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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s reports on risks of virtual assets
12 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, James Tong

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently published a report on its 12-month review of the Revised FATF Standards on Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers,… LEARN MORE

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The Global Financial Markets Association’s (GFMA) comments on challenges raised by “Global Stablecoin” Arrangements
12 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Bonnie Wong

The GFMA recently provided its response to the Financial Stability Board’s (“FSB”) consultation paper (“the Paper”) titled Addressing The Regulatory, Supervisory And Oversight… LEARN MORE

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The Hong Kong Institute of Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR)’s paper on the adoption and innovation of Fintech in the banking industry
12 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Natalie Chan

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (HKIMR) conducted a survey in July 2019 to study the impact of Fintech innovations in Hong Kong’s banking industry.… LEARN MORE

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The Hong Kong Money Authority (HKMA)’s Guidance for banks on Climate Risk Practices
12 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Bonnie Wong

The Hong Kong Money Authority (HKMA) published a White Paper on 30 June 2020 to set out its recommendations and supervisory expectations on green and sustainable banking around… LEARN MORE

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APLMA/LMA/LSTA joint guidance papers on Green Loan principles and Sustainability Linked Loan principles
12 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Natalie Chan

In May 2020, the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), the Loan Market Association (LMA) and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) jointly published two… LEARN MORE

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Updated Guideline on Minimum Criteria for Authorisation under the Banking Ordinance (the “Guideline”) issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“MA”)
06 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Natalie Chan

On 10 July 2020, the MA issued an updated Guideline, superseding the 2018 version. The Guideline provides guidance in relation to the Banking Ordinance’s minimum criteria for… LEARN MORE

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London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) reform
06 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, Natalie Chan

(a)          ARRC’s best practice for completing LIBOR transition In May 2020, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC), the industry group formed in 2014 to lead the… LEARN MORE

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Non-US financial institutions may address risks of secondary sanctions in contracts
06 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, James Tong

In the recent English case of Lamesa Investments v Cynergy Bank [2020] EWCA Civ 821, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) affirmed the High Court (“HC”)’s ruling that non-US financial institution… LEARN MORE

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The Mainland proposed financial support measures for the development of the Greater Bay Area
06 August 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Simon Deane, James Tong

Four mainland financial and monetary authorities, including the People’s Bank of China, proposed measures from five perspectives to support construction of the Greater Bay Area… LEARN MORE

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COVID-19 outbreak and the Hong Kong construction industry
05 August 2020, Newsletter, by Justin Yuen, Tamara Liu

On 27 July 2020, the Centre for Health Protection reported a large-scale outbreak cluster on a construction site at the Peak with 13 workers of Kin Shing (Leung’s) General Contractors… LEARN MORE

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