When it comes to regulatory matters, a little local knowledge can be worth a lot. It’s not enough just to have studied Hong Kong’s stock exchange regulations. Advisors also need to develop a feel for how the key regulators – the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) – will interpret a particular action, or how to draft documents in order to give a deal the best chance of success.
As Hong Kong’s largest and longest-established independent law firm, Deacons is well placed to provide this in-depth understanding. Respected for our strength in regulatory matters by independent researchers like Chambers & Partners, and trusted by our clients, we regularly handle a range of regulatory issues, such as how to structure novel capital markets issuances, the specialist regulatory regimes applying to derivatives and securitisation, and issues surrounding regulatory capital.
For example, we have recently advised the leading commodity exchange of a large Asian country on its application for a Hong Kong license, as well as advising a trading company on its application for a money broker license.
If you would like to discuss in more detail how we could help your business with regulatory issues, we would be delighted to hear from you.