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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...
Offshore bond issuance eased: SAFE issued rules to facilitate cross-border lending by PRC companies and further consults on relaxing cross-border security regulations 离岸债券发行更为便利：外汇局放宽境内企业跨境放款管理并就跨境担保新规征求意见
7 August 2014
1 August 2014
Among the lists against which US exporters should screen their transaction partners is the US "Unverified List" ("UVL" or the "List"). Formerly just a "red flag" list, the UVL was recently made much more powerful. Companies...
25 July 2014
The International Capital Market Association has followed up its consultation paper of December 2013 about collective action and pari passu clauses in sovereign bonds with supplementary questions about how collective action clauses should be structured in order...
Hong Kong releases consultation paper on draft OTC derivatives mandatory reporting and record keeping rules
25 July 2014
Following the enactment of the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance (the Amendment Ordinance) in April this year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have released a further public consultation paper...
17 July 2014
The Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) has introduced a new set of arbitration rules for disputes related to the Shanghai free trade zone. These are the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Arbitration Rules, which came...
10 July 2014
Clifford Chance and Asian Charity Services unveil Hong Kong's first survey on non-profit board governance Leading international law firm Clifford Chance and Asian Charity Services, a provider of services on a pro bono basis to non-profit organisations in Asia,...