Region: Hong Kong

SFC’s Canadian enforcement director gets second term amid diplomatic spat

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Tom Atkinson has secured second term as executive director of enforcement at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission despite concerns that China would derail his leadership challenge.

07 May 2019

Hong Kong removes economic crimes from extradition law amendment

27 March 2019

Proposed amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition law faces backlash from all sides

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Lawyers say that the government’s proposed amendment to change Hong Kong’s extradition laws to allow suspects to be handed over to mainland China raises fundamental concerns due to shortcomings in China’s legal system.

26 March 2019

Hong Kong ruling affirms SFC’s right to share evidence with foreign regulators

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Lawyers said the ruling also confirms that individuals and companies have a right against self-incrimination when responding to a notice that compels them to produce information.

25 February 2019

Dechert hires former Hong Kong SFC legal counsel

Maria Sit has joined Dechert’s Hong Kong office to help build the firm’s dispute resolution capabilities in Asia.

21 February 2019

French probe into Malaysian submarine deal stalled

12 February 2019

News developments over the holiday season

Happy New Year from the team at GIR! A round up of news developments from the past two weeks, including enforcement actions against JPMorgan Chase and Total.

02 January 2019

Six-strong white-collar team joins Minter Ellison in Hong Kong

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Six partners from Reed Smith Richards Butler will join Minter Ellison’s Hong Kong office as partners on 1 January 2019.

26 November 2018

FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

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The once fruitful line of US-led foreign bribery work appears to be drying up in East Asia as lawyers report a significant drop off in cases and companies increasingly attempt to sidestep US bribery probes.

20 November 2018

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

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Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

02 November 2018

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