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Hong Kong: The Dawn of Virtual Assets Regulations: New measures for crypto funds activities...

Recent developments Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently announced that it will adopt new measures to protect the interests of investors in virtual...

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter, November 2018 edition

Australia brings fourth criminal cartel prosecution and first gun-jumping case By Georgina Foster, Anita Thompson and Anthea BurtonIn June 2018, following a two-year investigation by...

Hong Kong: SFC enhances investor protection measures for offline services on complex products

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its Consultation Conclusions on Offline Requirements Applicable to Complex Products ("the Conclusions") on 4 October 2018, in...

Hong Kong: Court of Final Appeal clarifies innocent purpose defence to insider dealing

In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV5/2018), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark decision on the...

Landmark UK decision reinstates privilege protection to investigation work product

On 5 September 2018, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) overturned the 2017 High Court ruling in SFO v ENRC WLR(D) 317 (ENRC Decision)...

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly

The report provides a regular and profound overview of essential competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

Hong Kong’s new apology law and its implications for financial institutions

Under the new Apology Ordinance, the evidence of an apology is not admissible in any judicial, arbitral, administrative, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings for determining fault or liability.

Hong Kong Government Announces Extra Litigation Funding for Competition Commission

The Hong Kong Government has announced that it will provide extra dedicated funding of HKD 200 million (approximately US 25 million) to the Hong Kong Competition Commission, to enable it bring cases to the Competition Tribunal against businesses suspected of violating the Competition Ordinance.

Hong Kong court: Trading while possessing price sensitive information not an offence if motivated...

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently upheld that dealing in securities while withholding or not disclosing price sensitive information does not constitute insider dealing provided that the dealing was not in any part caused by the price sensitive information.

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