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  • So you want to set up a securities token exchange under the SFC’s regulatory sandbox?

    Artikel

    Ingediend: 29 November 2018

    On 01 November 2018, the SFC issued a policy statement which introduces, among others, a conceptual framework for licensing and regulating virtual asset trading platforms through a regulatory sandbox. The policy statement provides clarity on the regulatory standards for operating a cryptocurrency exchange under the supervision of the SFC.

  • Oversight November 2018 - SFC Consultation Conclusions on Online Distribution and Complex Products

    Nieuwsbrief

    Ingediend: 27 November 2018

    The purposes of this Oversight are to provide an overview of the SFC’s Guidelines on Online Distribution and Advisory Platform and the revised Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or Registered with the SFC and to highlight the key issues and implications on industry participants.

  • UK’s Cryptoassets Task Force publishes long awaited report

    Artikel

    Ingediend: 30 October 2018

    On 29 October 2018 the UK’s Cryptoassets Taskforce published its long awaited report into the state of play on UK regulation of crypto assets. George Morris of Simmons & Simmons discusses what this means for the industry.

  • Hong Kong CPD day 2018

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 24 October 2018

    Materials from each of the sessions from our Hong Kong CPD day are now available.

  • Current Hedge Funds trends: The evolving state of Ireland

    Artikel

    Ingediend: 23 October 2018

    Elaine Keane of Simmons and Simmons discusses the market landscape in Ireland right now in a roundtable alongside Barry O’Brien of U.S Bank and Colin Keane of SS&C. A range of topics are covered including Brexit, Cryptocurrency and the effect of recent regulation.

  • Predicting the Future of Cryptoassets

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 17 October 2018

    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.

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

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 17 October 2018

    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.

  • Sustainable Financing and Green Bonds

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 17 October 2018

    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.

  • The Next Industrial Revolution and the Law

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 17 October 2018

    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.

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

    Conferentie

    Ingediend: 17 October 2018

    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.

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