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New legal regime for cross-boundary matrimonial and family cases and guidance note on case management in children and ancillary relief proceedings

The green light was recently given for two substantive changes in family law practice. First, on 15 February 2022, the Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal… LEARN MORE

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Deacons’ 170th anniversary video series: Diversity and inclusion
13 September 2021

In celebration of Deacons’ 170th anniversary, we invited four female lawyers who have been practising law in different areas of the law to talk about our firm’s diversity and… LEARN MORE

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The launch of Wealth Management Connect – cross-boundary fund distribution across the Greater Bay Area gets the green light

Background On 10 September 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and People’s Bank of China (PBoC)released their respective implementation rules in connection with the… LEARN MORE

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A dialogue with Deacons: New climate-related risk requirements for Hong Kong fund managers

In seeking to address the impact of climate change within Hong Kong’s fund management industry, the SFC has introduced new climate-related regulatory requirements for fund managers… LEARN MORE

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Tackling Chinese counterfeits is not child’s play

Did you know? At the end of last year, US Customers and Border Protection officers seized around US$1.3 million worth in China counterfeit toys at the Port of New York and New… LEARN MORE

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Climate-related risk requirements for fund managers

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has announced details of requirements for fund managers to address climate change in their investment and risk management processes… LEARN MORE

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Legal Update on the New Requirements for Employers under the Personal Information Protection Law in China

On 20 August 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“PIPL”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and… LEARN MORE

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Cross-Agency Steering Group announces next steps to advance Hong Kong’s green and sustainable finance strategy

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group co-chaired by the HKMA and the SFC (Steering Group) announced on 15 July 2021 the next steps to advance its strategy… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority issues draft Guideline for Banks on Climate Risk Management

On 20 July 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a draft guideline on climate risk management for consultation with the banking industry with comments due by 20… LEARN MORE

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Protection of Facility Agents in the case of Erroneous Payments

In the recent US case of In Re Citibank August 11, 2020 Wire Transfers (Revlon), the New York federal court held that lenders in a syndicated loan were not obliged to return an… LEARN MORE

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