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Mutual Recognition of Funds between Thailand & Hong Kong 1400 788 Hauzen

Mutual Recognition of Funds between Thailand & Hong Kong

On 20 Jan 2021, SFC & SEC entered into MoU to allow eligible Hong Kong and Thai public funds to be distributed in each other’s markets through streamlined process

The Wire China: China’s Global Treasure Map 2048 1536 Hauzen

The Wire China: China’s Global Treasure Map

Basil Hwang quoted in The Wire China’s article on Chinese tycoons hunting around the world for the best places to stash their spoils.

Bloomberg: Hong Kong Sanctions Could Threaten Banks 1288 682 Hauzen

Bloomberg: Hong Kong Sanctions Could Threaten Banks

Josephine Chung, director and founder of CompliancePlus Consulting, discusses how western banks are walking a tight rope when it comes to their operations and obligations…

SFC Warns Private Equity Firms on Hong Kong Licensing 1400 788 Hauzen

SFC Warns Private Equity Firms on Hong Kong Licensing

It has been nearly two decades since commencement of the current Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) licensing regime. The relevant legislation, the Securities and Futures…

HKEx Consultation Conclusion: Backdoor Listing, Continuing Listing Criteria and Other Rule Amendments 1400 788 Hauzen

HKEx Consultation Conclusion: Backdoor Listing, Continuing Listing Criteria and Other Rule Amendments

In recent years, the popularity of backdoor listings has resulted in a substantial increase in the value of a company solely for its listing status,…

The Commencement of Operation of the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation (Cap. 622M) 1402 790 Hauzen

The Commencement of Operation of the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation (Cap. 622M)

On 17 June 2019, the Companies Registry announced that the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation…

Anjie Law Firm adds IP Partner in Shanghai 1920 1080 Hauzen

Anjie Law Firm adds IP Partner in Shanghai

Jerry Xia joins Anjie Law Firm after more than a decade in-house at Honeywell International Inc. as deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel for…

SFC sets out new regulatory approach for virtual assets 1400 935 Hauzen

SFC sets out new regulatory approach for virtual assets

SFC issued a statement setting out a new approach which aims to bring virtual asset portfolio managers and distributors of virtual asset funds under its regulatory net.

SFC concludes consultation on prescribing professional investors 1401 790 Hauzen

SFC concludes consultation on prescribing professional investors

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) today released consultation conclusions on proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures (Professional Investor) Rules (“PI Rules”) to standardise…

SFC reprimands and fines Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited $57 million for sponsor failures 1402 790 Hauzen

SFC reprimands and fines Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited $57 million for sponsor failures

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has reprimanded and fined Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited (“Citi”) $57 million after resolving concerns with Citi over its…

Guideline on Authorization of Virtual Banks 1400 787 Hauzen

Guideline on Authorization of Virtual Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published a revised Guideline on Authorization of Virtual Banks for public consultation. As part of the package of initiatives…

SFC proposes enhancements to the Investor Compensation Regime 1400 789 Hauzen

SFC proposes enhancements to the Investor Compensation Regime

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today launched a two-month consultation on proposed enhancements to the Investor Compensation Regime. Key proposals include increasing the compensation limit from…

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