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21 October 2014
The SFO, the agency principally responsible for prosecuting cases under the UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), has received its fair share of criticism for being perceived to lack the prosecutorial zeal displayed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to...
13 October 2014
An updated version of the Guide to Anti-corruption legislation in Asia Pacific
10 October 2014
On 9 October 2014, Hong Kong's Competition Commission ("Commission") published a suite of six draft guidelines ("Guidelines") which offer guidance on how the Commission will interpret and enforce the Competition Ordinance ("Ordinance"). This...
6 October 2014
ICMA's new model aggregated collective action clauses and pari passu clause for sovereign issuers offer flexibility to sovereigns wishing to restructure their debts while at the same time providing robust protection to noteholders through the procedures and...
SFC Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Amendments to the Professional Investor Regime and Further Consultation on the Client Agreement Requirements
30 September 2014
The SFC published the Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Amendments to the Professional Investor Regime and Further Consultation on the Client Agreement. The Consultation Conclusions will introduce changes to the professional investor regime which are scheduled...
24 September 2014
Clifford Chance has advised Khazanah Nasional Berhad ("Khazanah") on its strategic investment in China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("China Huarong") via its wholly-owned investment entity. China Huarong is the largest assets management...
A safe haven from which to plan foreign bribes: The lack of extra-territoriality of Hong Kong's anti-bribery laws
29 August 2014
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") has confirmed that Hong Kong's much feted anti-graft laws do not apply to conspiracies made in Hong Kong to offer bribes abroad, whether to foreign pubic officials or private corporations, even if the...
Hong Kong Court of First Instance case casts spotlight on new Practice Direction on 'e-discovery' between parties
29 August 2014
Discovery of electronically created or electronically stored information in civil litigation (e-discovery) is a complex and often costly process. A new Hong Kong Practice Direction SL1.2 (Practice Direction) seeks to balance the playing field between parties...
19 August 2014
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised on RMB15.5 billion of dim sum bonds and a total of US$10.8 billion across perpetual capital securities, convertible bonds and straight USD notes issuances since April this year. These issuances utilised...
15 August 2014
The global financial markets have suffered much volatility since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008. This has impacted secondary loan trading volumes, however, 2013 saw the highest volume of loan trading activity (par and distressed) in both the US and...