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Suitability Requirement - Now a Contractual Obligation on Licensed and Registered Persons
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • February 5 2016

The Securities and Futures Commission (the "SFC") mandated the incorporation of the Suitability Requirement into client agreements as a contractual


Progress underway to establish cross-sector resolution regime for financial institutions in Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 4 2016

The Legislative Council (LegCo) is currently considering the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Bill (Bill), which provides for the establishment of


Asia Pacific Insurance Newsletter (7th Edition)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • February 4 2016

Welcome to the quarterly edition of the Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific Insurance Newsletter (for earlier editions, please click here.) In this issue


The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Published Listing Document Simplification Guide
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • February 3 2016

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") published on 2 February 2016 a new Guidance Letter (HKEX-GL86-16): "Guide on Producing


HKIAC and ICC Take Steps to Tackle Costs and Delay in International Arbitration
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Global, Hong Kong
  • February 3 2016

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“ICC”), two of the world’s leading arbitral


SFC censured a financial adviser for breaches of the Takeovers Code as a result of breakdown in compliance procedures
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • February 3 2016

The Securities and Futures Commission (the "SFC") yesterday (2 February 2016) publicly censured a major international financial institution, Goldman


New independent Insurance Authority holds first meeting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 3 2016

The newly established independent Insurance Authority (IIA) held its first meeting last Friday, 29 January 2016. The meeting was attended by its


Combating trade-based money laundering - Hong Kong banks bolster their artillery
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • February 3 2016

The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) has just issued its much anticipated Guidance Paper on Combating Trade-based Money Laundering (Guidance


Hong Kong: Powerless over earlier .HK domain name
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Hong Kong
  • February 2 2016

The dismissal of a complaint brought under the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy for .hk domain names ("DNDRP") highlighted the importance of


Clawback and termination provisions in insurance agent employment contracts
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • February 2 2016

The Hong Kong Court of First Instance recently issued a decision concerning the interpretation of insurance agency contracts. Clawback provisions are