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The State Council presents a near-final draft to the National People’s Congress On Dec. 26, 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) of the People's Republic of China...
March 2019
LEGAL ANALYTICS: A CONQUEROR OF THE INDUSTRY? Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming every professional sector, and the legal industry is undoubtedly no exception. In...
February 2019
Often parties seek to avoid the law of the host-state in international investment contracts. They choose any body of law or legal principles they wish, so long as it is not solely the law of the host...
February 2019
On 12 October 2018, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) handed down a landmark judgment in Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV 5/2018). By a majority...
February 2019
As Hong Kong enters into the New Year, Peter Yuen and Matthew Townsend of Fangda Partners, Hong Kong examine the arbitration developments in the jurisdiction over the past 12 months In 2019, Hong...
January 2019
A range of legal updates were made in 2018 focused around regulatory requirements for the capital and financial markets in Hong Kong, as well as legislative changes in corporate and employment law...
December 2018
Since the implementation of the inside information regime in January 2013, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has conducted regular reviews of corporate announcements including inside...
December 2018
Generally, leave must be sought before an appeal of an interlocutory judgment or order of the Court of First Instance (CFI) could be brought before the Court of Appeal (CA). This requirement for...
December 2018
Hong Kong law and English law have over recent years diverged on the meaning of “client” for the purposes of asserting legal advice privilege. Practitioners and businesses in Hong Kong need to be...
December 2018
A recent statement from the insurance Authority’s (IA) CEO, Clement Cheung, indicated that the IA is set to approve its first authorised insurer licence under the ‘fast track’ system.  Approval...
December 2018
There is an old English saying, “manners maketh man”. It essentially means that manners make us human and without manners, we cease to be humans. The role of good manners in law (especially in...
December 2018
Japan slid three places to seventh in a widely watched ranking of corporate governance in Asia, tying with India but languishing behind the likes of Thailand and Malaysia. The fall is part of a...
December 2018
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) released[1] on Nov. 23, 2018 its recommendations[2] on the types of data regulators should be collecting from financial institutions (FIs) regarding compensation...
December 2018
On Nov. 16, 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) published: the findings of its latest review of listed companies' corporate governance; and updated guidance materials on...
December 2018
Mergers and acquisitions targeting Hong Kong financial firms have slumped this year, with insurance sector deals particularly hard hit, as China’s moves to tighten capital controls and crack down on...
November 2018
On Nov. 6, 2018, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued the Guiding Opinions on Improving the Stock Trading Suspension and Resumption System for Listed Companies[1] (the Guidance),...
November 2018
A Hong Kong court recently considered the enforcement of a non-solicitation clause against an employee who was employed as a delivery worker.[1] FACTS The plaintiff's primary business was the...
November 2018
WHISTLEBLOWING: ARE WHISTLEBLOWERS PROTECTED IN YOUR JURISDICTION? At present, there is no specific legislation in Hong Kong which protects or rewards whistleblowers. However, a number of measures...
November 2018
1.  The English Courts will still be hard at work promoting the jurisdiction as arbitration friendly …by allowing only limited challenges to arbitral awards and recognising the wide powers and...
November 2018
In late October 2018, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, disclosed a cyber-breach, which compromised the personal data of 9.4 million customers worldwide. The stolen personal...
November 2018