Legislative Update

Proposed amendments to PDPO to combat doxxing activities

Proposed amendments to PDPO to combat doxxing activities 1400 787 Charing

The Legislative Counsel Panel published a paper in May 2021 on proposed amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) to combat a recent increase in “doxxing”.

Exemptions for senior executives of licensed corporations from compulsory quarantine arrangements

Exemptions for senior executives of licensed corporations from compulsory quarantine arrangements 1402 790 Louise

On 28 May 2021, the SFC issued a circular regarding the grant of exemptions for senior executives of licensed corporations from the three-week compulsory quarantine arrangements in Hong Kong under Cap. 599C and Cap. 599E.

Judiciary Consultation on the Legislative Amendments to Enable Remote Hearing

Judiciary Consultation on the Legislative Amendments to Enable Remote Hearing 1400 787 Charing

The Judiciary Administration published a legislative proposal to enable remote hearing on February 2021

FSTB Consultation paper on new licensing regime for virtual assets services providers

FSTB Consultation paper on new licensing regime for virtual assets services providers 1400 787 Charing

FSTB published consultation paper proposeing to introduce a licensing regime for virtual assets services providers (“VASPs”).  The consultation period ended on 31 January 2021.

Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 to come into operation on 19 May 2021

Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 to come into operation on 19 May 2021 1400 786 Charing

As previously reported, Hong Kong and the Mainland signed a Supplemental Arrangement on 27 November 2020 for the purpose of enhancing enforcement of arbitral awards between the two jurisdictions. As a…

Consultation Paper on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration

Consultation Paper on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration 1400 788 Charing

The consultation period for the Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission’s consultation paper on Outcome Related Fee Structures for Arbitration recently came to an end, on 16 March 2021.

HK Government Gazettes New Bills

HK Government Gazettes New Bills 1400 788 Charing

On 3 March 2021, the Government published two new Bills in the Gazette, the Revenue (Stamp Duty) Bill 2021 and Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021, both to be introduced into the Legislative Council on 17 March 2021.

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