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On 28 January 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and Federation of Share Registrars Limited (FSR) began to consult the public on the...
May 2019
China’s new Foreign Investment Law (“2019 FIL”) changes how foreign investment is regulated in China. The National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) passed this new law...
May 2019
Significant changes to the Australian whistleblowing regime came into effect in January 2019.  These changes radically expand the current whistleblower protections and are predicted to have a...
May 2019
Amendments to the regime for SFC-authorised funds under the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds took effect on 1 January 2019. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO KEY OPERATORS The minimum capital...
May 2019
On 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) became the first foreign arbitral institution to receive a Russian governmental permit to administer arbitrations pursuant to...
May 2019
There are exciting “lawtech” or “legaltech” developments in China today, which are motivated by government initiatives, the state of the legal system and legal profession, and social and consumer...
May 2019
Here is a summary of two prominent successes of the taxpayer against the Inland Revenue Department (“Revenue”). Both cases emerged from the assessing practices of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue...
May 2019
Earlier this year, the Shanghai IP Court (“Court”) handed down an interesting judgment in a patent infringement case between a French car parts manufacturer and three Chinese defendants (two Xiamen,...
May 2019
When the battle’s lost and won (in arbitration), and the victor has a final award, they must turn to enforcement. This involves asking the local courts in a relevant jurisdiction (usually, where the...
May 2019
Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) has been dubbed by some as the Olympics of legal hackathons.  Only in its second edition this year, GLH attracted over 6,000 lawyers, technologists, students and...
April 2019
In Dickson Valora Group (Holdings) Co Ltd and another v Fan Ji Qian [2019] CFI 482, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance granted an anti-suit injunction restraining a non-party to a contract from...
April 2019
Financial markets regulator aims to send strong message to IPO sponsors about regulatory expectations Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has fined and reprimanded several...
April 2019
On March 1, 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) released the final version of the Sci-Tech Innovation Board Rules (“STI Board Rules”) that...
April 2019
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) announced on 3 December 2018 that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”),...
April 2019
HKSAR v Chan Chi Ho Lincoln [2018] HKCFA 64 Court of Final Appeal FACC No. 18 of 2018 Ma CJ, Ribiero PJ, Fok PJ, Cheung PJ, Phillips NPJ 21 December 2018 The Appellant was driving a private...
April 2019
On the eve of the finals of the VIS East Moot, with much of the World’s arbitration community focusing on Hong Kong, the Region’s government signed an arrangement with the Chinese Supreme People’s...
April 2019
Shanghai Stock Exchange to create Sci-Tech Innovation Board Capital markets; foreign investment The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) recently published guidelines for a new Sci-...
April 2019
As at September 2018, there were around 340,000 SMEs in Hong Kong.  They accounted for over 98% of total business units and provided job opportunities to over 1.3 million persons (around 46% of...
April 2019
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) enjoyed a strong 2018 on the enforcement penalties front, living up to its promise to focus its resources on fewer, but bigger, “high impact” cases...
March 2019
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