• COP21 – The Paris Agreement

    The “Paris Agreement" is being widely proclaimed as a historic deal and one that will inevitably lead to decarbonisation.

    June 10, 2016

  • Global asset management quarterly

    Key developments that will be of interest to and affect our asset management clients, including market trends and developments in tax and buy-side regulation.

    June 09, 2016

  • HKEx: New guidance on IPO vetting and suitability for listing

    The Exchange noted that there have been a number of newly listed issuers where their controlling shareholders either changed or have gradually sold down their interests shortly after the regulatory lock-up period following listing. One explanation for this phenomenon is the perceived value attached to listing status of these companies rather than the development of the underlying business. The Exchange believes these companies will invite speculative trading which is not in the interest of the investing public. In connection with the above observation, the Exchange has concerns regarding the underlying initiatives of such listing applications, and consequentially the suitability of such listings.

    June 06, 2016

  • Competition law developments in East Asia - May 2016

    Competition law exemptions in East Asia; NDRC proposes rules on exemption procedures under China’s Antimonopoly Law

    June 02, 2016

  • Distressed M&A – bargains to be had or damaged goods?

    In September 2008 Norton Rose Fulbright conducted a client survey entitled “Credit Crisis: the long term implications of a turbulent market”. As part of the survey respondents were asked when they thought the effects of the global financial crisis would dissipate. 74.6% responded one to five years, 11.9% responded five to ten years, and only 5.2% responded that the effects would be permanent.

    June 01, 2016

  • International arbitration report

    Welcome to issue 6 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report.

    May 25, 2016

  • A global guide to whistleblowing laws

    The widespread introduction of legislation protecting the actions of ‘whistleblowers’, and increased public expectations of global corporate accountability, mean tha

    May 24, 2016

  • Stay recognition requirements for third country law financial arrangements

    From June 1, 2016, certain UK financial institutions (defined below) and members of their global group will be restricted from entering into, or materially amending, ‘financial arrangements’ governed by the laws of a ‘third country’ (being a country that is not an EU Member State) unless their counterparties enable them to meet a new, UK-specific, “stay recognition requirement”.

    May 23, 2016

  • Hong Kong regulators step up enforcement on personal data protection

    Over the past month, Hong Kong Courts and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) have taken action under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) against an insurance agent, a marketing company and a licensed individual for improper handling of personal data, resulting in a Community Service Order, a fine, and an SFC disciplinary action. These cases demonstrate increased citizen awareness of privacy rights, industry focus on the PDPO, and foreshadow further enforcement activity.

    May 18, 2016

  • FinTech regulation in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore

    Fintech is driving innovation in financial services globally and changing the nature of commerce and end-user expectations for payments and financial services. Regulators, financial institutions and investors are showing growing interest in FinTech development. It has been reported that global investment grew to US$19 billion in 2015, with US$13.8 billion invested into venture capital -backed FinTech companies , while in Asia Pacific, FinTech investment was a US$3.5 billion in the first 9 months of 2015, near 4 times that of 2014.

    May 10, 2016

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