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At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony’s...
September 2018
In the past couple of decades, jurisdictions all over the world have been required to grapple with problems arising out of corporate insolvencies with cross-border elements. Solving these problems...
September 2018
In agreements that select the PRC as the place for resolution of any disputes, it is common to see wording such as “parties should file a lawsuit at the people’s court which has jurisdiction” or “...
September 2018
Ratings agency Moody’s has failed in its final attempt to overturn action taken against it by Hong Kong’s securities regulator for a 2011 report alleging corporate governance failings at several...
September 2018
Late last month, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to implement the investor identification model for Stock...
September 2018
In Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co. Ltd. v. China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd. [HCCT 7/2018], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance granted a temporary stay of enforcement of an arbitral...
September 2018
In Raafat Imam v Life (China) Co. Ltd [2018] HKCFI 1852, the Court of First Instance refused to grant a declaration that a proposed commercial litigation funding agreement to be entered into between...
August 2018
At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to award the former British colony’s...
August 2018
The recent Hong Kong appellate judgment in Zhang Hong Li and another v DBS (Hong Kong) Ltd and others, CACV 138/2017, in which a bank’s wealthy customers sought to recover losses suffered from...
August 2018
Back in 1998, the Review Body on Bid Challenges was set up following the Agreement on Government Procurement under the World Trade Organization (WTO GPA), which enables Suppliers to guard themselves...
August 2018
In the recent judgment of HKSAR v Chan Ka Chun (陳家俊)[2018] HKCFA 31, the Court of Final Appeal allowed the appeal, quashed the appellant’s drug trafficking conviction and ordered a re-trial,...
August 2018
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has fined Shanghai Commercial Bank HK$5 million ($636,967) and reprimanded it for breaching anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing rules. Hong...
August 2018
This case looks at the circumstances in which a parent company may be liable in tort for the acts of its, usually foreign, subsidiary.  There is no special doctrine in tort that is...
August 2018
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has recently handed down its judgment in Shine Grace Investment Ltd v. Citibank, N.A. and Another (HCCL 28/2008), a case relating to alleged mis-selling of...
August 2018
The Court of Appeal recently confirmed a bank's supervisory duties in managing a client's wealth and investments under a trust arrangement. Relieving provisions (i.e. "anti-Bartlett" provisions) do...
August 2018
On  June 29, 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published the Consultation Paper on Backdoor Listing, Continuing Listing Criteria and other Rule Amendments (Consultation Paper...
August 2018
New reporting and clearing requirements On 27 June 2018, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Securities Futures Commission (SFC) published joint consultation conclusions on their March...
August 2018
A senior banker at UBS Group AG is appealing against Hong Kong regulatory sanctions for his role in the 2009 initial public offering (IPO) of timber company China Forestry, a person with knowledge of...
August 2018
The “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) is a trade and infrastructure development strategy instigated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to convert what was once known as the Silk Road to a...
July 2018
Hong Kong’s banking regulator and seven banks, including HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, said they will jointly launch a trade finance platform in September using blockchain technology. The...
July 2018