Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s securities regulator seeks expanded enforcement powers

The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong has asked for increased enforcement powers in newly-proposed amendments to the city's securities legislation.

17 June 2022

Abu Dhabi to launch “world's first” carbon credit trading exchange

The financial regulator of the Abu Dhabi Global Market will develop what it calls the "world's first" regulated carbon credit trading exchange and clearing house, as its EU and Hong Kong counterparts place renewed emphasis on carbon markets.

30 March 2022

The road ahead: GBRR's predictions for 2022

Climate. Merger policy. Enforcement. Cybersecurity and AI. Gender and diversity. Fintech, crypto and decentralised finance. 2022 is set to see advances from regulators across the world – but what can banks and their advisors expect? GBRR spoke to leading practitioners across the US, Europe, the UK, Russia and the Asia Pacific for their predictions for the year ahead in banking regulation.

07 February 2022

Hong Kong regulator mulls tighter rules for stablecoins

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has joined the chorus of global regulators and central banks proposing to regulate stablecoin issuers like banks, a movement analysts have called an “extremely high bar” for the assets to meet.

14 January 2022

Gibson Dunn launches financial regulatory practice

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has established a new dedicated global financial regulatory practice, headed by partners in London, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC.

09 August 2021

Hong Kong to drop local incorporation requirement for VASP licensees

Following industry pushback, Hong Kong’s government has proposed a compromise on plans to require a “local anchorage” for virtual asset service providers seeking a licence in the territory, as part of an update to its anti-money laundering framework.

24 May 2021

Singapore consults on corporate governance

Singapore’s regulatory authority is consulting on revised corporate governance guidelines for financial institutions, as regulators in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan emphasise sustainability and diversity in their own recent corporate governance overhauls.

12 May 2021

Gibson Dunn recruits HSF Asia practice head in Hong Kong

The head of Herbert Smith Freehills' financial services regulatory practice in Asia has crossed over to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, bringing three associates with him.

30 April 2021

Hong Kong proposes to stamp out “undesirable” capital markets conduct

Hong Kong’s securities regulator has proposed a detailed code of conduct for capital markets transactions in an effort to stamp out “undesirable” behaviour from intermediaries.

10 February 2021

Hong Kong regulator seeks to remedy “deteriorating” merger advice

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has said it will raise the requirements for individuals advising on mergers and takeovers, after a rise in “unsatisfactory” work in recent years.

14 December 2020

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