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  1. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Regulator relaxes rules for foreign investment firms

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID LIDAHL

    ... investment firms Who is eligible to be a QFII? Under PRC law, a foreign investor must obtain a special licence to become a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) to invest in China's ... and the net assets or other capital requirements of the QFII applicant.   What are the key changes brought by the new QFII provisions? Aiming to attract more foreign investment funds to China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1092310/regulator-relaxes-rules-foreign-investment-firms
  2. Business - POINT OF LAW

    Mainland investment fund market set for reforms

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LYNN YANG

    ... Lynn Yang New laws are expected to redefine the sector and promote transparency as China takes on a higher profile, Norton Rose partner Yang says Mainland investment fund market set for reforms The investment funds sector on the mainland could soon face a major overhaul. Two pieces of long-waited legislation, the amended Securities Investment Funds Law (SIF Law) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1020403/mainland-investment-fund-market-set-reforms
  3. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Employee choice changes the face of Hong Kong's MPF

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by CYNTHIA CHUNG

    ... regime in 2000, employers have been responsible for choosing the MPF scheme for their employees. Employees could only choose which investment funds to invest into within the employer's ... to be incurred by the trustee in selling or purchasing investments in order to give effect to the transfer. What are the rights and obligations of employers? The ECA has not provided additional legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1076408/employee-choice-changes-face-hong-kongs-mpf
  4. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Odds not in favour of investors in 'forward accumulator' court cases

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH AND WARREN GANESH, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

    ... their way through the courts. These disputes have their origins in losses incurred by investors as a result of investing in certain structured investment products during the "bull market" run that preceded the 2008 financial crash. The underlying investments are usually shares. The disputes tend to take two forms. First, the investor sues the financial institution (usually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1081855/odds-not-favour-investors-forward-accumulator-court
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - POINT OF LAW

    China property retains its appeal despite the risks

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster, Jennifer Chase

    ... Jeremy Liebster and Jennifer Chase Jeremy Liebster and Jennifer Chase, of DLA Piper, Hong Kong, discuss the rise of private equity real estate investment in China Mainland property retains its appeal despite the risks Why are private equity firms focusing on Chinese real estate? While overall private equity investment in China has fallen from its peak, the real estate sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1268931/china-property-retains-its-appeal-despite-risks
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - POINT OF LAW

    SFC tries to enhance professional investors' protection

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:39am by DAVID SMYTH AND WARREN GANESH

    ... and their investment companies or trusts. If adopted, the proposals would amend the code of conduct for intermediaries that come under the SFC’s supervision – licensed corporations and registered institutions ... Professional Investor Rules, a professional investor includes (among others) an individual with a portfolio of not less than HK$8 million (or the foreign-currency equivalent) or his or her investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1298272/sfc-tries-enhance-professional-investors-protection
  7. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New rules take many decisions out of SAFE hands

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Yi Lu, Sophie Han

    ... Yi Lu and Sophie Han Yi Lu and Sophie Han of Paul Hastings explain the implications of Circular 59, which promotes foreign direct investments and outbound investments New rules take many ... Improvement and Adjustment of Foreign Exchange Administration Policy of Foreign Direct Investments (Circular 59). It is a signal that SAFE is transitioning its role from micro to macro administration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1148808/new-rules-take-many-decisions-out-safe-hands
  8. Property - International - POINT OF LAW

    Investors need to act fast with caution

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster

    ... Jeremy Liebster Jeremy Liebster, of DLA Piper in Hong Kong, talks about real estate investment in London Investors need to act fast with caution London's continued importance ... of bargain".   Anything to watch out for? English leases are generally longer and more detailed than equivalents in Hong Kong and on the mainland. Lawyers for investment buyers need to review all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1294821/investors-need-act-fast-caution
  9. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Anyone can own a French vineyard- here's how to get started

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by MARK STEVENS, Nicholas Cook and Erwan Heurtel

    ... investment to the simple love of fine French wine. Who can buy a French vineyard? There are generally no restrictions on investing on the basis of citizenship or jurisdiction of incorporation ... along with ownership of the shares and it will not be necessary to apply for a new licence. However, if the investment takes the form of an asset acquisition, this will constitute a change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1293188/anyone-can-own-french-vineyard-heres-how-get-started
  10. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JUSTIN WILSON, Sun Hong

    ... Justin Wilson and Sun Hong For any transaction there must be no question that what is bought is what was actually bargained for, warn partners at Norton Rose It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland How well do you know and understand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1073377/its-case-buyer-beware-if-moving-mainland

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