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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
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.

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...

21 Jun 2021 |

Economic Substance Q2 2021

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

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
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...

11 Jun 2021 |

Trust Disputes and the BVI Trustee (Amendment) Act, 2021

In the Trustee (Amendment) Act 2021 (the “Amendment Act”) the BVI legislature has made a number ...

Contributors: Crystal Au-Yeung
24 Mar 2021 |

Economic Substance update Q1 2021

Economic Substance update Q1 2021

24 Mar 2021 |

A review of the 2020 IPO Capital Market

A review of the 2020 IPO Capital Market.

27 Jan 2021 |

Appleby contributes four chapters to Global Legal Insights – Fund Finance 2021: Cayman Islands

The subscription credit and fund finance markets have remained relatively robust over the course of ...

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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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Banking & Finance
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, Jonathan Lee
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

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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...

14 Dec 2020 |

Technology & Innovation Update Q4 2020

Technology & Innovation Update Q4 2020

Contributors: Peter Colegate
1 Dec 2020 |

2021 Technology & Innovation Guide

With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around the world, personal data is now viewed a...

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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