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Insurance Authority testing the waters on its first ‘fast track’ licence
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • December 7 2018

A recent statement from the Insurance Authority’s (“IA”) CEO Mr Clement Cheung indicated that the IA is set to approve its first authorised insurer

Anti-Corruption and Bribery in Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global, Hong Kong
  • November 16 2018

A structured guide to anti-corruption and bribery in Hong Kong

Competition Commission Rules Hong Kong Code of Banking Practice is Subject to Competition Laws
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 13 2018

The Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) recently found that the Code of Banking Practice (Code)1 is subject to the First Conduct Rule

The Regulation of Virtual Asset Trading Platforms: The Emerging Hong Kong Framework
  • Timothy Loh LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • November 6 2018

Platforms which facilitate trading of virtual assets (also known as digital and crypto assets) such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies

Hong Kong strengthens banks’ resilience to shocks by implementing loss-absorbing capacity rules
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 30 2018

In line with recent global priorities, Hong Kong has been working towards further safeguarding financial stability by strengthening banks’ resilience

New SFC AML Guideline effective 1 November 2018
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • October 23 2018

On 12 October 2018, the SFC issued the Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Amendments to the (1) Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and

Competition Commission: Code of Banking Practice has to Comply with Hong Kong's Competition Ordinance
  • Mayer Brown
  • Hong Kong
  • October 22 2018

On 19 October 2018, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) decided that the Code of Banking Practice (Code) has to comply with the First Conduct

New AMLCTF rules for money lenders in Hong Kong
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • September 28 2018

Hong Kong continues to keep up the pace on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (“AMLCTF”) reforms in 2018. The Companies Registry

SFC Reminds Intermediaries to Comply with Self-reporting Obligations
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • September 27 2018

Intermediaries have self-reporting obligations to the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFC), under paragraph 12.5 of the 'Code of Conduct for Persons

SFC issues further reminder regarding paragraph 12.5 self-reporting obligation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 21 2018

The SFC has issued a circular to remind intermediaries to comply with the self-reporting obligation under paragraph 12.5 of the Code of Conduct for