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8 May 2018
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced the 2018 counsel and consultant promotions in Asia Pacific, effective 1 May.
4 May 2018
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (Ping An Good Doctor) on its US$1.12 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The IPO received an oversubscription of 654 times in the...
3 May 2018
Initial coin offerings or ICOs are growing rapidly. Essentially a method of crowdfunding facilitated through blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, ICOs are reported to have raised almost $10 billion globally from the start of 2017 despite being denounced...
The US Imposes Sanctions on Certain Russian Oligarchs, Prominent Companies, and Government Officials in Response to Ongoing 'Worldwide Malign Activity'
9 April 2018
On April 6, 2018, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) listed 38 individuals and entities as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) under existing Russia and Syria-related sanctions authorities in response to ongoing Russian activity against US interests...
26 March 2018
Transparency International published its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), showing just modest improvements for most countries in Asia Pacific, but with some higher risk countries continuing to slide in the overall rankings. The rankings are significant...
23 March 2018
On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...
19 March 2018
Nationalisation is on the agenda in the UK. The Labour Party says that, if it wins the next general election, it will nationalise the railways, water and energy companies, the Royal Mail and possibly private finance initiative (PFI) companies. This...
5 March 2018
When is a contract rendered unenforceable as a result of illegality? It is a question that goes to the heart of every commercial transaction and is a notoriously knotty problem. On one hand, the law has to deter contractual parties from engaging in illegal...
Overseas Data Seizures – U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument, But Congress Might Get to the Issue First
1 March 2018
When and how can the long arm of the U.S. government access customer data sitting outside of the United States? And what does this mean for the numerous global companies that store consumer data, and for the data of billions of customers around the world? This...
1 March 2018
Amendments to Hong Kong's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap 615) (AMLO) and the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) will come into effect on 1 March 2018 to bring Hong Kong's anti-money laundering and...