Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Investigator’s Guide

GIR looks at the intricacies of carrying out investigations in Hong Kong, including political considerations, data protection regulations and the city’s unique mosaic of enforcement bodies.

Bar Survey

Hong Kong Bar Survey

GIR takes an inside look at Hong Kong’s burgeoning white-collar bar and meets the region’s go-to lawyers for complex fraud, corruption and money laundering cases.

Other Highlights

Compliance “double standard” cost Goldman Sachs dearly

US authorities highlighted how the bank failed to snuff out wrongdoing in the 1MDB scheme despite continued suspicions and significant red flags. “This has been an exceptionally trying experience I have to admit,” said one compliance executive.

Hong Kong court confirms SFC’s right to seize devices and passwords

The High Court of Hong Kong has ruled that the city’s financial markets regulator has the power to seize electronic devices from suspects and demand their passwords in the course of its investigations.

Hong Kong SFC censured for delays

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has received criticism from an internal watchdog over the speed of its investigations.

Kobre & Kim partner joins Paul Hastings’ white-collar practice in Asia

Paul Hastings has hired Shaun Wu as a partner in its investigations and white-collar defence practice in Asia.

Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

The manufacturer of Shark vacuums has disclosed possible violations of US sanctions on Iran over business it did with the country’s state-owned shipping company.

Steptoe opens Hong Kong office with two Clifford Chance hires

Steptoe & Johnson has recruited Clifford Chance partner Wendy Wysong to launch the firm’s new Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong SFC director: “we’re working on the difficult stuff”

The director of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said the agency has posted record-high fines following tough scrutiny on conduct in initial public offerings.

US court allows prosecutors to access non-US bank records in sanctions probe

A US court’s decision to green light prosecutors’ subpoena of bank records that did not pass through the US financial system could extend the reach of the US justice system.

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