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Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Announces New Framework for Regulating Virtual Asset Trading...

Download full version in PDFThe Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has taken another major step towards establishing a regulatory framework for virtual asset trading...

Hong Kong: SFC Clarifies Regulatory Standards for Electronic Record Keeping

Download Full Version in PDFHong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 31 October 2019 ("Circular") clarifying its expectations of SFC-licensed...

SEC Enforcement Annual Report: Retail Focus Raises Regulatory Risk for Investment Advisers

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement recently issued its 2019 Annual Report (ENF Annual Report), which you can read in...

Australia: Practical Guidance from the Myer case for Directors and Executives

 Our previous Alert of 28 October 2019 (see link) outlined why the Myer case is a landmark decision, being both the first Australian securities...

European Banking Authority Outsourcing Guidelines Come into Effect: Are you ready?

The EBA outsourcing guidelines came into effect on 30 September 2019. They are more prescriptive than the previous guidance and have a broader scope,...

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)....

Doing Business in the Philippines 2019

Read publicationDoing Business in the Philippines guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and business operations in the country, particularly foreign...

Philippines: The Securities and Exchange Commission issues guidelines on the number and qualifications of...

Recent Developments To implement Section 10 of Republic Act No. 11232 or the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (Revised Corporation Code), the Securities and...

Indonesia: New Regulation of Foreign and PMA Contractors Requires Stricter Compliance

A new Minister of Public Works and Housing ("MOPWH") regulation, Regulation No. 9 of 2019 on Guidelines for Foreign Construction Services Business Entities ("Regulation...

South Africa : Reflecting on the Concept of “Reflective Losses” in Company Law

The High Court in Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Limited and Another v Kirkins and Others (Hlumisa judgment), was recently tasked with considering whether shareholders...

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