• 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

  • Changes announced to support Islamic financing in Australia

    Following the Federal Government’s announcement in its Budget last week to enhance access to asset based financing, this article discusses the implications in respect of Islamic Financing in Australia.

    May 10, 2016

  • Hotels and leisure

    This is the first in a series of short briefing notes identifying key issues for discussion when agreeing the terms of a hotel management agreement (the HMA).

    May 04, 2016

  • Hotels and leisure

    This is the third in a series of short briefing notes identifying key issues for discussion when agreeing the terms of a hotel management agreement (the ‘HMA’). We briefly identify the typical position adopted by each interested party and further issues for consideration when negotiating from such a position. Issue 1 covered ‘the Term’ and issue 2 covered ‘Hotel Financing’.

    May 04, 2016

  • Competition law developments in East Asia - April 2016

    Cartel detection techniques in East Asia; MOFCOM’s merger control case work remained high in the first quarter.

    May 03, 2016

  • Nexus 2016 - a global infrastructure resource

    Welcome to the 2016 edition of Nexus – Norton Rose Fulbright’s flagship journal for the infrastructure sector.

    May 03, 2016

  • Asia Pacific - focus on insurance

    Product governance and intervention powers | Digital disruption | Hong Kong: Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance | Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014

    May 02, 2016

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