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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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Notice on Implementation of Individual Income Tax Preferential Policies for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

Three months after the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation promulgated the Notice on Individual Income Tax Preferential Policies for the Guangdong-Hong… LEARN MORE

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Regulatory changes affecting Cayman managers

The Cayman Islands has traditionally been the domicile of choice for private investment funds managed by Asian managers. It is common for a Cayman Islands investment fund to appoint… LEARN MORE

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Whistleblower protection: High time for a change!

The importance of whistleblowers and the vital role they play in exposing misconduct and wrongdoing in organisations and our society cannot be emphasised enough. Many cases of… LEARN MORE

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Good news about bad faith: China amends its Trademark Law

Trademark squatters have been a protracted source of vexation for brand owners in China. The “first-to-file” system has often resulted in trademarks being awarded to first filers,… LEARN MORE

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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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