Tag Archives: Asia
The extraordinary returns generated by cryptocurrencies have led to a frenzy of investment activity and interest from investors. Several new crypto hedge funds have emerged, and cryptocurrency is fast establishing itself as a mainstream asset class. However, numerous operational and … Continue reading
Increased focus on board and senior management in Hong Kong as HKMA issues enhanced guidance on corporate governance
On 6 October 2017, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a circular to announce the publication of two revised Supervisory Policy Manual (SPM) modules, namely CG-1 “Corporate Governance of Locally Incorporated Authorised Institutions” and IC-1 “Risk Management Framework”. Revisions … Continue reading
Herbert Smith Freehills leads ASIFMA member working group to formulate Best Practices for Effective Development of Fintech
The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) released on Friday afternoon its guide, Best Practices for Effective Development of Fintech. Its press release can be accessed here. The guide was developed by a member working group at ASIFMA led by … Continue reading
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
SFC and HKMA continue to prioritise AML/CFT compliance with six new disciplinary actions in Hong Kong
Since early March 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong have collectively taken disciplinary actions against five regulated entities and an individual relating to breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) and … Continue reading
On 1 October, new binding provisions came into force in China governing the collection, extraction and review of electronic data in criminal investigations. The Provisions contain procedures for the retrieval of electronic data inside and outside China. Foreign companies operating … Continue reading
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has launched its 2016 guide on Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific. Please click here to preview this publication.
On 26 October, the Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment regarding bribery charges against former TVB general manager and TV presenter, Stephen Chan and his assistant, Tseng Pei-kun. The men had twice been acquitted but now face jail … Continue reading
Thomas Kwok, chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Rafael Hui Si-yan, former Government number two, and two businessmen have been found guilty and sentenced to jail terms in Hong Kong’s HK$34 million (US$4.3 million) graft “trial of the century”.
Hong Kong: SFC concludes consultation on code amendments for professional investors and launches further consultation regarding client agreement requirements
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has concluded its consultation on proposals to enhance the professional investor regime in Hong Kong.