Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA") will set up a resolution office on 1 April, as part of the regulator's plan to ensure the Hong Kong resolution regime is...
March 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") has announced that it will implement proposed changes to the position limit regime in the territory, following a consultation on the matter...
March 2017
Recently proposed amendments to Hong Kong's professional investor regime should benefit compliance and legal professionals since they reflect evolving market practice, industry officials...
March 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") has fined BOCOM International (Asia) ("BIAL") HK$15 million for failure to discharge its duty as a sponsor in relation to the attempted listing of a...
March 2017
The risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and know-your-customer compliance is not without its problems, especially in the context of client onboarding and transaction monitoring, a senior...
March 2017
One year has elapsed since the introduction of Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”) for law firms in Hong Kong last March. There are currently 22 law firms practising as LLPs pursuant to the Legal...
March 2017
The following is the first in a two-part series of bulletins exploring issues facing small and medium-sized firms in the context of the broader competitive market and with specific reference to Hong...
March 2017
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force throughout the European Union on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will replace existing data protection laws throughout Europe...
March 2017
(updated as of 31 January 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,360 Members with practising certificate 8,931 (out of whom, 6,828 (76%) are...
March 2017
Late in 2016, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in HKSAR v Chan Kam Shing, FACC 5/2016 confirmed that joint enterprise liability remains part of Hong Kong criminal law. In so ruling,...
March 2017
At the 2017 Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year on 9 January, I took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of generosity to a true legal professional to engage in pro bono and community...
March 2017
Mr. So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, speaks about his career and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau’s priorities for 2017, identifying opportunities for solicitors...
March 2017
In matrimonial proceedings, it is quite common that the Family Court orders a husband to pay interim maintenance to his wife and/or children, pending the final determination of the divorce petition....
March 2017
The Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) in April 2006 was asked to review the existing sexual offences under the criminal law. A sub-committee, chaired by Mr. Peter Duncan SC, was formed in June 2006. The...
March 2017
As the line between social and business lives often blur for lawyers in Hong Kong, Justin D’Agostino, the Global Head of Practice, Dispute Resolution, and Managing Partner for Asia and Australia at...
March 2017
As new and old Presidents move in and out of a “White House” and a “Blue House” respectively, to the tune of the song “My Way”, the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong is doing things its...
March 2017
The Securities and Futures Commission’s recent circular to licensed corporations and associated entities on anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (“AMLCFT” or “AMLCTF”) comes...
March 2017
Since the launch of the Law Week in 1991, new initiatives have been introduced to meet the needs of different social segments throughout the years. For over a decade, the Young Solicitors Group (“YSG...
March 2017
From 13–14 of January, the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong hosted a conference on Consumer Protection in Asia. The conference was co-organised by the School of Law, City University of...
March 2017
CAI YUN MIN KING & WOOD MALLESONS CHAN KA HIN JEFF CHANG CHE HO...
March 2017