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Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China

Banking & Finance

Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China

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

27 February 2018

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

The future of cryptocurrency in Hong Kong

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

06 October 2017

10 things you need to know about Ethereum

Part of KWM's digital fundamentals series, discover the what, how and why of Ethereum.

07 August 2017

FATF Plenary: 8 things you should know

Key takeouts from the Financial Action Task Force, the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing's, plenary meeting.

01 August 2017

"Know Your Token": A guide to participating in token sales

Token sales are rapidly gaining momentum as the darling of capital raising in the digital economy.

31 July 2017

The “gig economy”: the new show in town

This post explores some of the key drivers and international developments. It also explores a number of employment law-related questions that existing companies, new entrants and start-ups should...

24 July 2017

10 things you need to know about Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

The who, the what and the why of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

03 July 2017

From Stock Connect to Bond Connect – The first northbound trade under Bond Connect launches today

This client article will primarily examine the key features and legal issues relating to Northbound Trading.

03 July 2017

Home run for China A-shares: MSCI decides to include China A-shares in its major global indexes from June 2018

Investment funds and financial products tracking these indexes globally will now be mandated to invest in the China A-shares market from June 2018.

21 June 2017

MSCI’s 2017 Annual Market Classification Review due tomorrow: a recap of what’s at stake for inclusion of China A-shares

MSCI’s decision in the upcoming review will ultimately be based on its Global Investable Markets Indexes Methodology, which includes 18 measures across its market accessibility criteria.

19 June 2017

A Belt and Road conversation with Dr Wang Wenying, Secretary General of CIETAC HK and Sarah Grimmer, Secretary General of HKIAC

The Belt and Road initiative in Hong Kong and what it means for China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

24 May 2017