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The Court of First Instance orders boiler room fraudsters to compensate investors

The Court of First Instance orders boiler room fraudsters to compensate investors 1400 788 Hugo

The Court of First Instance orders boiler room fraudsters to compensate investors.

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers 1400 788 Basil Hwang

After a three-month consultation (see our previous news update here) on the legislative proposal to introduce a new licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASPs”) with an objective of…

The Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) reprimanded and fined Ewarton Securities Limited

The Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) reprimanded and fined Ewarton Securities Limited 1400 788 Hugo

The Securities and Futures Commission reprimanded and fined Ewarton Securities Limited for internal control failings and breaches of the SFC’s Code of Conduct.

Virtual Assets: A Regulatory Overview

Virtual Assets: A Regulatory Overview 1401 788 Hauzen

A balanced regulatory approach is crucial to address risks of virtual assets on the one hand, and to minimize the compliance burden to businesses on the other.

Market Misconduct Tribunal sanctions Magic Holdings International Limited and its five directors

Market Misconduct Tribunal sanctions Magic Holdings International Limited and its five directors 1400 788 Hugo

On 11 March 2021, the Market Misconduct Tribunal fined Magic Holdings International Limited and five of its directors a total of $4 million after they were found to be culpable of late disclosure of inside information on L’Oréal S.A.’s proposed acquisition of Magic in 2013.

U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong

U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong 1401 786 Hugo

Cryptocurrency traders and exchanges should learn a lesson from Binance Holdings Ltd and be aware of potential money-laundering issues.

The HKMA publishes AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights

The HKMA publishes AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights 1400 786 Louise

January 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority published a report highlighting the opportunities that Regulatory Technology offers.

Hong Kong’s Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance

Hong Kong’s Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance 1401 788 Hauzen

Private equity funds are key to growth of asset and wealth management business and in 2020 a bill was introduced in Hong Kong to establish a registration regime for limited partnership funds.

Short Selling – Recent Regulatory Reform

Short Selling – Recent Regulatory Reform 1401 788 Hauzen

Global practices with respect to selling regulations are considered in the context of Hong Kong which has taken a more stringent approach to reporting requirements, compared to UK, Australia & Singapore.

Short Position Reporting Regime

Short Position Reporting Regime 1401 788 Hauzen

The requirement to report short positions is examined in this practice note, with consideration of the background to the regime.

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