Region: Hong Kong

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

Ex-Hong Kong judge: Courts will treat national security cases fairly

A former Hong Kong chief justice has said that he expects local courts will rule on cases brought under China’s controversial national security law with fairness.

08 December 2021

People News: FCA hires new general counsel

In the latest People News round up, the UK’s financial regulator has recruited veteran civil servant Stephen Roman to serve as its general counsel, and Fried Frank, Cooley and Hughes Hubbard & Reed nab US prosecutors.

07 December 2021

Former Hong Kong stock exchange executive acquitted of accepting bribes

03 December 2021

Hong Kong regulator fines four banks over anti-money laundering breaches

Hong Kong’s banking regulator has fined Swiss lender UBS, Commercial Bank of China and two other banks for historic anti-money laundering breaches.

22 November 2021

Hong Kong banks urged to tip off authorities for suspected national security law breaches

25 October 2021

New Zealand punishes Hong Kong bank for compliance failures

A high court judge said that comments by a senior CLSAP executive that the bank needed a “bendier” head of compliance suggested that its violations of the local anti-money laundering law were intentional.

14 September 2021

Hong Kong authorities charge ex-HSBC executive over alleged bribery scheme

08 September 2021

Hong Kong authorities launch joint bribery investigation

16 August 2021

KPMG pays $84m to settle Hong Kong listing negligence claim

20 July 2021

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