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In the 2018 Policy Address on 10 October 2018, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Carrie Lam announced several key proposals in respect of benefits available to employees under Hong Kong law....
November 2018
On Oct. 15, 2018, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) published a decision (Decision) finding that the Code of Banking Practice (Code) is not excluded from the application of the First...
November 2018
Ask anyone in the industry what the greatest pain point is for virtual assets, and they will say it is the absence or uncertainty of regulation. On Nov. 1, 2018, the Securities and Futures...
November 2018
REVISED POLICY On 18 September 2018, the Hong Kong government announced a revision to the immigration policy for entry of non-local dependants (Policy). Under the revised Policy, which took effect...
November 2018
For those who watched the team selection day for the NBA 2k league, you may have been forgiven for being confused.  The selected ‘athletes’ were not the giants of the basketball court that we...
November 2018
On 1 November 2018, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)’s new administered arbitration rules (2018 HKIAC Rules) will come into effect. The 2018 HKIAC Rules introduce impactful...
November 2018
On 1 November 2018, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”)’s new administered arbitration rules (“2018 HKIAC Rules”) will come into effect. The 2018 HKIAC Rules introduce impactful...
October 2018
Hong Kong’s privacy commission on Thursday expressed serious concern over a data breach at Cathay Pacific Airways and urged the airline to notify passengers affected by the leak as soon as possible...
October 2018
On 18 September 2018, the Hong Kong government announced a revision to the immigration policy for entry of non-local dependants (Policy). Under the revised Policy, which took effect on 19 September...
October 2018
The Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) recently filed its third application with the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal). The Commission alleges that three companies[1] and two individuals...
October 2018
The number of companies filing to go public in Hong Kong has jumped almost threefold this year, driven in part by China’s burgeoning technology sector, but they will have to contend with weaker...
October 2018
On 5 September 2018, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance handed down a significant win to Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN) in dismissing a trademark infringement claim brought against it...
October 2018
The recent explosive uncovering of the railway construction scandal by whistle-blowers not only flagged concerns about its potential impact on public safety, but also alerted employers to the...
October 2018
INTRODUCTION In Hong Kong, there is an increasing emphasis on the importance of reciprocal duties of trust and confidence between employers and employees. 'Moonlighting' employees (even ones who...
October 2018
Hong Kong continues to keep up the pace on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) reforms in 2018. The Companies Registry (CR) has become the latest Hong Kong Government...
October 2018
At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony’s...
September 2018
In the past couple of decades, jurisdictions all over the world have been required to grapple with problems arising out of corporate insolvencies with cross-border elements. Solving these problems...
September 2018
In agreements that select the PRC as the place for resolution of any disputes, it is common to see wording such as “parties should file a lawsuit at the people’s court which has jurisdiction” or “...
September 2018
Ratings agency Moody’s has failed in its final attempt to overturn action taken against it by Hong Kong’s securities regulator for a 2011 report alleging corporate governance failings at several...
September 2018
Late last month, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to implement the investor identification model for Stock...
September 2018