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  1. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New listing rules to strengthen Hong Kong’s IPO market

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by MARK CHAN

    ... A lot has been said about the recent amendments to the listing regime, which comes into effect on October 1. Many people see these changes as a positive step to protect investors' interests, but there are others who view them as overly onerous and un ...

  2. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Prest divorce case clarifies limits of a corporate holding of assets in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by STACEY DEVOY

    ... be penetrated only when fraud can be established. This long-established principle of corporate law applies equally in all courts, even the family court. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal concluded Mrs ... multidisciplinary approach having regard to the nuances of both corporate and family law. High-net-worth individuals and wealthy families whose objectives are to protect family wealth in the event ...

  3. 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

    ... In May, the Securities and Futures Commission launched a consultation on proposals to enhance protection given to individual professional investors and their investment companies or trusts. ...

  4. 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 as a global centre of commerce means property in the city is viewed by many ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - POINT OF LAW

    How supply chain finance lends itself to Asian markets

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jolyon Ellwood-Russell and Catherine Arlin

    ... jurisdiction for the purchase of goods, are the terms of trade governed by the Buyer's law or the law of the Supplier? The answer to this question depends on the bargaining strength of the Buyer ...

  6. 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

    ... In the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of wine-loving overseas investors seeking to buy vineyards in France. ...

  7. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New merger rules aim to speed up review process

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, Karen Song

    ... David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng and Karen Song David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng and Karen Song of Paul Hastings discuss the new merger regulations on the mainland New merger rules aim to speed up review process The Ministry of Commerce has published draft rules desi ...

  8. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Shareholders use rights to see records

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by WARREN GANESH, JASON CARMICHAEL

    ... Warren Ganesh and Jason Carmichael Warren Ganesh and Jason Carmichael of Smyth & Co, with RPC, consider developing law on shareholder access to company records Shareholders use rights ... 30, 2013). The case law suggests that if the court's conscience is pricked it applies a pragmatic approach, worthy of a statutory provision designed to, among other things, encourage ...

  9. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Dealing and non-disclosure causes for prosecution

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by ALLAN LEUNG, Danny Leung

    ... Kong's anti-money-laundering provisions have in recent years come under scrutiny, and the authorities have continued to crack down on suspected money laundering by developing new laws and guidelines and increasing enforcement activities. The provisions apply to all types of businesses and you should be aware of how they could affect yours. The law criminalises money-laundering conduct ...

  10. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New law may bolster Hong Kong market for Islamic finance

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by DAVIDE BARZILAI

    ... Davide Barzilai Davide Barzilai, a banking partner at Norton Rose, talks about Islamic finance in Hong Kong New law will bolster HK market for Islamic finance The Financial Services ... with a conventional product yielding similar economic returns, such as a bond. In brief, Islamic law prohibits various activities, including the payment and receipt of interest. This means that while loans ...




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