Region: Hong Kong

SFC puts Hong Kong firms on notice over lax AML controls

22 September 2016

Hong Kong rules on “thought crime” money-laundering appeal

A judgment by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal says that prosecutors don't need to prove property handled by an individual is the proceeds of crime – only that the defendant thought it was.

03 August 2016

Top Hong Kong court approves ‘sweetener doctrine’ appeal

In a striking echo of the recent US McDonnell decision, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal is to hear a case that will determine whether prosecutors must prove a specific benefit was derived from a corrupt payment to establish misconduct in public office offences.

15 July 2016

ICAC denies firing lead prosecutor over Hong Kong corruption probe

15 July 2016

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Featured in The Due Process Guide 2016

There were few due process complaints about Hong Kong’s SFC, which lawyers said is Asia’s leading government enforcement agency.

02 June 2016

Nardello hires former US diplomat to lead Hong Kong practice

Former US diplomat and investigator Amie Chang has joined global investigations firm Nardello & Co as head of the Hong Kong office, the company announced on Thursday 28 April.

27 April 2016

China launches bribery investigating into pharmaceutical company

07 April 2016

HK tribunal upholds SFC action against Moody's

01 April 2016

People news

A round-up of the latest people news, including a cybersecurity prosecutor joining Debevoise, a former DOJ official joining Skadden and a FCA lawyer moving to Mayer Brown.

04 March 2016

JP Morgan uncovers extent of questionable hiring practice in China

JP Morgan Chase has uncovered evidence during a foreign bribery internal investigation that it hired the friends or family members of executives at 75 per cent of the large Chinese companies it advised in initial public offerings in Hong Kong, according to the Wall Street Journal.

02 December 2015

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