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  • Trade based money laundering - Singapore releases best practice papers

    Article

    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    In a continued attempt to combat the threats of trade based money laundering (TBML), the Singapore Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP), a new regulatory body overseen by CAD and MAS, has just published two best practice papers aimed at increasing the prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and the misuse of company structures for illicit purposes.

  • TMT in Asia - The China dog barks Restricted access

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 May 2018

    China’s adoption of innovative technology has been nothing short of astounding. To take FinTech as an example, reports put the value of online payments in 2017 at 100 trillion yuan (£11 trillion). What will happen next in Asia and how will it affect the rest of the world? This session discusses recent developments in the technology sector in Asia including the outlook for inbound and outbound investment.

  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed

    Article

    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

  • Labour Leader: Individual Accountability for Senior Managers - coming soon to Singapore

    Article

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently released its Proposed Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct, making it the latest financial regulator to implement such a regime. This article sets out a brief overview of the Proposed Guidelines and our brief thoughts on its implications for financial institutions in Singapore.

  • Legal Headwinds: Asia - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to financial institutions operating in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.

  • Emirates Law Business and Practice - Cryptocurrencies: A UAE perspective

    Article

    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    As the use and numbers of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin increase Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons look at the approach the UAE financial services regulators are taking.

  • The fight against financial crime: insider dealing and market manipulation

    Article

    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fourth edition we take a look at insider dealing and market manipulation, including the proposed new guidance from the FCA (which is likely to take effect on 01 October 2018) and the increasing level of enforcement in Hong Kong.

  • Financial Services Alerter - March 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 03 May 2018

    Issue 122 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • 聚焦中国竞业限制规定的执行和救济(下)

    Article

    Submitted: 02 May 2018

    在中国,要求员工承担竞业限制义务的关键前提之一是,该义务必须与保护雇主的保密信息有关。因此,在实践中,法官在决定竞业限制协议是否有效和可执行时,会考虑各方面利益,并尽力平衡雇主保护保密信息的需求和员工自由择业的权利。本文主要讨论雇主在执行竞业限制协议时可采取的救济措施。

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