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  1. Business - POINT OF LAW

    Helping investors get redress, simply

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... must be regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission or Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Institutions providing credit-rating services are excluded. An individual investor can lodge ... claimants. What is an eligible claim? It is one that, among things, stems from a financial service received by an individual or a sole proprietor that involves less than HK$500,000, including ...

  2. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Employee choice changes the face of Hong Kong's MPF

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

    ... 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 rights nor has it imposed additional legal obligations on employers. Employers will not be required to be involved in the transfer process. From an employer's perspective, the mandatory ...

  3. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Guidelines help China to take step forward in data privacy

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT THIIEL

    ... Security Technology- Guidelines for personal information protection system for public and commercial services". The guidelines, which came into effect on February 1, not only shed some ... are not necessarily devoid of legal significance. Also, it is expected that these guidelines will serve as an important reference in lawmaking, when the mainland enacts its own comprehensive data privacy law. ...

  4. Property - International - POINT OF LAW

    Investors need to act fast with caution

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

    ... plans and clearly show details of ownerships, mortgages and encumbrances while the English legal system is widely understood and generally seen as reliable and transparent.   What about tax? ... the property's feel and pulled out of the deal.   WRITE TO US Send your legal questions to bizpost@scmp.com. ...

  5. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    SEC probe raises uncertainty over VIE structures

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by WILLIAM MCGOVERN

    ... through legal agreements rather than direct share ownership. A Chinese citizen may form a domestic company- the actual VIE- and retain sole shareholder control. Separately, the shareholders ... the VIE's operations. The flow of funds from the VIE to shareholders is accomplished mainly through service agreements, under which the VIE agrees to pay the WFOE for services provided.   Why ...

  6. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New listing rules to strengthen Hong Kong’s IPO market

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

    ... its No 1 position in the international IPO market.   WRITE TO US Send your legal questions to bizpost@scmp.com. ...

  7. 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

    ... entity and the value of the transaction. A potential investor should make it a priority to instruct a legal adviser at an early stage of the process, making sure that their legal adviser can ...

  8. 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

    ... interpretation of its statutory power to deal with assets to which a party was "entitled". Entitlement has a strict legal meaning and is not an interchangeable term for concepts like ... Send your legal questions to bizpost@scmp.com. ...

  9. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... or the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Institutions providing credit rating services are excluded. An individual investor who believes he or she has an eligible claim against a financial institution can ... arises out of, among other things, a financial service provided by a financial institution regulated by the SFC or the HKMA; (ii) is by an individual or a sole proprietor who has (or had) ...

  10. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    When advantage becomes a bribe

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH MCDONALD

    ... loans, services, contracts, employment, the exercise or forbearance of exercise of certain rights, favours and discharge of liability in whole or in part. There is no minimum threshold.   What ... or acceptance should take place in Hong Kong in order to be covered by the ordinance.   Is it necessary to have a gifts and entertainment policy? There is no legal requirement in Hong Kong to have ...




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