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...
The World Health Organisation has declared a global health emergency over an outbreak of a novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") since December 2019.
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.
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.
Until recently the question of sustainable or ESG investing was not on the agenda of the vast majority of asset managers in Asia.
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.
Clyde & Co
The new statutory licensing and conduct regime for insurance intermediaries comes into operation on 23 September 2019.
The arrival of Henry and Kyle, who were members of the dispute resolution and litigation practice at Carey Olsen Bermuda prior to heading to Hong Kong, means the Hong Kong office now boasts British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands and Bermuda qualified lawyers on the ground.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
MoFo pro bono lawyers pour their hearts and souls — and hours — into a variety of worthy projects. And, no matter the result, our attorneys always leave behind a mark on the clients
Hong Kong also scores well for being flexible in extending tax filing deadlines, one of only 32% of jurisdictions to do so globally.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
This Hong Kong regulatory update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed (or planning to list)
A milestone in Hong Kong tax laws, the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No 6) Ordinance 2018 introduces a formal transfer pricing regime.
Clyde & Co
New rules will bringer tougher conduct, corporate governance and fitness and probity obligations.
Duff and Phelps
The MIC regime in Hong Kong is going to require firms to look more closely at their governance structures.
Hong Kong is an established business hub strategically centred in the heart of Asia, but navigating the complex tax, legal and regulatory hurdles can be difficult without local help on board.
The high level of certainty of obtaining shareholders' approval for whitewash waivers could lead to potential abuse by parties looking to obtain or consolidate control through whitewash transactions in Hong Kong.
Listing of innovative companies with weighted voting rights (WVR) has been the subject of much controversy since the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ("Exchange") put forward the WVR Concept Paper in August 2014.
Economic substance, fund governance and ESG were the three key topics discussed by the technical panel at the HKVCA Asia Venture Capital
HR administration and payroll should be key areas of focus for all retail industry participants, as there are challenges that can have a significant impact on their business.