Charltons wins Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award 2020!

We are pleased to announce that Charltons has been named the “Boutique Transactional Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2021.

Hong Kong Registration Regime for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones to Take Effect on 1 January 2023
HKEx and SFC Disciplinary Actions in May 2022
SFC Proposes Significant Amendments to SFO Enforcement Regime
Hong Kong Registration Regime for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones to Take Effect on 1 January 2023

Any person carrying on DPMS in Hong Kong will need to be registered or cease operations in Hong Kong. The Amendment Bill contains transitional provisions for DPMS carrying on business in Hong Kong before 1 January 2023.

HKEx and SFC Disciplinary Actions in May 2022

HKEx and SFC concluded disciplinary actions in May 2022 resulting in an order for the organisers of a global Ponzi scheme to compensate HK investors and the sanctioning of listed companies and their directors

SFC Proposes Significant Amendments to SFO Enforcement Regime

The SFC proposes significant amendments to the SFO to strengthen enforcement including amendments to sections 103(3)(j) & (k), 213 and the insider dealing provisions

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Hong Kong corporate finance law

, and in particular: capital markets, M&A law, regulatory and securities (including stocks & derivatives), natural resources law, corporate & commercial, private equity and funds practice, corporate restructuring, offshore and China funds.