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SCMP: Singapore is Leveraging its Legacy Ties with China’s Greater Bay Area

Singapore businesses have to be agile and adaptable, and they need to manage risks they may not have faced in their home market.

Basil Hwang
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HKEx’s disciplinary action against Coolpad Group Limited and six former directors

On 24 August 2021, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited censured Coolpad Group Limited (Stock Code: 2369) and six former directors.

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SFC’s new initiative to warn against unauthorised investment schemes

The Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) launched a new initiative to warn the public against unauthorised investment arrangements which are suspected to be collective investment schemes (“CIS”).

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PCPD Publishes Guidance on Ethical Development and Use of AI

On 18 August 2021, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published its Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence to help organisations understand and comply with the relevant requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance when they develop or use Artificial Intelligence in Hong Kong.

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A milestone for the application by Hong Kong liquidators for recognition and assistance in the Mainland

Under the cooperation mechanism, the Mainland and Hong Kong jurisdictions agreed to the terms that several cities, such as Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen in the Mainland and Hong Kong would mutually recognize and assist each other in matters regarding insolvency.

Anjie to merge with Broad & Bright

"Another vital piece to the puzzle that will need to be sorted is Hong Kong.  ...Hauzen is run by managing partner Basil Hwang, who is…

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HKCGI’s Guidance Note on Mergers and Acquisitions

On 26 May 2021, the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute issued a guidance note on mergers and acquisitions.

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Guideline on Submission of Business Plan by Applicant of a Money Lenders Licence

Further to our article on the publication of the Guideline on Fit and Proper Criteria for Licensing of Money Lenders, on 29 January 2021, the Companies Registry published another Guideline on Submission of Business Plan by Applicant of a Money Lenders Licence.

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SFC’s Circular to licensed corporations – Operation of Bank Accounts

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a circular to licensed corporations (“LC”) on 28 June 2021 warning against unsatisfactory practices in the operation of bank accounts of LCs (the “Circular”). 

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Guideline on Fit and Proper Criteria for Licensing of Money Lenders

On 29 January 2021, the Companies Registry (the “CR”) published the Guideline on Fit and Proper Criteria for Licensing of Money Lenders to outline the criteria and matters that the CR considers in determining the fitness and properness of applicants for money lenders licences.

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Companies Registry News Update: Commencement of New Inspection Regime – Phase 1

On 16 August 2021, the Companies Registry published external circular no.1/2021 regarding the commencement of a new inspection regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) on 23 August 2021.

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SFC warns unregulated virtual asset platforms

The Securities and Futures Commission warns unregulated virtual asset platforms

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