) changes how foreign investment is regulated in China. The National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed this new law...
May 2019
Significant changes to the Australian whistleblowing regime came into effect in January 2019.  These changes radically expand the current whistleblower protections and are predicted to have a...
May 2019
On 28 January 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and Federation of Share Registrars Limited (FSR) began to consult the public on the...
May 2019
Amendments to the regime for SFC-authorised funds under the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds took effect on 1 January 2019. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO KEY OPERATORS The minimum capital...
May 2019