regulatory

11Nov2019

Legal update: SFC clarifies obligations on licensed corporations using cloud-based storage for keeping records with “external electronic data storage providers”

Under section 130 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571) (SFO), a licensed corporation shall not, without the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) prior written approval, use any premises for keeping records or documents relating to the carrying on of the regulated activity for…Read More

18Sep2019

Legal update: TCSP licensees – assessing risk and keeping records

Since 1 March 2018 any person who intends to carry on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong (i.e. a trust and company service provider (“TCSP”)) is required under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (“AMLO”) to apply for a licence from…Read More

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More

24Apr2019

Tanner De Witt hosts two-part Tech Talk series on Security Token Offerings

A select group of industry insiders gathered at the Tanner De Witt office over two Wednesdays (10 and 17 April) to attend our two-part TDW Tech Talk event series “A toolkit for conducting a Security Token Offering”. The first part of the event series saw…Read More

29Jan2019

Legal update: The New Profit Tax Exemption Regime for Funds in Hong Kong

Introduction The Inland Revenue (Profits Tax Exemption for Funds) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (“Bill”) which introduces a new set of preferential profit tax treatment for both eligible onshore funds and offshore funds, was published in the Government Gazette on 7 December 2018. The Bill, if made…Read More