Coronavirus Under the Capital Markets Microscope

On January 30 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the coronavirus (officially named COVID-19) outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international...

Novel Coronavirus: Key Considerations for Insurers in Hong Kong

Download full alert For insurers in Hong Kong, the outbreak of novel coronavirus may cause potential disruption to their business operations due to office absences,...

Sustainable Finance: From Niche to New Normal

There is an increasing sense of urgency and expectation about putting the global economy on a path toward sustainable development. The urgency stems from...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Global Guide to Force Majeure and International Commercial Contracts

This alert covers the following governing laws: English, PRC, New York, Australian, Hong Kong, Singaporean and South AfricanSince the COVID-19 coronavirus was first reported...

China Retaliatory Tariff Updates in Response to the Phase One Deal

Download full version in PDFBackground Amid the trade tension with the US, China's Tariff Commission of the State Council (the Tariff Commission) during the past...

Hong Kong Court Confirms SFC’s Investigation Powers Over Digital Devices in Search Operations

In five recent judicial review applications brought against the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Magistrate (HCAL 2132, 2133, 2134, 2136 and 2137/2018),...

China’s Ranking Improves in Transparency International’s Latest Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International (TI) released its 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on 23 January 2020.TI reports that the Asia Pacific region has not witnessed substantial...

2019 updates to China’s Draft Export Control Law – What you need to know

On 28 December 2019, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) released a new draft of the Export Control...

Belt and Road Initiative and Beyond

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a historic marshalling of capital and a remarkable geopolitical foray into establishing and strengthening multinational...

Are You Ready for China’s Social Credit System?

Chinese government authorities have recently issued a series of policies and draft amendments to push forward the establishment of the Social Credit System (SCS)....

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