Tag Archives: Regulation

The UK Government announces consultation on sanctions post-Brexit

The two year process of the UK's exit from the EU formally began on 29 March 2017 with notice being given under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union of the UK's intention to leave the EU. One … Continue reading

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Filed under Announcements, EU, Sanctions and Money Laundering

SFC focuses on the role of financial advisers and valuers in advising listed companies in corporate transactions

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a circular to financial advisers to provide guidance on its expectations as to their role when advising listed companies on corporate transactions (FA circular). The FA circular reminds financial advisers of their … Continue reading

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Filed under Non-UK regulation, US

China’s Draft Data Localisation Measures: what you should watch out for

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has published its Measures for the Security Assessment for Personal Information and Important Data Exported Abroad (Draft for Comments) (Draft Measures) on 11 April 2017. The Draft Measures, if enacted, will become the first … Continue reading

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Filed under Asia, China, Corporate Crime

Indonesia: Regulatory developments on Fintech in Indonesia (1)

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) is in the process of finalising a draft regulation regarding lending services based on information technology (Draft Fintech Lending Regulation). The preparation and finalisation of the Draft Fintech Lending Regulation, which is expected this … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches new legal guide to “Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific”

Herbert Smith Freehills¬†officially launched its new legal guide to “Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific” on 9 October 2014 in Hong Kong and in Sydney on 13 October 2014. The guide, which covers 14 jurisdictions in the¬†Asia Pacific region, has … Continue reading

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Filed under Asia, Australia, Banking, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Insurance, Investment banking, Investment Funds, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Regulatory Reform, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Our new firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

Today has seen the launch of our newly merged firm, which combines the market leading practices of legacy firms Herbert Smith and Freehills. The new firm has 2,800 lawyers, including 460 partners, across 20 offices in Australasia, EMEA, the UK … Continue reading

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Harmonising the regulation of market abuse in Europe

The European Commission has published its proposals for a Regulation on insider dealing and market manipulation (“the Regulation”) and a Directive on criminal sanctions for intentional market abuse (“the Directive”). The new measures will extend the scope of the existing … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, European Regulation, JURISDICTIONS, Regulatory Reform, UK