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Insurance Authority testing the waters on its first ‘fast track’ licence

A recent statement from the Insurance Authority’s (“IA”) CEO Mr Clement Cheung indicated that the IA is set to approve …

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Decentralised exchanges feel the heat

This post was written by Urszula McCormack, Richard Mertl, Leonie Tear and Jack Nelson Combine a smart contract with a …

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“Mastermind” nominee and warehousing arrangements under scrutiny

Nominee and warehousing arrangements can serve important purposes. However, they are also ripe for abuse. Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures …

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E-sports – a new ball game

For those who watched the team selection day for the NBA 2K league, you may have been forgiven for being …

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Latest SFC inspection findings on AML/CTF systems and controls: a warning shot to the industry

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a robust circular on 31 August 2018 in relation to the adequacy of …

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Putting a stop to slavery: Hong Kong reforms on the horizon?

This post was written by Urszula McCormack and Nikita Ajwani With an estimated 40.3 million slavery victims globally[1], and an …

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“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 …

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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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