Hong Kong

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.

UK Decision Provides Useful Reminder on Carefully Navigating Privilege Protection in Multi-Jurisdiction Investigations

The UK Serious Fraud Office obtained a declaration that certain documents prepared during investigations by solicitors and forensic accountants into the activities of a UK-incorporated multinational corporation were not subject to legal professional privilege.

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter

The aim of this quarterly is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

Hong Kong Court Confirms Prohibition on Standalone Competition Claims

On 27 April 2017, Hong Kong’s High Court rejected allegations by travel agency, Loyal Profit International Development that certain directives issued by the Travel Industry Council (TIC) were anti-competitive, and refused to rule on alleged violations of competition law.

Court of Final Appeal Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Private Sector Bribery

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal has handed down a landmark ruling clarifying an important element in an offence under section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance.

China’s New Two-Invoice System in Pharma Distribution Aims to Reduce Drug Prices and Compliance...

China has launched the “two-invoice” system in drug distribution on a trial basis, aiming to improve transparency in drug prices and eliminate excessive profit margins associated with multi-tier distribution models.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Hong Kong: Court Confirms a Heightened Need for Disclosure in Disqualification Proceedings Against Directors

The Court of First Instance of the Hong Kong High Court ordered the Securities and Futures Commission to produce relevant documents obtained in its investigations to respondents of disqualification proceedings.

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