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23rd Dec 2019Articles

Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issue statement regarding disclosure and transparency

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has recently issued a statement reminding listed companies of their duties of disclosure and transparency, particularly when it comes to the nature and identity of their counterparties to transactions. As part of its on-going drive to tackle market and corporate misconduct, the SFC emphasised the importance of listed issuers […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Food Labelling in the Wake of the Death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse

Few Coroners’ Inquests attract as much public attention as that into the death of fifteen-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. And nobody who followed those proceedings could help but be left shaken, particularly by the account of Natasha’s father, who was present when his daughter succumbed to a catastrophic anaphylactic reaction as a result of eating a baguette […]

26th Mar 2018Newsletters

An Update on the Enforcement Function of the Securities and Futures Commission

It is some time since I wrote in a previous newsletter about the appointment of Tom Atkinson, former Director of the Ontario Securities Commission, as Director of Enforcement at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission. Now, after almost two years at the helm, Mr Atkinson can boast an astonishing increase in the value of fines […]

28th Jun 2017Newsletters

Positive developments in third party funding of arbitrations

Hong Kong’s bid to join Singapore as a leading hub for international arbitration was bolstered by the successful passage of the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding)(Amendment) Bill 2016 on 14 June 2017. The passage of the Bill means the amendment of the Arbitration Ordinance and the Mediation Ordinance, and marks the coming into […]

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