Hong Kong CPD day 2018

Sessions
  • PDF Predicting the Future of Cryptoassets
    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.

    17 October 2018

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

    17 October 2018

  • PDF Sustainable Financing and Green Bonds
    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.

    17 October 2018

  • PDF The Next Industrial Revolution and the Law
    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.

    17 October 2018

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

    17 October 2018

  • PDF The listing of New Economy Companies
    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.

    17 October 2018

  • PDF Employee Misconduct and Conducting Investigations in the PRC
    This session discussed issues with handling investigations and exits due to employee misconduct. Topics covered included common employee misconducts; effective internal investigations; dealing with misconducts; and how to avoid illegal termination.

    17 October 2018

  • PDF Private Banking - trends & themes in supervision and enforcement
    This session examined recent trends and developments in regulatory supervision and enforcement as relevant to private banking, including in Hong Kong and Singapore.

    17 October 2018

  • PDF FinTech Investments - hype or substance?
    Application of technology based solutions to traditional financial services continues to evolve at pace. The FinTech investment market is buoyant as financial institutions scramble to remain ahead of the market. This session discussed key global FinTech trends and the key issues faced when investing in FinTech businesses.

    17 October 2018

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