Mondaq All Regions - Hong Kong: Strategy
The Sovereign Group
People reading my piece last month about the state of the world's economy may have detected a more pessimistic tone than in previous issues.
King & Wood Mallesons
This alert answers the most asked questions about the new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
King & Wood Mallesons
This series of articles explains the opportunities for business angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 1 Introduction – introduces angel investment in Hong Kong. Part 2 discusses the startup scene in Hong Kong, Part 3 outlines the profiles of business angels and networks, Part 4 describes financial infrastructure, Part 5 covers Government technology policies, Part 6 presents recent examples of success stories in the tech sector.
Timothy Loh
Asset managers and their legal advisers generally assume that investment funds (e.g. unit trusts) that are intended to be marketed to the investing retail public in Hong Kong must be authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") pursuant to one of the applicable codes issued by the SFC. Our research shows that this may not be so.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Following the recent judgment of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in the case of Mariner International Hotels Ltd v Atlas Ltd, the term ‘practical completion’ in Hong Kong building contracts is now arguably a legal term of art which means a state of affairs in which the works have been completed free from patent defects other than ones to be ignored as trifling.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Leading the way in the civil justice reforms in Hong Kong is the Construction and Arbitration List High Court with the recent implementation of a pilot scheme for voluntary mediation for cases in the Construction and Arbitration List (the scheme). The scheme is scheduled to run from 1 September 2006 until 31 August 2008. Specific details of the scheme are set out in Practice Direction 6.3 of the Construction and Arbitration List.
Debevoise & Plimpton
A major legal impediment to Chinese private equity investments appears to have been repealed, although it is not yet clear whether the new regulatory regime will in fact make it easier to actually implement such investments.
Angela Wang & Co.,
It is established employment law that neither gratuitous commission nor discretionary commission is to be included in the calculation of holiday pay or annual leave pay. But that still leaves the question of contractual commission i.e. commission to which an employee is contractually entitled. Is contractual commission to be included in the calculation of holiday pay and annual leave?
Angela Wang & Co.,
On 30 November 2004, the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue 2004 was promulgated jointly by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce ("the New Catalogue").
Angela Wang & Co.,
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange announced on 19 November 2004 certain amendments to the Listing Rules of both the Main Board and the GEM Board to introduce a revised Code on Corporate Governance Practices (the "Code") and Rules on the Corporate Governance Report (the "Rules").
Lovells
On 19 March 2004 the Telecommunications Authority ("TA") in Hong Kong released its second consultation paper on second generation mobile service licences ("Second ConsultationPaper") sparking further controversy. The first consultation paper relating to licensing of mobile services on expiry of existing 2G licenses ("First Consultation Paper") was issued by the TA on 1 August 2003, and 23 submissions were received by the end of the consultation period, 2 October 2003.
Deacons
The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement ("CEPA") is a free trade agreement between the PRC and Hong Kong that offers Hong Kong companies, products and residents preferential access to the Mainland market. Many of the preferences go beyond China’s WTO concessions. CEPA is not a closed agreement and both sides hold regular meetings on further concessions and the details for implementation.
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