Region: Hong Kong

People News: Former White House lawyer returns to private practice

A former counsel in President Joseph Biden’s White House has rejoined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and a retired US district court judge has entered private practice.

22 February 2024

People News: Binance hires a new compliance chief in the US

Crypto firm Binance has appointed a new chief compliance officer in the US following a major resolution in November and Switzerland’s Finma has a new chief executive.

31 January 2024

Hong Kong

Featured in The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations - Edition 8

It is common practice for an internal investigation to begin with the drafting of an investigation plan detailing the objectives, scope, roles and responsibilities for the investigation.

10 January 2024

Sanctions Docket: Fridman loses OFSI challenge over payment waivers

In the latest round-up of sanctions developments, oligarch Mikhail Fridman has lost a tussle with OFSI for permission to make further payments towards the upkeep of his house, and a US automotive electronics supplier is still waiting to hear from OFAC almost a decade after a voluntary self-disclosure of potential sanctions breaches.

27 October 2023

Asia-Pacific Compliance Enforcement

Featured in The Guide to Compliance - Second Edition

12 October 2023

Developments in the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong

Featured in The Guide to Sanctions - Fourth Edition

China currently maintains a relatively modest export control regime. As for the scope of controlled items, items on the multilateral non-proliferation control list constitute the main body of China’s dual-use export control list.

29 September 2023

Recent Trends in Asia-Pacific Anti-Money Laundering

Featured in The Guide to Anti-Money Laundering - First Edition

Authorities across the Asia-Pacific region continue to tackle money laundering and the financing of terrorism through enforcement actions and prosecutions while concurrently seeking to amend and update the regulatory regimes to plug gaps and address developments in this area.

13 September 2023

Chinese car maker raided by Hong Kong anti-corruption agency

08 August 2023

In-memoriam: Crispin Rapinet (1964-2023)

Practitioners in London and Hong Kong remember Crispin Rapinet, a Hogan Lovells solicitor and GIR board member who was described as an outstanding lawyer to work with and an equally great person to be around.

01 August 2023

Swiss bank’s conviction overturned in 1MDB case

A Swiss court has quashed the country’s first-ever conviction of a bank for enabling money laundering.

04 July 2023

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