Professional Negligence

Burden of Proof in MMT Proceedings

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Is There a Place for Burden of Proof in Market Misconduct Tribunal Proceedings?

We explain that in MMT proceedings, the SFC does not bear any burden of proof, and that the standard of proof is on a balance of probabilities.

13 March 2020

Enforcing internal controls and pursuing accountability

Read on as we sum up the SFC’s recent activities based on its February 2020 Quarterly Report.

11 March 2020

Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Obligations and issues from an employment law perspective

We explore the rights and obligations of both employers and employees from an employment law perspective during the coronavirus outbreak.

03 March 2020

Business continuity and regulatory compliance amidst the coronavirus outbreak

We outline practical steps that businesses should consider taking for business continuity and regulatory compliance in such tumultuous times.

02 March 2020

SFC’s Quarterly Report sheds light on regulatory enforcement trends in Hong Kong

We summarise the key implications on regulatory enforcement trends based on the SFC's latest quarterly report.

03 January 2020

Tracking recent Hong Kong bankruptcy judgments

We discuss two significant recent insolvency law judgments given by the Hong Kong courts.

23 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

First Order issued under Interim Measures Arrangement between China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR

We explore the first order under the new interim measures Arrangement that came into effect on 1 October 2019.

11 October 2019

Unique advantage when selecting HKSAR or China Mainland Arbitration: new interim measures Arrangement comes into effect on 1 October 2019

The new interim measures Arrangement will come into effect on 1 October 2019 for both China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR.

26 September 2019

ICSID releases a special issue of its Caseload Statistics focused on the South and East Asia Pacific Region

We discuss the caseload statistics issued by the ICSID involving States in the South & East Asia & the Pacific Region.

06 September 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

Enforcing Mainland judgments in Hong Kong – May/Shall/Can – Is there an exclusive jurisdiction clause?

We discuss the importance of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in recognising PRC court judgments as Hong Kong court judgments.

25 June 2019

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