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  • Oversight July 2019 - New account opening under the code of conduct

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 19 July 2019

    This edition of Oversight focuses on the procedural updates under the Code of Conduct and the practical implications of intermediaries.

  • MAS clarifies regulatory expectations on IAC Guidelines

    Article

    Submitted: 01 July 2019

    In our previous bulletin, we analysed the implications of Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) proposal to expand the scope of the Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct (Guidelines) (CP2). In this sequel bulletin, we recapitulate some of the key points from MAS’ feedback to the first consultation issued recently on 06 June 2019, and chart the timeline and course ahead.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 28 June 2019 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Singapore’s Tripartite Guidelines on Wrongful Dismissal – Managing Risk in a Termination Exercise

    Article

    Submitted: 26 June 2019

    01 April 2019 marked a turning point in Singapore’s employment landscape. For the first time since the Employment Act (Cap. 91) (the “EA”) was introduced in 1968, all employees based in Singapore are now covered by the core protections contained in the EA.

  • Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Hong Kong and Singapore to Strengthen Cooperation in Personal Data Protection

    Article

    Submitted: 26 June 2019

    The Hong Kong and Singapore data protection authorities recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in personal data protection between the two jurisdictions. Under the MOU, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) promise to engage in the sharing of experiences and best practice, conduct joint research projects and exchange information regarding potential or ongoing investigations on data breaches.

  • Financial Services Alerter - May 2019 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 21 June 2019

    Issue 136 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Getting The Deal Through - Market Intelligence 2019: Project Finance

    Article

    Submitted: 17 June 2019

    The original comparative guide to law and regulation across the globe.

  • CSRC confirming to launch new measures that will boost the asset management industry in China

    Article

    Submitted: 14 June 2019

    The chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Mr Huiman Yi, announced at the Lujiazui Forum on 13 June 2019 that CSRC is going to facilitate/roll out nine measures (the Measures) to further the opening up of the capital market in China. The Measures introduce comprehensive reforms to the establishment, capital raising and trading aspects which are expected to greatly benefit foreign market players.

  • MAS proposes increased scope for Individual Accountability and Conduct Guidelines

    Article

    Submitted: 10 June 2019

    On 06 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore released a consultation paper expanding the scope of the Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct for Financial Institutions. This article recapitulates the key outcomes set out in the IAC Guidelines, and summarises how the proposed extension of the IAC Guidelines’ scope will affect the newly-included entities, such as fund management companies, trustees and payment services licensees.

  • New data portability and data innovation laws proposed in Singapore

    Article

    Submitted: 04 June 2019

    The Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC) has issued a public consultation on data portability and data innovation provisions on 22 May 2019 (Consultation) as part of its ongoing review of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA).

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