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Employment contract: decision on school vs teacher dispute sheds light on significance of proper drafting

Employment contracts almost invariably contain a clause specifying the notice period required for the parties to unilaterally terminate the employment relationship. However, what… LEARN MORE

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Top 10 tips for managing SFC inspection opening meetings

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) conducts regular routine inspections on all licensed corporations to check their compliance with the Securities and Futures Ordinance,… LEARN MORE

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CFA re-interpreted tax law to offer equal treatment to same-sex married couples

The long-running judicial review in which the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) ruled in June 2019 that same-sex couples who were legally married overseas should enjoy the same spousal… LEARN MORE

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Action required: deficiencies in liquidity risk management of Hong Kong funds

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has conducted a survey of a number of Hong Kong managers of SFC authorised funds and conducted inspections of some of them to assess… LEARN MORE

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International custody issues - Determining a child’s “habitual residence”

There are many parents from different jurisdictions residing in Hong Kong by reason of their job requirements or as dependants, set up families and raise their children in Hong… LEARN MORE

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New regulatory regime for insurance intermediaries: approval of key person in intermediary management function

With the coming into effect of the provisions of the Insurance Ordinance (IO) relating to insurance intermediaries on 23 September 2019 (Commencement Date), the Insurance Authority… LEARN MORE

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Do private equity managers with offices in Hong Kong need SFC licenses or not?

SFC licensing can be a dangerous area for the unwary to navigate because of the misinformation which abounds in the market. In this article we have sought to identify the various… LEARN MORE

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Adjusting the regulatory framework for cross-border transfer of personal information – China releases Measures for Security Assessment of Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information (draft for public comments)

Following the publication of the Measures for Data Security Management (draft for public comments)1 on 28 May 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China further released the… LEARN MORE

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New rules to combat backdoor listings will take effect in October 2019

On 26 July 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) announced conclusions on its consultation paper published last June regarding backdoor listing, continuing… LEARN MORE

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China announced the 2019 Negative Lists and Catalogue of Encouraged Industries for Foreign Investment

On 30 June 2019, the Chinese government announced the Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for Foreign Investment Access (2019 Edition)1 (National Negative List), the… LEARN MORE

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