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Hong Kong budget 2020-2021 - highlights for the financial services industry

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary delivered his budget speech on 26 February 2020. The budget includes several actions to enhance Hong Kong as an international financial centre.… LEARN MORE

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Buildings Department pushes for legislative amendments on residential sewage system in light of the coronavirus outbreak

Earlier this month, more than 100 residents of Hong Mei House, a public housing block in Tsing Yi, were evacuated after members of several households in the building were tested… LEARN MORE

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2019 Competition Law Review

2019 saw a number of significant developments in competition law in Hong Kong. The year started off with the Hong Kong Competition Commission’s (HKCC) announcement of its investigation… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints

SFC waives licensing fees for 2020/21 On 4 December 2019, the SFC announced a full annual licensing fee waiver for FY2020/21 i.e. from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 (full announcement… LEARN MORE

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The SFC’s quarterly report of December 2019

On 5 December 2019, the SFC published its quarterly report covering the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2019. In this article, we highlight the key messages included… LEARN MORE

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Risk management and governance during volatile markets

The SFC published the latest Compliance Bulletin (the Bulletin) on 20 January 2020 and emphasized the importance of sound risk management and governance during volatile markets,… LEARN MORE

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Five common themes from Deacons health checks on hedge fund managers

Further to our last article in which we discussed our observations from our compliance “health checks” on asset management firms generally, in this article we will highlight some… LEARN MORE

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SFC enforcement action against internal control failures resulting in lapses in disclosure of interests

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently fined and reprimanded Adamas Asset Management (HK) Limited (Adamas) for its failure to implement adequate measures to… LEARN MORE

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Measures and precautions for businesses resuming operations in China following the COVID-19 outbreak

Several recent reports claim that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China is beginning to slow down and generally under control, prompting businesses in China to resume… LEARN MORE

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The Fifth Protocol to Avoidance of Double Taxation Arrangement between the Mainland and Hong Kong came into effect
13 February 2020, China Trade & Investment , Cross-Border Employment , Tax, Legal Alert, by Edwarde Webre, Stefano Mariani, Minning Wei

The Fifth Protocol to the Avoidance of Double Taxation Arrangement (DTA) between Hong Kong and the Mainland (Fifth Protocol) is now in force, effective from 6 December 2019. Its… LEARN MORE

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