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Chinese company linked to weapons of mass destruction charged with US sanctions violations

The US has charged a Chinese commodities company and four of its top executives over allegations they violated sanctions on North Korea and set up front companies to cover their tracks.

Proposed amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition law faces backlash from all sides

Lawyers say that the government’s proposed amendment to change Hong Kong’s extradition laws to allow suspects to be handed over to mainland China raises fundamental concerns due to shortcomings in China’s legal system.

Prosecutors double-down as bribery sentence looms for ex-Hong Kong minister

Ahead of the sentencing of a former Hong Kong home affairs minister who was found guilty of offering bribes to African officials, prosecutors are pointing to further alleged wrongdoing that they did not pursue.

Hong Kong ruling affirms SFC’s right to share evidence with foreign regulators

Lawyers said the ruling also confirms that individuals and companies have a right against self-incrimination when responding to a notice that compels them to produce information.

In China, a perfect storm brews over US multinationals

Brent Carlson and Colum Bancroft at AlixPartners explain why employees in China are becoming increasingly tempted to break the law.

Six-strong white-collar team joins Minter Ellison in Hong Kong

Six partners from Reed Smith Richards Butler will join Minter Ellison’s Hong Kong office as partners on 1 January 2019.

FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

The once fruitful line of US-led foreign bribery work appears to be drying up in East Asia as lawyers report a significant drop off in cases and companies increasingly attempt to sidestep US bribery probes.

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

Hong Kong SFC enforcement director joins Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May has hired Wynne Mok from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to work in the firm’s Hong Kong-based investigations practice.

Kirkland & Ellis hires Hong Kong partner

Kirkland & Ellis has added former Clifford Chance counsel Richard Sharpe as a partner in its government and internal investigations group.

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