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On March 1, 2018, the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investments by Enterprises (‘Circular 11’) issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (the ‘NDRC’) went into effect. In...
April 2018
Companies doing business with China have greater incentive than ever before to strengthen their compliance programs, as the country has now created a new supra-agency, the National Supervision...
April 2018
In Hong Kong, if a policyholder is dissatisfied with any aspect of the conduct of an insurer, agent or broker, there are various channels for making a complaint. For instance, if a policyholder's...
April 2018
INCREASING POLITICAL SENSITIVITY The Chinese government has become increasingly sensitive to use of flags and emblems, particularly with regards to use which touches upon matters of politics...
April 2018
  The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 (‘the Companies Amendment Ordinance’) To combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (‘FATF’) requires...
April 2018
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is fast approaching. After a two-year implementation phase, the new Regulation will be coming into force on 25 May 2018. It is Europe’s biggest...
April 2018
In the Hong Kong construction industry, it is common for main contractors to include a provision in subcontracts which provides that payment to the main contractor is dependent on the main contractor...
April 2018
Both the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 and the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 were passed by the Legislative Council...
April 2018
On 13 February 2018, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (‘CBRC’) issued a revised version of the Measures on Implementing the Administrative Licensing Matters of Foreign-invested Banks...
April 2018
On 18 January 2018,the Ministry of Commerce (‘MOFCOM’) and six other administrative agencies jointly issued the Interim Measures for the Reporting of Outbound Investments Subject to Approval or...
April 2018
On 5 January 2018, the National Development and Reform Commission (‘NDRC’) circulated for public comment the draft Smart Car Innovation and Development Strategy (智能汽车创新发展战略). A smart car...
April 2018
On 2 February 2018, the All-China Lawyers Association (‘ACLA’) issued the Rules on the Business Promotion Activities of Lawyers (Trial) (律师业务推广行为规则(试行)), with immediate effect. The rules...
April 2018
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC’) has blocked ICO issuer Black Cell Technology Limited (‘Black Cell’) from continuing its initial coin offering (‘ICO’) to the Hong Kong public...
March 2018
Hire the best lawyers. Invest in Information Technology. Get good management. Many law practice partners and senior management have leaned on the saws of conventional wisdom to compete globally....
March 2018
Hong Kong incorporated companies are required to maintain a register of significant controllers and should take reasonable steps to identify its significant controllers.  From 1 March 2018,...
March 2018
The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (‘China Customs’) has released the Decree on the Promulgation of the Measures of the People’s Republic of China on Customs...
March 2018
  The Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC’) announced on 22 January 2018 that under s.196(1)(iii) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (‘SFO’) it has banned former DBS Bank employee Mr...
March 2018
Total fines increase by 632% compared to 2016 Number of new investigations started during 2017 falls by 20% 36% more investigations are completed during 2017  Hong Kong’s Securities...
March 2018
  It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own laws. – Vladimir Lenin Those who have knowledge, do not predict. Those who predict, do not have...
March 2018
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority released the Consultation Paper on Open API Framework for the Hong Kong Banking Sector on 11 January 2018 (the ‘Open API Paper’). The public consultation period...
March 2018