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28 Apr 2022

The New Era of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

It presents new opportunities for the offshore legal space, from the establishment of offshore inves...

Contributors: Angelina Wong
28 Apr 2022

Assignment, novation or sub-participation of loans             

Transfers of loan portfolios between lending institutions have always been commonplace in the financ...

28 Apr 2022

Restructuring the offshore debt of Chinese Real Estate Developers

This article sets out how the current regimes in the Cayman Islands and the BVI can assist with rest...

Contributors: Crystal Au-Yeung

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Economic Substance
21 Jun 2021

Economic Substance Q2 2021

Since our last quarterly update, important developments have occurred with respect to the applicabil...

24 Mar 2021

Economic Substance update Q1 2021

Economic Substance update Q1 2021

14 Dec 2020

Economic Substance update Q4 2020

Economic Substance update Q4 2020

25 Feb 2020

Economic Substance update Q1 2020

On 18 February 2020, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) announced that Bermuda and ...

18 Aug 2020

Economic Substance update Q3 2020

The latest Economic Substance updates announced by the relevant authorities in the BVI, Cayman and B...

18 Sep 2019

Update: Economic Substance Requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Economic substance requirements in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands

Contributors: Shana Simmonds

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Capital Markets
28 Apr 2022

The New Era of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

It presents new opportunities for the offshore legal space, from the establishment of offshore inves...

Contributors: Angelina Wong
6 Dec 2021

Three key changes to note under the new hkex listing regime for overseas issuers

The HKEx will adopt all proposals with minor revisions with effect from 1 January 2022.

Contributors: Angelina Wong
24 Mar 2021

A review of the 2020 IPO Capital Market

A review of the 2020 IPO Capital Market.

14 Dec 2020

HKEX released consultation conclusions on issuers with corporate weighted voting rights structure

HKEX released consultation conclusions on issuers with corporate weighted voting rights structure.

Contributors: Minnie Choi
18 Sep 2019

Offshore listing Vehicles to benefit from the Shanghai - London stock connect

Offshore listing Vehicles to benefit from the Shanghai - London stock connect

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Banking & Finance
28 Apr 2022

Assignment, novation or sub-participation of loans             

Transfers of loan portfolios between lending institutions have always been commonplace in the financ...

24 Nov 2021

Hong Kong Harbours Long-Term ILS Ambitions

The launch of Hong Kong’s first catastrophe bond signals the start of a new era for Asia’s insur...

5 May 2020

Legal considerations on non performing loans structuring

During the tremendous growth of the Chinese economy in the last decade, corporates in China were abl...

Contributors: Eliot Simpson
18 Sep 2019

Changes to Cayman Islands corporate disclosure requirements

The Amendments make certain information relating to companies and limited liability companies more a...

Contributors: Karina Li

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M&A and Private Equity
21 May 2021

2021 - A Jekyll and Hyde Year for SPACs

In this article we offer our views on why this has happened and look ahead to the future for SPACs a...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
21 Sep 2020

The role of Private Equity in economic recovery from Covid-19

Against this gloomy backdrop, we expect private equity firms and their investors to play a key role ...

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Funds
30 Nov 2021

What challenges and opportunities will 2022 present for funds, private equity and venture capital?

Hong Kong Partner Marc Parrott attended two major funds industry events in Asia.

1 Dec 2020

Reflections from the Virtual Fund Finance Symposium

The Fund Finance Association’s Virtual Symposium took place from 16th to 20th November. Attendees ...

Contributors: Fiona Chan
18 Aug 2020

Private Funds Law, 2020 and New Rules on Contents of Marketing Material for Registered Private Funds

On 7 February 2020, Cayman’s Private Funds Law, 2020 (PFL) came into force, requiring any closed-e...

25 Feb 2020

Securities and Investment Business (Amendment) Act, 2019 – new regulatory regime for closed-ended funds in the BVI

In response to the requirements of the European Union (“EU”), the BVI has recently enacted the S...

28 Nov 2019

Cayman Islands Funds update

This article provides details on the recent changes to the Cayman Islands Securities Investment Busi...

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Tech & Innovation
8 Jun 2021

Bermuda Monetary Authority Introduce ‘May 2021 Guidance’ For Digital Asset Business

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) recognizes the importance of actively monitoring its laws and r...

Contributors: Matthew Ebbs-Brewer
14 Dec 2020

Technology & Innovation Update Q4 2020

Technology & Innovation Update Q4 2020

Contributors: Peter Colegate
1 Feb 2022

2022 Technology & Innovation Guide

As the pace of technological change accelerates, so too does the legal and regulatory landscape. The...

30 Oct 2020

When Worlds Collide – How COVID is Connecting Technology with Natural Resources

Dating back to the beginning of 2020, the natural resources sector has been extremely active at both...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
18 Aug 2020

Technology & Innovation update Q3 2020

In each quarterly issue of the Appleby Asia Alert, we bring you the latest offshore legislative and ...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
26 May 2020

Technology & Innovation Update Q2 2020

Technological developments have been accelerating at an unprecedented pace in Asia - the first regio...

Contributors: Peter Colegate
25 Feb 2020

Technology & Innovation update Q1 2020

In each quarterly issue of the Appleby Asia Alert, we bring you all the latest legislative and regul...

28 Oct 2019

The city is working hard to cement its position as Asia’s premier destination for FinTech investment

While Hong Kong has long been the jewel in the crown of Asia’s financial sector, the city is now p...

1 Aug 2019

Banking & Finance Trends in Asia

Financial technologies (FinTech) have the potential to supplement or disrupt the financial services ...

24 Jul 2019

Legal Frontiers in Bermuda

The Asia-Pacific region has seen a surge of fintech start-ups, service providers, suppliers, investo...

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