Sorry Not Sorry

“Sorry, not sorry” – what do you need to know about the apology legislation in Hong Kong?

On 13 July 2017, the Hong Kong Legislative Council (“LegCo”) passed the long-awaited Apology Bill. It came into effect on 1 December 2017. While other common law jurisdictions such as Australia have enacted apology laws, the Apology Bill is the first of its kind in Asia. In Hong Kong, an apology could previously only be admitted in civil proceedings to …

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Hong Kong customer due diligence requirements: address proof no longer required

Hong Kong’s financial institution regulators have announced a significant change to the customer due diligence (“CDD“) requirements for anti-money laundering …

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Big data and international cooperation – potential impacts for insider dealing actions

Charges for insider dealing are ripe for news headlines – often involving covert arrangements between individuals and driven by greed …

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Bringing it all together: Wolfsberg issues fresh anti-bribery and corruption guidance

We have recently covered corruption and bribery across sport, business and politics. In a timely development, the Wolfsberg Group, an …

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Hong Kong’s home-grown football scandal: ICAC brings charges for match-fixing

Another day, another football scandal but this time it’s close to home. On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against …

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge hit by corruption scandal

A construction contractor in Hong Kong has been suspended and its staff arrested for corruption in relation to the alleged …

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“Ivory laundering”: What you should know about developments in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Legislative Council (“Legco”) is currently considering passing stricter regulation and penalties for illicit animal and plant trafficking, …

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FIFA corruption scandal continues

In April 2015 we considered the FIFA scandal and how the allegations interacted with the obligations on financial institutions in …

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Picasso, diamonds and gambling – where are things up to on the 1MDB scandal?

1Malyasia Development Berhad (“1MDB”) has made international headlines again with international celebrities continuing to be embroiled in the scandal. We …

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Buying an SFC-licensed entity? 5 things you should know

On 2 June 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular about responsible officers and substantial shareholders (June Circular).  …

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SpaceTech: Taking Off

Space, despite being a vacuum, is heating up.  Last month CB Insights detailed 57 start-ups that are focused on the …

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