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Spotlight on green or ESG funds: year-end compliance for HK retail funds

Background In its paper published on 21 September 2018 entitled “Strategic Framework for Green Finance”, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) alluded to the growth in sustainable… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong regulation of security token offerings

On 28 March 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a statement (Statement) reminding market participants about the legal and regulatory requirements relating… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints: seven takeaways from the new Licensing Handbook

In addition to what we covered in our last newsletter about the licensing of private equity firms, we have the following seven takeaways from the new Licensing Handbook which… LEARN MORE

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New development on MNC cash pool

On 15 March 2019, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) promulgated the Administrative Provisions on the Centralised Operation of Cross-Border Funds of Multinational… LEARN MORE

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Personal Data Protection: legitimacy of car camera recording in public vehicles

The news of two Hong Kong celebrities having intimate actions inside what might have been a taxi have swept across the media in the past two days, raising discussions as to the… LEARN MORE

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Proposed changes to ORSO: what employers and employees need to know

On 4 April 2019, the Occupational Retirement Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2019 was gazetted. The primary aim of the proposed amendments is to plug the loophole in the misuse of schemes… LEARN MORE

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Tax incentives for attracting overseas talents - new individual income tax rules on individuals without domicile in China

On 14 March 2019, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) jointly released three individual income tax (IIT) related public notices, which… LEARN MORE

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What employers need to know when dismissing employees with disability or illness

In the past few weeks, the local press has followed closely the high profile news regarding the plight of Baby Jane Allas, a 38 year-old foreign domestic worker from the Philippines,… LEARN MORE

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Countdown to Brexit - Deal or no deal? The effect on your intellectual property

With the original Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019 upon us, British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a little more time from EU leaders.  However, it still remains unclear… LEARN MORE

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New tax incentive to boost retirement protection

On 20 March 2019, the Inland Revenue and MPF Schemes Legislation (Tax Deductions for Annuity Premiums and MPF Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Amendment Bill) was… LEARN MORE

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