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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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Tax case law update

For this edition of our round-up of notable tax decisions, we have the rare pleasure of summarising not one but two prominent successes of the taxpayer against the Inland Revenue… LEARN MORE

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SFC licensing and compliance hints

Licensing for private equity firms   Do private equity firms need SFC licences? In paragraphs 1.4.18 and 1.4.19 of the latest edition of its Licensing Handbook (February 2019),… LEARN MORE

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What’s new about the new AML FAQs?

The SFC issued new anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) FAQs (which supersede the March 2012 FAQs), together with a circular, on 22 February 2019.… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: proposed merger of QFII and RQFII

On 31 January 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued consultation papers on the Measures for the Administration of Domestic Securities and Futures Investment… LEARN MORE

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