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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'...

New Property Tax in Thailand

On 16 November 2018, the National Legislative Assembly ("NLA") passed the Land and Building Tax Act ("Act") after lengthy deliberation by the committees involved....

Portugal: Regulation 1/2018: List of personal data processing activities that must be subject to...

REGULATION Nr. 1/2018 List of personal data processing activities that must be subject to a Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) The CNPD (Portuguese Data Protection National...

Ukraine Initiates Taxation of Crypto Assets

On 19 September 2018, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) published a draft law setting out the principal rules for taxation of transactions involving virtual...

US District Court Declines to Accept SEC’s Argument that Token is a “Security” Until...

U.S. District Court Declines to Accept SEC’s Argument that Token is a “Security” Until It Can Resolve Disputed Questions of FactOn November 27, 2018,...

China Employment Law Update, October 2018 edition

Various new regulations issued on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao residents working in mainland China PRC authorities have recently issued several national notices to repeal the employment...

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...

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...

China’s new Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution imposes new obligations...

Recent developments As part of its "war on pollution", China recently issued its first law addressing soil pollution, the Law on the Prevention and Control...

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