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New development in insurance regime: Insurance Amendment Bill and Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill

Two new bills, the Insurance Amendment Bill and the Insurance Amendment (No. 2) Bill have recently been gazetted making significant changes to the regulatory regime for insurance… LEARN MORE

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Court of Appeal reminds practitioners and litigants of their duty to proceed promptly when making interlocutory applications in an appeal

In 鄧錦祥 v 鄭鄧錦容 , CACV 370/2019, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal exercised its discretion to dismiss the Respondent’s late application for security for costs and reminded litigants… LEARN MORE

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A trustees’ right to obtain information from solicitors firms under Section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance

Section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) (BO) allows a trustee in bankruptcy to apply to the Courts for orders compelling disclosure of material documents and/or information… LEARN MORE

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Court provides guiding principles on interpreting a Memorandum of Understanding

In Da Shing Group Ltd v Rich Promise Limited [2020] HKCFI 588[1], the Hong Kong Court of First Instance provided guiding principles in the interpretation of a memorandum of understanding… LEARN MORE

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Government announces penalty formula of the Employment Support Scheme

The government has rolled out a series of measures to relieve the economic impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced under the second round Anti-epidemic Fund,… LEARN MORE

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Some lessons to be learned from recent SFC enforcement actions

Despite the restrictions on activity affecting Hong Kong since the beginning of the year, there have been several enforcement cases reported which can provide some useful lessons… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

Can electronic signatures be used for SFC licensing applications? No, currently, applicants still need to provide wet signatures in a prescribed manner for their licensing applications… LEARN MORE

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Financial Review of the Securities Industry for 2019

On 16 March 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its 2019 Financial Review of the Securities Industry. This is an annual review which contains statistical… LEARN MORE

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Another case on suitability and inadequacies in the fund sales process results in HK$7 million fine

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 27 March 2020 reminding the industry of the importance of compliance with the suitability obligation. Deacons’… LEARN MORE

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SFC enforcement action for multiple breaches results in HK$19.6 million fine

In a recent enforcement action, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a public reprimand and a HK$19.6 million fine to a licensed corporation (LC) for a range of… LEARN MORE

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