Litigation & Dispute Resolution Newsletter, Issue 2 of 2013: May
"Court of Final Appeal upholds judgment in SFC's favour in Tiger Asia Case"; "Hong Kong Banks' position in relation to compliance with strict AML statutory provisions and how it can be reconciled with their contractual duties owed to customers"; "SFC obtains disqualification order against former senior executives of Sunlink"; "The Trust Law (Amendment) Bill 2013"; "Mis-selling claim against DBS bank dismissed"; "Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2013"
New rules and increased regulatory focus for ILAS
Recent announcements by the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) highlight increasing regulatory focus on the sale of investment-linked assurance schemes (ILAS).
Five things fund managers should know about direct marketing in Hong Kong
The changes to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) relating to direct marketing are now in effect, with the commencement on 1 April 2013 of the relevant sections of the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance. Here we answer five common questions from our funds clients on the changes.
Construction And Arbitration Newsletter, Issue 1 of 2013: April
"Arrangement signed for mutual recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards between Hong Kong and Macau"; "Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2013"; "Adjudicator's fee may not be payable where his decision is unenforceable"; "Judgment confirms Hong Kong courts' "hands off" approach to arbitration"; "Hong Kong's new Mediation Ordinance"; "Court refused to strike out Plaintiff's expert report on basis that Defendant had previously consulted same expert"; "Court examines approach in respect of applications to set aside arbitration awards under Article 34 of Model Law"; "Surety's appeal dismissed in Hackney Empire Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd case"; "When is a payment guarantee a guarantee rather than a demand bond?"
China Legal Update, Issue 3 of 2013: April
"Deacons wins "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year" at the 2013 Asian Legal Business China Awards"; "Latest development of the RQFII Regime"; "Trial of labour dispute cases – Interpretation IV"; "New rules to facilitate bribery related records checks"; "Huge fines imposed on Maotai and Wuliangye"
Financial Services Newsletter, Issue 4 of 2013: April
"Internet marketing of private funds in Hong Kong"; "Protection of client assets"; "Increase in late filing penalties for changes in directors and officers in the Cayman Islands"; "SFC licensing and compliance hints"; "SFC routine inspection update"; "New Financial Services partner"; "Recent Deacons' publications"