O'Melveny & Myers LLP
COVID-19 has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO). There is now a global reach of the virus. What could...
Contracts sometimes include a ‘force majeure' clause which allows a party to be excused from its contractual obligations in the event of a ‘force majeure event(s)'.
In our recent article we discussed the legal ramifications of the force majeure clauses to "excuse" parties from performing onerous or impossible contracts in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The outbreak of COVID-19 novel coronavirus has brought about disruptions to both public life and international business of an unprecedented scale.
When The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited concluded the discussion surrounding Weighted Voting Rights in April 2018, only individuals who have been materially responsible for the growth of the innovative company could benefit from WVR.
Despite an otherwise difficult year, Hong Kong has again solidified its position as one of the prime finance centers of the world, and tops the world's IPO fund-raising list in 2019 for the sixth time in the last 10 years.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dual listing refers to a situation where a company's shares are listed and traded on two different stock markets. A company seeking to raise funds from the capital markets
In a judgment delivered on 22 November 2019, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal has determined the extent to which ‘anti-Bartlett' clauses commonly found in trust instruments are effective
Its revenue and profit in 2018 reached RMB1,887.1 million and RMB352.7 million respectively.
The Manager-in-Charge ("MIC") regime was fully implemented by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") on 17 October 2017 to promote proper conduct and increase awareness of individual responsibility and accountability.
The offshore region recorded more M&A transactions in the first half of 2019 than in the same time period over any of the past five years, according to a report released today by offshore law firm
Hong Kong remains an exciting market in which to establish a new business, but make sure you get the basics of incorporation right so you're up and running when you want to be.
The ASIFMA report examines the key aspects of the tokenised security lifecycle end-to-end and how these processes compare to traditional securities.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 31 October 2019, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a circular (Circular) on the use of electronic data storage providers (EDSPs) by licensed corporations (LCs).
Shareholders' disputes, in some cases, are like a divorce. Business partners work for years together, and eventually build up a successful business empire, only to find that it is time to go separate ways.
As the investment funds industry evolves it has become essential that Asian managers have the right approach to corporate governance in place to attract capital from Western institutional investors.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Last Friday, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a consultation on proposals to regulate depositaries (trustees and custodians) of SFC-authorized...
Since the establishment of the United Nations' World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development has been gaining momentum in the private equity (PE) industry.
2019 was a busy year for the acquisition and leveraged loan
market in Southeast Asia and India.
Mayer Brown has been operating in Asia for over 150 years. We have a strong footprint across Asia with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan.