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Non-Hong Kong companies: new disclosure requirements

On 17 June 2019, the Companies Registry announced that the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation… LEARN MORE

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A brief discussion on laws in Hong Kong and China regarding cross-border marriage

Introduction Cross-border marriage between individuals from Hong Kong and Mainland China has become increasingly common in recent years, as Hong Kong and the Mainland have developed… LEARN MORE

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Triumph of the Rainbow: CFA recognises spousal benefits and joint-tax right for same-sex married couples

After the issue of whether same spousal benefits and tax reporting rights shall equally apply to same-sex married couples had been vigorously argued in the Court of First Instance… LEARN MORE

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Deeper data compliance and protection requirements – China releases Data Security Management Measures (draft for public comments)

Data security is one of the key emphases prescribed under China’s Cyber Security Law (CSL), which came into force in 2017. On 28 May 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China… LEARN MORE

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New registration requirement under the Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications Services

On 26 April 2019, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) issued a statement introducing certain amendments to the current Class Licence for Offer of Telecommunications… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange introduces specific suspension requirement for listed issuers with disclaimer or adverse audit opinions

On 24 May 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) released its conclusions on the consultation paper published last September on the proposal to introduce a specific… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange puts more emphasis on new applicants’ / listed companies’ disclosures on ESG matters and board gender diversity

On 17 May 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published a consultation paper “Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide and related… LEARN MORE

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First two Judgments in the history of Hong Kong competition law - four IT firms and ten renovation contractors found guilty

On May 17, 2019, the Competition Tribunal handed down judgments for its first two cases.  Four of the five respondents in the first case (“YWCA Case”), and all ten respondents… LEARN MORE

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China upgrades its national standard on personal data protection

Since the implementation of the Cyber Security Law and the Personal Information Security Specification (PIS), Chinese regulators have intensified their efforts to tackle unacceptable… LEARN MORE

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New development on MNC cash pool

On 15 March 2019, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) promulgated the Administrative Provisions on the Centralised Operation of Cross-Border Funds of Multinational… LEARN MORE

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