Region: Hong Kong

Kirkland & Ellis hires Hong Kong partner

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Kirkland & Ellis has added former Clifford Chance counsel Richard Sharpe as a partner in its government and internal investigations group.

26 February 2018

Hong Kong financial authority adopts UK-inspired cooperation guidelines

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Hong Kong’s financial authority has established a system to reward companies for cooperating with its investigations by borrowing a now-abandoned settlement framework from the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

25 January 2018

ICAC charges Deutsche Bank executive with bribery

23 January 2018

Latham & Watkins beefs up banking investigations team

Deutsche Bank’s former head of litigation and regulatory enforcement in Hong Kong and Hogan Lovells co-head of global financial services litigation in London have joined Latham & Watkins.

16 January 2018

Hong Kong should be “ashamed” of police-sanctioned asset freezing

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Hong Kong lawyers say the local government should overhaul rigid legislation that allows police to indefinitely freeze bank accounts without any judicial oversight.

20 October 2017

DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers say they are still dealing with a multitude of US tax evasion investigations that sprung from settlements signed by 76 Swiss banks in 2013.

18 October 2017

Morgan Lewis adds investigations partner from Winston & Strawn

Charles Mo has moved to Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Hong Kong, where he has joined the firm's disputes, international arbitration and corporate compliance practices as partner.

11 September 2017

Hong Kong Monetary Authority senior counsel moves to Norton Rose Fulbright

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will take a tougher stance on anti-money laundering in the lead up to a review by the Financial Action Task Force, says Norton Rose Fulbright partner Etelka Bogardi.

05 September 2017

Ex-SFC enforcement director joins Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has hired Alan Linning, a former head of enforcement at Hong Kong's securities regulator, as partner in its disputes and litigation practice.

31 August 2017

Five partners flock to Kirkland from Ropes & Gray

Kirkland & Ellis has added five prominent investigations and government enforcement partners from Ropes & Gray in the US, London and Hong Kong.

22 August 2017

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