Acquisition & Leveraged Finance

New CSRC rules on Stock Connect trading services

Banking & Finance

Online client onboarding by licensed corporations in Hong Kong

This Circular supplements the existing laws, guidelines and circulars on KYC requirements and account opening procedures for intermediaries.

17 July 2018

Chinese Non-Performing Loans (NPLs): SAFE enhances pilot program to facilitate purchases of NPLs by foreign investors

China's SAFE recently made several enhancements to an existing pilot program regarding the cross-border transfer of Chinese NPLs to foreign investors.

12 June 2018

ICLG Anti-Money Laundering 2018: Guide to Australian, Hong Kong and PRC law

With penalties escalating and a heightened regulatory focus on effective financial crime compliance, we are delighted to share with you the chapters that KWM has written for The...

08 June 2018

Virtual Banking in Hong Kong and China (Updated)

This alert summarises all you need to know about virtual banking in Hong Kong, and also the latest HKMA requirements.

05 June 2018
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China connected to global markets: MSCI includes China A-shares in its major global indices from 1 June 2018

This article recaps MSCI’s 2017 decision to include A-shares in its major global indices and summarise the steps taken to address the related issues.

31 May 2018

Chinese futures market: Guidance for foreign investors in the Shanghai INE

This article provides guidance for foreign investors in the Shanghai International Energy Exchange.

10 May 2018

ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2018: Guide to Australian, Hong Kong and PRC law

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2017 provides a practical cross-border guide into lending and secured finance. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

03 May 2018

First Hong Kong crypto regulatory action: Black Cell halts KROPS token sale

Our view on SFC's regulatory action regarding a token sale for possible contraventions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

22 March 2018

Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China

Our analysis on HKMA's published Guideline on the authorisation of virtual banks.

27 February 2018
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ICOs – A Dripping Roast for Disputes Lawyers?

Despite the current trends in digital token sales, investors should take note of some potential risks involved.

08 January 2018
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The future of cryptocurrency in Hong Kong

Consensus that digital assets offer a remarkable platform for achieving genuinely transformative outcomes.

06 October 2017