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  • Financial Services Alerter - September 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 23 October 2017

    Issue 116 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Oversight October 2017 - Hong Kong updates its AML regime and refines AEOI requirements

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 20 October 2017

    This Oversight considers two amendment bills that were introduced this year to update Hong Kong's AML regime and the IRD's clarification regarding the business registration requirement for funds.

  • Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media 2017

    Article

    Submitted: 13 October 2017

    Our international TMT experts contributed to the Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media 2017 which answers the key legal and regulatory questions that arise for TMT businesses across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Demystifying Commodity Finance

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The term commodity finance covers a multitude of products offered both by banks and, increasingly, by non-bank financial institutions. This session seeks to demystify what is meant by commodity finance by providing an overview of some of the most commonly used products in the market and exploring the legal and practical considerations that need to be taken into account when structuring and negotiating commodity finance transactions.

  • Cybersecurity: Threats from Suppliers, Partners and Professional Advisors

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Cybersecurity often starts and ends with a business’s own defences. This session looks at the critical threat posed by third parties - outsourcing, partners and professional advisors - and consider the key liabilities that may arise and practical steps which might mitigate the threat.

  • Accessing China: The New Regime

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session is a guide to the current status of Chinese cross-border access programs, with a particular focus on the exciting developments offered by the new Chinese WFOE/private fund manager regime.

  • Hot Topics for Hedge Funds

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at current hot topics for the hedge fund industry.

  • SRD - Standard Repackaging Documentation

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    We look at the impact of the Standard Repackaging Documentation project on the repackaging market and Stage III development.

  • Financing the next Industrial Revolution: What is in it for you?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session covers capital reallocation from brown to green energy, who’s investing in what and where, and corporates becoming active participants in the energy market.

  • Initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency: The Wild West of financing?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The world of start-up financing has been turbo-charged in the last 18 months through the emergence of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) - cryptocurrency-enabled financing schemes which across the world have raised billions of dollars in cash in a very short period of time. This session covers the short history of ICOs, the legal issues surrounding them, and asks whether there is a place for legitimate ICOs in the future.

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