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A new structure for PE funds in Hong Kong

On 20 March 2020, the Hong Kong government published the Limited Partnership Fund Bill (Bill). The Bill will be subject to Hong Kong’s usual legislative process. The government’s… LEARN MORE

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Managing legal risks during a crisis

Businesses in Hong Kong are currently facing an unparalleled crisis resulting from the recent outbreak of the COVID-19. The effect of the pandemic is not only disrupting many… LEARN MORE

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Insights into the licensing process

The Process Review Panel (PRP) for the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its annual report in January 2020 covering the work of the PRP in 2018-19. The PRP is… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints

What is your firm’s governance structure? The SFC introduced the Manager-In-Charge regime back in December 2016 with the aim to “provide more clarity to the industry and strengthen… LEARN MORE

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SFC Q4 2019 quarterly report

On 21 February 2020, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its quarterly report for the period 1 October to 31 December 2019. In this article we analyse… LEARN MORE

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Another enforcement case involving conducting business abroad

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) reprimanded and fined a licensed company HK$1.5 million on 14 February 2020 for failing to comply with Taiwanese laws and regulations… LEARN MORE

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What can a fund manager do with its holdings in problematic listed companies in Hong Kong?

Fund managers should stay vigilant against stocks of listed companies with red flags as they would not be able to cash out their investments if trading of such stocks is suspended.… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: AMAC PFM registration

On 28 February 2020, the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) published a Circular on Matters Concerning Facilitating Applications for Private Fund Manager Registration… LEARN MORE

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Five common themes from Deacons health checks on private equity managers

In our last newsletter article we discussed our observations from compliance “health checks” on SFC licensed hedge fund managers, so in this article we will focus on the issues… LEARN MORE

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Deacons’ Intellectual Property team releases ‘IP Law: Patents 101’ video series
23 March 2020, Intellectual Property

In this series of short hand-drawn videos, Deacons’ Intellectual Property team gets back to basics and explains why it’s so important for businesses to have a patent, the steps… LEARN MORE

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