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Court of Final Appeal clarifies innocent purpose defence to insider dealing

Hong Kong - October 16 2018 In Securities and Future Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV52018), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark decision on...

Heman Lee, Jannice Lau, Bryan Ng.


SFC's New Guidance Note redefines cooperation in disciplinary, civil court and Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings

Hong Kong - December 28 2017 In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of cases which were concluded following settlement discussions with the Securities and Futures...

Gloria Ng, Bryan Ng.


Hong Kong’s new apology law and its implications for financial institutions

Hong Kong - November 11 2017 The new Apology Ordinance will come into operation in Hong Kong on 1 December 2017. Currently, an apology is admissible as evidence in civil...

Grace Fung, Jannice Lau, Karen Man, Bryan Ng.


Hong Kong’s new apology law and its implications for financial institutions

Hong Kong - November 9 2017 Currently, an apology is admissible as evidence in civil, regulatory and Disciplinary proceedings and may be relied on to determine legal liability...

Grace Fung, Jannice Lau, Karen H.Y. Man, Bryan Ng.


Hong Kong court: Trading while possessing price sensitive information not an offence if motivated by other reasons

Hong Kong - September 11 2017 In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Wong Nan Marian (CACV1542016) (the “CA Decision“), the Court of Appeal (“CA“)...

Heman Lee, Bryan Ng.