Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Court of Appeal on Wednesday, 11 January, began hearing Moody's appeal against a tribunal decision that partly upheld regulatory action imposed on it for a report on Chinese...
January 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") should act less like a prosecutor and more like a fair-minded regulator in cases relating to corporate disclosure, a court said. In a key...
January 2017
The proposed US person definitions under the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") cross-border swap rules are expected to pose a high level of compliance burden to market participants...
December 2016
Around 30 banks in Hong Kong have been told by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA") to complete a cyber resilience assessment before the end of September next year...
December 2016
Hong Kong's securities regulator issued two restriction notices on Friday, 16 December, to Interactive Brokers LLC ("IBLLC") and Interactive Brokers Hong Kong ("IBHK"), after it...
December 2016
Hong Kong's banking regulator has launched a competency framework for cyber security, as part of a bid to help banks in the territory offer reliable and innovative banking services. The ...
December 2016
A recently announced regime for mapping managers in charge of financial firms' regulated activities in HongKong will be a burden to locally-based compliance and legal staff, sources said....
December 2016
Hong Kong's financial firms must register managers responsible for the day-to-day running of regulated activities in an effort to make individuals more accountable, its securities regulator...
December 2016
Dangerous drugs – trafficking – 933 grams of cocaine – international element – account taken of defendant’s participation in controlled delivery operation – failure to indicate by how much starting...
December 2016
As an avid jewellery enthusiast, I was most excited to visit the Hong Kong gallery of Sotheby’s on a chilly November evening. We had a superb turnout on the night with more than 50 members of the Law...
December 2016
Summary order for account – order under O.43 r.1 sought for true and proper account for income and expenditure of t’ong – O. 43 r. 1 not appropriate for seeking specific discovery, answers to...
December 2016
CATCHPOLE SARAH JANE became a partner of Kennedys as from 01/11/2016. CHAN SAI KEUNG HUGO became a partner of Or & Partners as from 17/10/2016. CHAN HOI NAM STEPHEN joined Oldham, Li...
December 2016
Discount and mitigation – drug trafficking – post-sentence events – recognition should be given to prisoner for participation in campaign to warn Africans about dangers of drug trafficking in Hong...
December 2016
Our guided tour of Sotheby’s started with wine tasting and was followed by a speech given by Kevin Ching, Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s Asia. Kevin joined Sotheby’s in 2006 after working both...
December 2016
Writ – service – leave to serve writ out of jurisdiction – setting aside – whether contract between plaintiff and second defendant within O. 11 r. 1(1)(d)(iii) and (iv) – whether Recorder’s approach...
December 2016
It’s been eight years since the start of the global financial crisis, and like a bushfire that has left turmoil in its wake, recovery and regrowth soon follows. Given the time that has now passed,...
December 2016
Expert evidence – disqualification proceedings against company directors under s. 214(2)(d) – leave to file and serve expert evidence on PRC law – proceedings subject to Practice Direction 5.2 –...
December 2016
Recent Court of Appeal Judgements allowing the appeals on three drug-trafficking convictions demonstrate the difficulties in addressing juries on how to deal with evidence put before them....
December 2016
Compulsory winding-up – petition – application to amend petition by substituting original debt for post-petition debt – jurisdiction to do so – test less stringent than that for plaintiff seeking...
December 2016
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its establishment, the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) held its Gala Dinner at Conrad Hong Kong on 12 November 2016. Nearly 500...
December 2016