Hong Kong Monetary Authority provides update on proposed regulatory framework for payment-related stablecoins and upcoming crypto-asset guidance

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently issued its Discussion Paper on Crypto-assets and Stablecoins, setting out the regulatory landscape globally and in other jurisdictions, as well as the current landscape in Hong Kong, and how it believes the Hong Kong regulatory framework should be expanded to cover payment-related stablecoins. Read more

Corporate Crime update – Winter 2021

Welcome to the Winter 2021 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. Read more

Crypto firms – navigating the UK MLR registration regime

Since 10 January 2021, cryptoasset exchange providers and custodian wallet providers with operations in the UK have been required to register with, and be supervised for, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) purposes by the FCA. For crypto businesses which do not carry on any investment, payment services, e-money or other UK regulated business, this relatively limited regime is the main tool currently available to UK financial services regulators in this emerging sector. Read more