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  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / 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.

  • Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates


    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    The Cayman Islands have extended the FATCA and CRS registration deadline to 31 July 2017 and released revised self-certification forms.

  • Webinar: PRC Cyber Security Law


    Event date: 29 June 2017

    This webinar looks at the new PRC Cyber Security Law which came into force on 01 June 2017.

  • Healthy buildings - unhealthy contract?


    Submitted: 20 June 2017

    ​There has long been debate over how compensation events should be assessed. This debate has been brought into sharp focus by the recent case of NI Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings.

  • Third party funding of arbitration in Asia


    Submitted: 15 June 2017

    Both Singapore and now Hong Kong have changed their laws in 2017 to enable claims in arbitration to be funded by third parties.

  • BEPS


    Last Reviewed: 13 June 2017 / Submitted: 16 November 2015

    This microsite examines the progress of the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to tackle a wide range of international tax issues, including taxation of the digital economy, hybrid instruments and entities, transfer pricing rules, double tax treaties, permanent establishments and country-by-country reporting.

  • Public consultation on regulating robo-advisers Restricted access


    Submitted: 12 June 2017

    An overview of the proposals from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to facilitate the provision of digital advisory services in Singapore.

  • Brexit after the June election

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 12 June 2017

    The Prime Minister called the June election in order to strengthen her domestic political position before the start of Brexit negotiations. She appears to have achieved the opposite and we now have a hung Parliament and a minority government. Nevertheless, for the time being the UK Government appears set on continuing with its pre election policy for a “hard” Brexit. It remains to be seen whether this is politically possible.

  • Hedge funds in Hong Kong: an overview


    Submitted: 06 June 2017

    An overview of hedge funds in Hong Kong looking at the relevant regulatory bodies and latest developments.

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