SFC Circular Reminds Intermediaries of their Obligations to Ensure Suitability and Timely Dissemination of Information to Clients
Apr 1, 2020
A summary of the SFC’s circular to licensed intermediaries: reminder of important obligations to ensure suitability and timely dissemination of information to clients, which has regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 1, 2020
The following provides a summary of SFC guidance on licensing matters in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant restrictions that may impact the fulfilment of licensing obligations.
Mar 31, 2020
HKEx updated its listing guidance including guidance for mineral company listing applicants and on the IPO sponsor due diligence work and listing document disclosure required for distributorship business models
Mar 30, 2020
HKEx and the SFC issued a further guidance on results announcements in a follow up to the February Joint Statement in respect of disclosure of financial information and inside information.
Mar 27, 2020
Hong Kong’s Limited Partnership Fund Bill was gazetted on 20 March 2020 and will allow funds to be set up as limited partnerships in Hong Kong.
Mar 20, 2020
In January 2020, HKEx published its Review of Issuers’ Annual Report Disclosure examining annual reports for the financial year of 2018 and making recommendations accordingly.
Mar 6, 2020
COVID-19 has impacted industries across the spectrum and such disruptions have exposed parties to potential liability. Accordingly, we explore whether COVID-19 can constitute a force majeure under an agreement.
Mar 4, 2020
A summary of recent SFC and HKEx Listing Committee disciplinary actions in relation to breach of the Listing Rules, breach of the Code on Share Buy-backs and the lifting of UBS’ suspension to act as sponsor.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank of Thailand Report on a joint Central Bank Digital Currency research project
Feb 27, 2020
HKMA and Bank of Thailand published a joint CBDC research project – Project Inthanon-LionRock – to study and develop a Thai baht-Hong Kong dollar cross-border corridor network prototype for fund transfers
Feb 26, 2020
Hong Kong’s financial secretary delivered the government’s budget plan, noting the tough economic environment and the implementation of counter-cyclical measures.
Feb 21, 2020
SFC published its SFC Regulatory Bulletin (Issue No. 4) to provide an update on its front-loaded approach to regulating market quality and corporate misconduct
Feb 19, 2020
HKEx published a consultation paper seeking feedback on a proposal to allow corporate entities to benefit from WVR, which at present can only be held by individuals.