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International Regulatory Update 17 - 21 October 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • China, European Union, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, USA
  • October 25 2016

The EU Commission has published a final report on the feasibility of alternatives to credit ratings and the state of the credit rating market. The


Hong Kong signed its first Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with US
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Hong Kong, USA
  • April 11 2014

On 25 March 2014, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) signed an agreement with the Government of the United


Hedge funds in APAC: legal and regulatory treatment
  • InsightLegal Asia Consulting
  • Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • February 20 2014

There continues to be great interest in and steady growth of hedge funds in APAC, which is driven by both market and regulatory factors. Hong Kong


Overview of new Canada-Hong Kong Tax Treaty
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong
  • April 17 2013

On November 11, 2012, the Government of Canada signed a Tax Treaty with the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's


Hong Kong agrees to share tax info with South Korea
  • Mossack Fonseca & Co
  • Hong Kong, South Korea
  • October 28 2013

Hong Kong and South Korea have agreed to share tax information about South Koreans with undeclared funds in Hong Kong. Under the terms of the deal


Hong Kong - Canada tax treaty in force
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong
  • October 31 2013

The income tax treaty between Hong Kong and Canada (the "Treaty") first signed on November 11, 2012 has now been formally ratified and is in force as


In time for Thanksgiving: the Court of Final Appeal awards nice cheer to the taxpayer
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 21 2013

On 12 November 2013, the Court of Final Appeal handed down a victory for the taxpayer in Nice Cheer Investment Limited v. Commissioner of Inland


International regulatory update 28 April 2 May 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 7 2014

The EU Commission has adopted five implementing decisions which confirm that the rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs) in place in Argentina, Brazil


Impact of FATCA on ORSO schemes in Hong Kong
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • May 27 2014

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an invasive piece of US legislation. It is designed to identify tax avoidance being undertaken by US


Buyer's stamp duty: another step closer as Government gazettes Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • December 28 2012

On 28 December 2012, the Government gazetted the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012 to (a) adjust the duty rates and extend the holding period in relation