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SFC licensing and compliance hints: farewell Form 5

The SFC has recently rolled out new licensing forms and a new Licensing Handbook as part of its revamping of the licence application process, with the stated aim “to enhance the… LEARN MORE

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SFC publishes recent inspection findings related to client facilitation

On 14 May 2019 the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular setting out its findings from recent inspections focussing on compliance with the expected standards… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: foreign investment law

On 5 March 2019, the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (available here in Chinese) (Law) was adopted by the Second Session of the Thirteenth National People’s… LEARN MORE

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Netherlands added to the SFC’s suite of MRF arrangements

On 15 May 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a bilateral framework… LEARN MORE

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Economic substance requirements – a quandary for offshore investment managers

Many offshore law firms and other fund service providers have been publishing bulletins about the enactment by traditional offshore jurisdictions of economic substance (ES) requirements… LEARN MORE

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Court of Appeal refuses further stay of enforcement of arbitral award

In our previous article, we reported on the judgment in Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co. Ltd. v. China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd, HCCT 7/2018, whereby the Court… LEARN MORE

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Must disciplinary tribunals give reasons for their decisions?

In Lok Man Fai Felix v Architects Registration Board [2019] HKCA 405, the Court of Appeal (CA) was faced with an appeal against a disciplinary decision made by an Inquiry Committee… LEARN MORE

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Expert reports within expert reports

In a previous article, we reported on the Court of First Instance (CFI) and Court of Appeal judgments in Sun Cheong Construction Company Ltd v The Incorporated Owners of King… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Court considers test to be applied when appealing arbitral award on a question of law

In Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co Ltd & Others v The Hong Kong Housing Authority [2019] HKCA 369 the Court of Appeal had to consider which test should have been… LEARN MORE

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When does the time limit for applying for leave to appeal an arbitral award start to run?

Often, parties wish to appeal to the Court if they are dissatisfied with an arbitral award. Sections 5 to 7 of Schedule 2 of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) (New AO) together… LEARN MORE

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