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US Department of Justice revises FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy to encourage adoption of guidance...

Amendments to FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy In March 12, 2019, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) modified the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (the “Policy”). This...

Hong Kong: New accounting and other cost-saving requirements under the Companies Ordinance effective soon

The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the "CO") has been further amended by the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance...

SEHK’s new review structure for Listing Committee decisions will take effect around mid-2019

Summary On 18 January 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) published its consultation conclusions on proposed changes to the review structure for...

Connected Compliance: The Global Case for Integration

Leverage the value of connected compliance to your competitive advantage In the autumn of 2017, we spoke with more than 500 UK multinationals about their...

Hong Kong’s New Tax Incentives for R&D

The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 7) Ordinance 2018 (the “Amendment”) has come into operation on 2 November 2018 to put in place an enhanced...

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited releases an updated Environmental, Social and Governance...

Recent developments On 16 November 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) published: (1) the findings of its latest review of listed companies'...

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...

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