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HKMA takes disciplinary action under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (AMLO)

Hong Kong - September 8 2015 On 31 July 2015, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a press release announcing that it has taken disciplinary action against the State…

Lessons to be learnt from FCPA investigations into hiring practices

Hong Kong, USA - August 17 2016 There have been a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions and investigations arising out of companies hiring family…

Karen Menon.

Ernst & Young ordered to produce accounting records and audit papers to the SFC

China, Hong Kong - September 16 2014 On 23 May 2014, Hong Kong's High Court (Court of First Instance) handed down an unprecedented judgment, ordering Ernst & Young Hong Kong ("EY") to…

Karen Menon.

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance or contract out of Rights of Third Parties?

Hong Kong - February 12 2015 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623) ("Ordinance") was passed and gazetted on 4 December 2014 (Ord. No. 17 of 2014). It has…

Court of Final Appeal explains money laundering law

Hong Kong - January 9 2015 We previously reported on the conviction and sentencing of a solicitor, Wu Wing Kit, for money laundering. Since that judgment, there has been a…