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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Emerging Regulatory Framework
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong, USA
  • September 13 2017

This summer, US and international regulators have brought enforcement actions, issued guidance and explanatory documents, and sharpened

China Bans ICOs While HK SFC Joins Regulator Procession Warning Digital Tokens in ICOs May Be Securities
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Canada, China, Hong Kong, USA
  • September 10 2017

Seven government regulators in China banned the use of initial digital coin offerings as a fundraising device (i.e., where startups distribute

Twice In Two Days: China and Hong Kong Weigh In On Token Sales
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong
  • September 6 2017

Twice in as many days, powerhouse jurisdictions in Asia have weighed in on token sales. China has halted them altogether, while Hong Kong has, in many

Asian Regulatory Actions on ICOs: Optimism Remains Despite New Regulations
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Canada, Hong Kong, USA
  • September 5 2017

While recent announcements by Chinese and South Korean regulators may spark companies planning an initial token launch to reevaluate their strategy

HKEX's Proposed New Board Presents Unique Opportunities for Early Stage Tech Canadian Companies
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, Hong Kong
  • July 19 2017

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEX”) has successfully established itself as an international financial centre and a world renowned stock exchange. In

ASIC signs fintech cooperation agreement with Abu Dhabi
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, Canada, Hong Kong
  • August 17 2017

ASIC has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), providing a framework

FinTech in Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada, China, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Global, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Switzerland
  • September 22 2016

So what is FinTech? The phrase “FinTech”, first coined by a New York banker in 1972, refers to the intersection of technology and Financial services

Guide to going global - global equity restricted stock and restricted stock units 2015
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium
  • February 9 2015

As long as the offer is not advertised or publicized, the stock is not traded in Argentina, the offer is limited to employees, and the offer is

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 13 - March 2017
  • Jones Day
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, Canada, Central & South America, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, USA
  • March 10 2017

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released a revised version of a proposed regulation that would require

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to