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High Court finds “No Consent Regime” unlawful 1401 786 Kelly

High Court finds “No Consent Regime” unlawful

While the implications of this decision remain to be seen, victims of fraud are still recommended to make a police report in any event.

SFC publicly reprimands & fines Fulbright Securities $3.3M, suspends license of RO for internal control failures 1400 788 Charing

SFC publicly reprimands & fines Fulbright Securities $3.3M, suspends license of RO for internal control failures

Key takeaway is that SFC won’t hesitate to sanction both licensed corporation and licensed person and attribute the misconduct to licensed person.

Insurance Authority publishes an Explanatory Note on “Regulated Activity” 1400 788 Charing

Insurance Authority publishes an Explanatory Note on “Regulated Activity”

An important consideration for currently unregulated entities providing insight into IA’s assessment whether activities will or won’t fall under regulatory regime of Insurance Ordinance.

Public Consultation on HK’s Copyright Regime 1400 788 Kelly

Public Consultation on HK’s Copyright Regime

This much-anticipated consultation is based on the key proposals contained in the 2014 Bill, which could not survive the previous legislative process.

Exchange published Conclusions on Reforms to Enhance Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers 1400 788 Emma

Exchange published Conclusions on Reforms to Enhance Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers

Exchange published its consultation conclusions on its proposals to enhance and streamline the listing regime for overseas issuers.

Court finds trio engaged in insider dealing in TeleEye shares and orders disgorgement of profits made 1400 788 Charing

Court finds trio engaged in insider dealing in TeleEye shares and orders disgorgement of profits made

The Court of First Instance recently delivered a judgment on 9 November 2021 finding three individuals had engaged in insider dealing in the shares of TeleEye Holdings Limited (“TeleEye”) in 2016 reaping a total profit of HK$12.9 million.

Publication of Corporate Governance and ESG (Climate Disclosures) Guidance 1400 788 Emma

Publication of Corporate Governance and ESG (Climate Disclosures) Guidance

On 5 November 2021, the Exchange published guidance on climate disclosures and analysis of IPO applicants’ ESG practice disclosure in 2020/2021.

HKMA releases Technical Whitepaper on Retail Central Bank Digital Currency 1400 788 Hauzen

HKMA releases Technical Whitepaper on Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

With global trend of issuance of CBDC, HKMA released whitepaper exploring potential architecture and design options that could be applied to distributing e-HKD.

AML Regtech Lab “AMLab” launched in Hong Kong 1400 788 Kelly

AML Regtech Lab “AMLab” launched in Hong Kong

Through AMLab, it is hoped that the general effectiveness and efficiency of the AML ecosystem in Hong Kong will be improved.  

Hauzen LLP Announces the Appointment of New Partner Nigel Binnersley 1029 402 Hauzen

Hauzen LLP Announces the Appointment of New Partner Nigel Binnersley

Arrival of new partner Nigel Binnersley and his team of litigators reflects the expansion of the Firm in dispute resolution, particularly in the financial markets.

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”? 782 833 Hauzen

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”?

Protect yourself from a rug pull – a malicious act where crypto developers abandon a project and either take off with project funds or sell off their pre-mined holdings

HKEx Consultation Paper on Amendments to Listing Rules relating to Share Schemes 1920 1080 Emma

HKEx Consultation Paper on Amendments to Listing Rules relating to Share Schemes

On 29 October 2021, the HKEx published a consultation paper on Proposed Amendments to Listing Rules relating to Share Schemes of listed issuers.

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