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In an environment where regulatory compliance is increasingly important, Deacons, Hong Kong’s leading independent law firm, is a one-stop-shop for all regulatory issues.
Hong Kong is known as one of the most business-friendly financial hubs in the world. The Government is committed to upholding the rule of law and keeping intervention in the market to a minimum. As such its regulatory framework is commendably transparent and straightforward, with four bodies – the HKMA, SFC, MPFA, IA and the Competition Commission – shouldering most of the regulatory burden.
However the global trend in recent years has been towards greater regulation of financial markets and products. Heightened scrutiny has led to more detailed regulation and oversight, also with a greater emphasis on regulatory compliance.
Our highly experienced regulatory lawyers act for a wide range of clients in connection with all areas of Hong Kong’s regulatory framework. What sets us apart is our local knowledge, depth of resources and breadth of practice – we do not just deal with regulatory matters affecting fund managers, securities houses and other financial institutions, but with wider issues concerning fund authorisation and insurance, including insider dealing and market misconduct cases. Much of our work raises novel points, and we address the matter from both a criminal and a civil perspective.
In addition our team advises on a wide range of commercial regulatory issues, from data protection to corruption, discrimination to competition. Our highly regarded lawyers have also been instrumental in the evolution of Hong Kong’s regulatory framework, and been involved in a number of regulatory bodies, such as the Takeovers and Mergers Panel.
For more on how we could help your company with any regulatory issues, please have a look at our services. And if you would like to discuss anything, we would be delighted to hear from you.