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Virtual banking in Hong Kong and China

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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

"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

Who will lead Smart Cities — SMEs, MNCs or Governments?

We gathered senior legal, IT and infrastructure professionals representing transport, TMT, energy and consulting businesses for a roundtable discussion in Hong Kong (on an unattributable basis) around the...

23 May 2017

The future of cybersecurity – WWTD? (What Would Trump Do?)

The US Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that the theft of data and other IP results in a global cost between $450-600 billion each year.

08 February 2017

Hong Kong Monetary Authority releases White Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

The continued development of Fintech is changing the way that banks and other financial institutions do business with each other and their clients.

07 December 2016

Data protection at home and abroad: a comparison of approaches

In some jurisdictions (notably across the EU), potential fines for data protection compliance infringement now rival anti-trust enforcement penalties.

22 November 2016

Agile or Fragile - traditional waterfall vs. agile software developments

We gathered senior legal and IT professionals from both vendors and major users of information services to a roundtable discussion as to their uptake of agile based computing....

25 October 2016