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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


Comparison of two fund vehicles: the Hong Kong OFC and the Cayman exempted company
  • Deacons
  • Cayman Islands, Hong Kong
  • August 10 2017

With the launch of Hong Kong’s open-ended fund company (OFC) vehicle tipped for 2018, the Government aims to deliver on one facet of its long-stated


Proposed profits tax exemption for HK private open-ended funds
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong
  • August 4 2017

The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2017 (Bill) proposes a profits tax exemption for privately offered Hong Kong open-ended fund companies


Australia-HK MRF update
  • Deacons
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • August 4 2017

The Australia-Hong Kong mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme was initially launched almost 10 years ago but it has not resulted in any real flows


Hong Kong Introduces Tax Exemption to Onshore Privately Offered Open-ended Fund Companies
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • July 21 2017

The Hong Kong Government has proposed legislation (the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2017) (the Bill) to offer profits tax exemption to


Brief Updates on Proposals to Combat Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Tax Evasion
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Hong Kong, OECD
  • July 13 2017

In order to improve tax transparency and cope with cross-border tax evasion, Hong Kong has to date signed bilateral Competent Authority Agreements


General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in


Recovery and resolution Planning: Public consultation on a resolution regime for financial institutions in Hong Kong
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hong Kong
  • May 26 2017

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong Government (FSTB), in conjunction with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the


Global Employee Equity at a glance: Hong Kong
  • White & Case LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • April 26 2017

There is a risk of employees claiming that they are entitled to compensation for loss of rights under the Plan where the Plan is amended or


Proposed Profits Tax Exemption for Privately Offered Hong Kong Open-ended Fund Companies
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • April 3 2017

The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau ("FSTB") has introduced proposals ("Proposals") to extend the profits tax exemption currently enjoyed by