regulatory

10Oct2018

When do judges refer matters to prosecuting authorities and regulatory bodies for consideration of criminal behaviour or regulatory misconduct?

Introduction When judges learn of a possible crime or professional misconduct during the trial of a matter, they sometimes refer the factual issues to the Secretary for Justice (“SJ”) and/or regulatory bodies for further investigation. In most cases judges do not specify whether they are…Read More

28Sep2018

Asialaw 2019 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2019 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. All of our firm rankings, as in previous years, are ‘Highly recommended’…Read More

22Aug2018

The New Open-Ended Fund Company Regime in Hong Kong

Introduction On 30 July 2018, the new Open-Ended Fund Company (“OFC”) regime came into operation which introduced the OFC as a new form of corporate vehicle in Hong Kong. The legal framework of this new OFC regime consists of the three main pieces of legislation:…Read More

30Jul2018

Magistrate acquitted a broker of illegal short selling on re-trial

Case background Mr Wong Hung who was licensed to carry on Type 1 regulated activity (dealing in securities) under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (“SFO”) was charged by way of summons on 20 counts of illegal short selling. The Securities and Futures Commission…Read More

08Jun2018

Pádraig Walsh speaks at Dutch Chamber of Commerce cryptocurrency event

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was one of two speakers in today’s Dutch Chamber of Commerce breakfast event “Cryptocurrencies are here to stay! And now what?“. Co-presenter Wayne Trench of Octagon discussed the opportunities of cryptocurrencies, while Pádraig presented the challenges, considerations and constraints from…Read More