Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong financial authority adopts UK-inspired cooperation guidelines

Hong Kong’s financial authority has established a system to reward companies for cooperating with its investigations by borrowing a now-abandoned settlement framework from the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Hong Kong should be “ashamed” of police-sanctioned asset freezing

Hong Kong lawyers say the local government should overhaul rigid legislation that allows police to indefinitely freeze bank accounts without any judicial oversight.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority senior counsel moves to Norton Rose Fulbright

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will take a tougher stance on anti-money laundering in the lead up to a review by the Financial Action Task Force, says Norton Rose Fulbright partner Etelka Bogardi.

People news roundup: Davis Polk promotes in Hong Kong

The latest people news includes Davis Polk promoting a counsel to partner, and DLA Piper hiring Cooley’s former FCPA practice co-chair.

GIR Live Hong Kong: AML enforcement is booming

Hong Kong’s senior assistant director of public prosecutions has warned financial institutions to remain vigilant against money laundering as enforcement in the region ramps up.

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