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Capital Markets
30 Nov 2023

HKEX’S Proposed Expansion of Paperless Listing Regime

On 30 June 2023, HKEx published the conclusions of the consultation on expanding the paperless listi...

29 Nov 2023

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Growth Enterprise Market Listing Reforms

On September 26, 2023, HKEx proposed changes to GEM Listing Rules to counter declining new listings ...

27 Sep 2022

Prelude to China's 20th National Congress

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, to be convened in the second half of 2022...

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...

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.

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.

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
29 Nov 2023

G20 Sustainable Finance Initiative and Offshore Green Financing

Green and sustainable finance has been expanding rapidly as investment decisions are increasingly ta...

10 Jul 2023

Quick Glance at ESG Trends in Fund Financing

There is little doubt that ESG will continue to grow in fund financing, and we will expect relevant ...

27 Sep 2022

Can We Eventually Agree on Whether and How to Take Security over Digital Assets?

Innovative technology in China has made a spurt of progress in recent years.

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...

18 Sep 2019

Changes to Cayman Islands corporate disclosure requirements

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

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Economic Substance
27 Sep 2022

Updates on Bermuda Economic Substance Requirements

The Bermuda Registrar of Companies (ROC) extended the filing deadline for those entities which earne...

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 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

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Funds
3 Feb 2023

Offshore Private Funds and Offshore Managers: Divergent Regimes in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands

Consideration should be given and appropriate advice should be sought as to what would be the most a...

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.

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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M&A and Private Equity
27 Sep 2022

The fork in the privatization road

With the likelihood of recession and an increase in interest rates facing some economies and ongoing...

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...

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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Private Client & Trusts
3 Feb 2023

Beneficial Ownership Registers: An Update

On 22 November 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared that the provision of the E...

27 Sep 2022

Similar but Different

While the basic features of the trust remain, there are some notable differences in how trusts can b...

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Restructuring & Insolvency

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David Bulley

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