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Tencent Holdings' online publishing subsidiary has sought a waiver from Hong Kong listing rules to allow it to withhold shareholding information of some executives, drawing criticism...
七月 2017
Global regulators warned on Wednesday, 5 July, of shortcomings in efforts to ensure that clearing houses can recover from a crisis without a meltdown in the financial system or a taxpayer bailout...
七月 2017
On 26 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) circulated for public comment the Measures for Record-filing Administration of the Establishment and Change of Foreign-invested Enterprises (“Draft...
七月 2017
Bank Culture Reform The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the “HKMA”) released a circular entitled “Bank Culture Reform” on 2 March 2017. The circular sets out a framework for establishing a sound...
七月 2017
On 5 June 2017, the General Office of the State Council distributed the Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in the Pilot Free Trade Zones (Negative List) (2017 Version). The...
七月 2017
The central banks of China and Hong Kong on Sunday, 2 July, said non-mainland investors can start trading Chinese corporate bonds in a trial beginning on Monday, confirming a calendar...
七月 2017
Hong Kong's ever-closer relationship with mainland China may be good for business, but it poses growing corporate governance challenges for the former British colony, which this weekend marks 20...
七月 2017
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance rejected a claim that it had jurisdiction to determine whether a trade association violated the Competition Ordinance. The court reasoned that determination...
六月 2017
International law firm, Simmons & Simmons has released a new research report which shows how many large financial institutions are struggling to innovate fast enough. Hyperfinance, the firm’s...
六月 2017
With the effective date of the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Ordinance fast approaching, at which time the Independent Insurance Authority (“IIA”) will take over the work of the Office of the...
六月 2017
Hong Kong's securities and banking regulators have issued a joint consultation proposing certain carve-outs from requirements under the over-the-counter ("OTC") derivatives regulatory regime....
五月 2017
In a recent speech, Ashley Alder, chief executive of the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), discussed how the regulator tackles market risks across its operations. He also described a...
五月 2017
Better access to licensing information held by Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") will make life easier for compliance and legal staff at the territory's banking and...
五月 2017
Asia's private banking sector is one main area where the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II") will see the biggest impact, said consultants.  MiFID II is a EU...
五月 2017
Hong Kong's securities regulator said on 27 April it would take "a hard look" into pledging of shares for loans, such as in the case of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co Ltd which last month saw a...
五月 2017
The launch of the manager-in-charge ("MIC") regime in Hong Kong in two weeks has sparked concerns about whether other Asian jurisdictions will introduce similar rules. The MIC regime...
四月 2017
The Hong Kong government, along with the territory's three major financial regulators, released a final report on Thursday, 6 April following a public consultation on the local...
四月 2017
A period of severe turmoil is facing the securities research industry as a regulatory overhaul threatens the way investment research is done. Online portals, in particular, are set to gain market...
四月 2017
As has been widely reported in the media, the Competition Commission ("CC") announced on 26 March that it has, for the first time, commenced proceedings in the Competition Tribunal ("CT"). In a long-...
四月 2017
Sapin II places significant obligations on large companies to implement anti-corruption compliance controls. Failure to have an effective compliance programme in place, regardless of whether...
四月 2017