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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

Time to revisit BCP in light of COVID-19 vaccination programme The SFC issued a circular on 1 June 2021 to urge licensed corporations to revisit their business continuity plans… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: recent developments in cross-border channels: SAFE issues another round of QDII quotas

On 1 June 2021, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued new quotas of US$10.3 billion to 17 qualified domestic institutional investors (QDII), according to… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: recent developments in cross-border channels: Shanghai improves its QFLP and QDLP schemes

On 25 May 2021, the Shanghai government published the Several Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Shanghai Global Asset Management Centre (the Opinions, available here… LEARN MORE

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“Change and resilience”: the SFC’s keynote messages for fund managers

On 7 June 2021, Ms Julia Leung, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Intermediaries, of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), gave the keynote address… LEARN MORE

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Legislation paving way to paperless securities market in Hong Kong

We have previously reported on the Securities and Futures and Companies Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the Bill) which was gazetted in March. The Bill laid down the framework… LEARN MORE

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SFC moves forward on its revisions to the competency framework for intermediaries and individual practitioners

On 18 June 2021, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued its Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Competency Framework for Intermediaries and Individual… LEARN MORE

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Implementation of the mutual recognition of funds scheme for Hong Kong and Thai public funds

On 17 June 2021, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme between Hong Kong and Thailand came into effect on 16… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong OTC derivatives licensing regime update

Our article in March (available here: https://www.deacons.com/news-and-insights/publications/hong-kong-otc-derivatives-licensing-regime-moves-closer-to-implementation.html) highlighted… LEARN MORE

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Elsie Chan explores issues concerning summary dismissal and employees’ own electronic devices in the eighth episode of "Labour Law Grab n Go" video series

In the last episode our Employment Partner Elsie Chan shared a key issue in the recent case Zhang Qiang vs. Cisco Systems (HK) Limited about the enforceability of a separation… LEARN MORE

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HKMA’s announcement on “Fintech 2025” Strategy

On 8 June 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled “Fintech 2025”, a new strategy aiming to drive fintech development in Hong Kong. In essence, “Fintech 2025” seeks… LEARN MORE

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