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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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Coronavirus pandemic: Extra precautions needed for data protection and cybersecurity?

The novel coronavirus pandemic has undeniably disrupted the way people do business around the world. In January 2020, the Hong Kong SAR government announced work-from-home arrangements… LEARN MORE

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The move towards the use of technology in dispute resolution

On 21 February 2020, Coleman J of the High Court made an unconventional decision in ordering a directions hearing to be held by telephone in midst of the extensive disruption… LEARN MORE

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SFC reprimands and fines BMI Securities Limited for AML breaches and suspends RO

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has publicly reprimanded BMI Securities Limited (BMI) and fined it HK$3,700,000. The SFC also suspended the licence of BMI’s responsible… LEARN MORE

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Preferential tax policies for facilitating the prevention and control of the outbreak of COVID-19

The State Taxation Administration (STA) released several announcements in the beginning of February which established preferential tax policies for facilitating the prevention… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong budget 2020-2021 - highlights for the financial services industry

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary delivered his budget speech on 26 February 2020. The budget includes several actions to enhance Hong Kong as an international financial centre.… LEARN MORE

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Buildings Department pushes for legislative amendments on residential sewage system in light of the coronavirus outbreak

Earlier this month, more than 100 residents of Hong Mei House, a public housing block in Tsing Yi, were evacuated after members of several households in the building were tested… LEARN MORE

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2019 Competition Law Review

2019 saw a number of significant developments in competition law in Hong Kong. The year started off with the Hong Kong Competition Commission’s (HKCC) announcement of its investigation… LEARN MORE

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Measures and precautions for businesses resuming operations in China following the COVID-19 outbreak

Several recent reports claim that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China is beginning to slow down and generally under control, prompting businesses in China to resume… LEARN MORE

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