Region: Hong Kong

OFSI fines competition organiser for accepting Crimea wines

The UK's civil sanctions enforcer has issued a £30,000 penalty to the UK company behind an annual beverage competition in Hong Kong for breaching sanctions targeting a Russian state company.

27 September 2022

People news: In-house compliance hires at Eurotrader, Purplebricks and others

An estate agent, a university and a US technology company are among the companies that have filled in-house compliance roles in the latest people news roundup.

09 September 2022

People News: new SEC and NCA appointments

In the latest roundup, two enforcement agencies appoint new directors, while a food processing company named a new CCO.

23 August 2022

People News: Ukraine names new head of anti-corruption office

In the latest roundup, Ukraine appoints a new lead anti-corruption prosecutor, a US law firm sets up a civil rights and racial equity audit group while a multinational brewer has hired a new CCO.

29 July 2022

People News: Former SEC commissioner leaves agency to teach law at NYU

In the latest people news update, a former SEC commissioner will be swapping courtrooms for classrooms as she leaves the agency to teach law at New York University, while a New Jersey fintech bank has bolstered its crypto compliance team with a new hire.

28 June 2022

Zondo Commission calls for investigation into South African banks

South Africa’s long-running anti-corruption inquiry has asked the country’s financial intelligence unit to investigate whether lenders have complied with anti-money laundering rules.

24 June 2022

People news: Danske Bank compliance chief headed to Rabobank

In the latest people news update, Danske Bank’s top compliance executive is set to become Rabobank’s chief financial economic crime officer, and Ropes & Gray has poached the US Department of Justice’s first in-house compliance expert.

17 June 2022

Citigroup Asia slapped with $45m fine for misleading clients about trades

Hong Kong’s financial markets regulator said that the bank’s culture encouraged “chasing revenue at the expense of basic standards of honesty”.

28 January 2022

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

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