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Cloud has us jumping through hoops

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Cloud has us jumping through hoops

Based on an SFC circular on the use of external electronic data storage providers, we look into why organisations are moving to the Cloud.

12 December 2019

SFC circular to asset managers on dubious arrangements or transactions

When should asset managers decide to call off a proposed private fund, or a discretionary account arrangement? We analyse SFC's guidance on these.

11 December 2019

(R)QFII: 5 things you need to know after removal of investment quota

We discuss 5 things you need to know after removal of investment quota under (R)QFII.

19 September 2019

New guidance for banks on AML/CFT

We summarise the Hong Kong Association of Banks’ latest FAQs on some thornier AML/CFT compliance issues.

06 August 2019

Self-remedy enforcement rules in China’s bond market – an offshore perspective

With more concerns about enforcing the PRC Property Law (article 219), certain default rules are recently published under our advisory experience.

26 July 2019

SFC clarifies and introduces new acceptable approaches for remote client on-boarding by licensed corporations in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong SFC recently issued two circulars to clarify the requirements for online account opening by licensed corporations.

11 July 2019

SFC issues circular to licensed corporations on third-party deposits and payments

We set out the SFC’s expectations for licensed corporations’ policies, procedures and controls to mitigate the risk from third-party transactions.

02 July 2019

International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation Laws and Regulations

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into securitisation. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

05 June 2019

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2019

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into lending and secured finance. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

15 April 2019

Fostering growth as reinsurance and risk management centres in the GBA – Hong Kong sets to introduce insurance linked securities legislation

Based on the structure of insurance-linked securities, we explore the potential opportunities for Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area.

03 April 2019

10 things you need to know about digital identity

This briefsheet sets out 10 points on the what, how and why of digital identity.

05 March 2019
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A new blueprint for growth — Analysis of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

This article sums up the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and its vision for the core GBA cities.

25 February 2019
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