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Criminal Finances Act 2017 provisions to come into force tomorrow

On 12 October 2017, the government published the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (“the Regulations”), which will bring into force several more sections of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) on 31 … Continue reading

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Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 passed by Parliament

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 received royal assent on Thursday 27 April. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) (for the text of the Act, click here) is intended to “tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime … Continue reading

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Government proceeds with proposals to enhance Hong Kong regulations on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing

In 2018, Hong Kong's regime will be subject to mutual evaluation with those of other members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF sets international standards for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulation and reviews the effectiveness of regulation … Continue reading

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Hong Kong SFC urges intermediaries to review compliance with AML/CFT requirements following identification of deficiencies

On 26 January 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular (with Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 3) highlighting its concerns regarding compliance by licensed corporations (LCs) and associated entities (AEs) with anti-money laundering and counter financing … Continue reading

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Publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13th October. In a press release on the same day, the Home Office stated that the new … Continue reading

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