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SFC urges intermediaries to review compliance with AMLcft requirements following identification of deficiencies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • February 15 2017

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 26 January 2017 (Circular) highlighting its concerns regarding compliance by


Corporate Crime Monthly Update January 2017 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • February 1 2017

On 22 November 2016, the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office charged Hiroshi Minamihashi, former deputy manager at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking


Hong Kong government launches two consultations on legislative proposals to enhance regime for combatting money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 19 2017

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government launched two consultations on legislative proposals aimed at bringing Hong Kong in line with


Preview of 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March


Hong Kong strides towards a cashless society
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 10 2016

The Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance (Ordinance) came into effect on 13 November 2015. The Ordinance aims to minimise and manage


Corporate Crime Update - October 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2016

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13th


MAS withdraws second merchant bank status in AML push
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • October 25 2016

In line with its increased commitment to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has


Corporate Crime Update - September 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • September 30 2016

London’s Southwark Crown Court recently approved only the second Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) since the introduction of DPAs in 2014. Herbert


Indonesian Tax Amnesty and what it means for Financial Institutions in Singapore
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Indonesia, Singapore
  • September 9 2016

In a recent statement the Indonesian Ministry of Finance declared that to date approximately USD 361 million worth of funds held with Singapore


Singapore and United States Affirm Efforts to Strengthen Sharing of Tax Information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, OECD, Singapore
  • August 15 2016

A joint statement issued by the United States and Singapore suggests that US authorities are seeking to accelerate off-shore tax enforcement aimed at