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  • The UK's Temporary Permissions Regime (TPR) - the FCA consults

    Article

    Submitted: 19 November 2018

    ​The FCA’s consultation paper CP 18/29, “Temporary permissions regime for inbound firms and funds” sets out possible changes to its rules in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q4 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 31 October 2018

    The Q4 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Hong Kong CPD day 2018

    Conference

    Submitted: 24 October 2018

    Materials from each of the sessions from our Hong Kong CPD day are now available.

  • Predicting the Future of Cryptoassets

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    In this session an industry leading panel discussed the rapid development of crypto funds and exchanges over the past few years, the challenges associated in establishing these funds and the opportunities they present.

  • Labour laws in Hong Kong and the PRC: What do employers most need to know?

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session provided an alert on a number of key points which are relevant for employers to note arising under labour laws of (respectively) mainland PRC and Hong Kong. (NB: The session was aimed at persons who do not regularly work in the area of employment law.) The PRC section, delivered by our two Shanghai-based employment partners, covered items such as: how to create protection from the actions of a recalcitrant employee; difficulties in effecting dismissals; and requirements of local law as to contracts for both Chinese and foreign nationals. The Hong Kong speakers’ topics included: rights of buy-out; case law relating to bonus claims; good practice in dealing with harassment grievances and claims; and, again, use of covenants to protect employers’ interests.

  • Sustainable Financing and Green Bonds

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session discussed the increasing popularity of sustainable financing opportunities and solutions. It examined some of the well-established green bond structures, the market and key legal updates.

  • The Next Industrial Revolution and the Law

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a core component of the next industrial revolution. Its influence on the transformation in the world of financial services is increasing at a considerable pace. This session discussed the emergence of AI and the legal issues it raises, relating to areas such as liability and causation, IP, discrimination and the challenges that Big Data pose to privacy and data protection.

  • Allocating to China - an overview of China’s asset management market

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session covered a number of topics including an overview on China’s fund industry with a focus on private fund regimes, a brief description of the many cross border schemes (PFM/QDLP/MRF/QFII/Stock Connect/Bond Connect/CIBM etc.) available to foreign asset managers and their main advantages and disadvantages, as well as an analysis of China-related risks in fund operation and investment.

  • The listing of New Economy Companies

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session focused on the recent listing reform for new economy companies, namely pre-revenue and pre-profit biotech companies, with weighted voting rights structure and issuers seeking a secondary listing in Hong Kong, with a discussion on listing applicants under the new regime.

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