Alesya Tepikina

Alesya Tepikina

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: The SFC’s Extra-Territorial Reach – Part 2 (U.S. short-seller found culpable of market...

Hong Kong’s Market Misconduct Tribunal (the "MMT") has found U.S.-based Andrew Edward Left culpable of market misconduct in connection with his research report (“Left’s report”), published on June 21, 2012 on a U.S.-based...more

10/21/2016 - Enforcement Actions Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Misleading Statements SEC Securities Fraud

Fintech in Hong Kong: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, or Hong Kong’s Measures To Become the Fintech Capital of Asia

Hong Kong is putting substantial focus on financial technology, or fintech, to compete with Singapore and Tokyo as the fintech capital of Asia. In April 2015, the Hong Kong Government (the “Government”) established the...more

10/20/2016 - Emerging Technology Companies Financial Institutions FinTech Hong Kong Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Popular Public Policy

Listing Indian Companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

India is now included as an “acceptable jurisdiction” by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEx”). The HKEx also published a new “Country Guide – India” (the “India Guide”) relating to India-incorporated issuers....more

7/19/2016 - China Corporate Issuers Financial Reporting Foreign Investment Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange India IOSCO Joint Policy Statements Listing Rules Listing Standards Shareholder Protection Agreements

Hong Kong Market Misconduct: SFC Extends Enforcement Power to Insider Dealing in Overseas Listed Securities – Part 2

Section 300 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (the “SFO”) prohibits the use of fraudulent or deceptive schemes or engagement in any practice which is fraudulent or deceptive “in a transaction involving securities,...more

4/21/2016 - Enforcement Authority Extraterritoriality Rules HKEx Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Insider Trading Securities Fraud Taiwan

Hong Kong Market Misconduct: The SFC’s Extra-Territorial Reach

The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”) recently initiated proceedings for alleged market misconduct against U.S.-based Andrew Edward Left in connection with his research report (“Left’s report”)...more

3/21/2016 - Extraterritoriality Rules Hedge Funds Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Jurisdiction Misleading Statements Moody's Negligence Professional Misconduct Recklessness

Weighted Voting Rights In Hong Kong: Hopes Raised High But... – Part 2

In Part 1 of this eUpdate series, we discussed the reasons why Hong Kong regulators did not approve of share structures with disproportionate voting rights, also known as the “weighted voting rights structures” in Hong Kong...more

7/15/2015 - Emerging Technology Companies Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Hong Kong Stock Exchange Investors Shareholders Voting Rights

Kaisa and Others Hope for a Miracle but Learn that Magic Does Not Exist

Kaisa Developments - The recent financial crisis of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (“Kaisa”), a large-scale Chinese property developer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“SEHK”), continues to be in the headlines. The...more

4/28/2015 - China Hong Kong Stock Exchange Real Estate Development Real Estate Investments

Half-Pie or No Pie? News for Kaisa’s Offshore Creditors

Kaisa Crisis - The recent financial crisis of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (“Kaisa”), a large-scale Chinese property developer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“SEHK”), has been in the headlines for several months....more

3/27/2015 - China Commercial Loans HSBC Prepayment Penalties Real Estate Development

Bitcoin – The Ever “Curiouser and Curiouser” Bitcoin Wonderland – Part Eleven

“Virtual currencies” in general, and bitcoin in particular, continue to attract media attention as well as intense public and regulatory scrutiny. In the United States, the recent establishment of the Digital Currency...more

1/27/2015 - Banking Sector Banks Bitcoin BitLicense China Department of Financial Services Hong Kong Regulatory Agenda SEC Virtual Currency

Bitcoin – Haven In Hong Kong? - Part Ten

“Virtual currencies” in general, and bitcoin in particular, continue to attract media attention as well as intense public and regulatory scrutiny. The regulators seem to have realized that the bitcoin genie is out of the...more

9/4/2014 - Bitcoin Hong Kong Popular Virtual Currency

Bitcoin – Migration from China to Hong Kong – Part Nine

“Virtual currencies” in general, and bitcoin in particular, continue to attract frenzied media attention coupled with immense public and regulatory scrutiny as an ever increasing number of countries review and clarify their...more

5/22/2014 - Banks Bitcoin Foreign Markets Global Economy Hong Kong PBOC Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Calls for Regulation - Part Eight

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, continued to attract a lot of attention. The sudden shutdowns of Mt. Gox (Japan), a large bitcoin exchange, and Flexcoin (Canada), a bitcoin bank, led to renewed and...more

4/2/2014 - Bitcoin Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Turbulent Waters - Part Seven

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, continued to attract a lot of attention. The sudden demise of Mt. Gox (Japan), one of the largest bitcoin exchanges, adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual...more

3/5/2014 - Bitcoin Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Does Not Need a Ban, It Needs Enlightened Regulation

If an outright ban of Bitcoin is not the correct approach, what is? More to the point, what does Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) need to for legitimacy?...more

2/27/2014 - Bitcoin Legal Perspectives Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Big Bounce Back - Part Six

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. In early December 2013, Chinese government authorities took the first steps towards defining and regulating virtual...more

1/23/2014 - Asia ATMs Banking Sector Bitcoin Financial Institutions International Finance Virtual Currency Zynga

Bitcoin - Freefall in China - Part Five

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. In early December 2013, Chinese government authorities took the first steps towards defining and regulating virtual...more

12/30/2013 - Bitcoin China Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Reward Comes With Risk - Part Four

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. Virtual currency systems arguably have positive aspects if they contribute to financial innovation and provide payment...more

12/20/2013 - Bitcoin China EU Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Could Beijing Make or Break It? - Part Three

The nature and prospects of “virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have been keenly debated. These issues again attracted attention when Chinese government authorities issued a notice on bitcoin, defining its status...more

12/13/2013 - Bitcoin Capital Markets China Corporate Governance PBOC Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Virtual Currency of the Future? - Part Two

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have recently received much attention from law enforcement agencies, the business community, the financial sector and government authorities, all of which are trying to...more

12/5/2013 - Bitcoin China FinCEN Internet Silk Road Virtual Currency

Bitcoin - Virtual Currency of the Future? - Part One

“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have recently received much attention from law enforcement agencies, the business community, the financial sector and government authorities, who are all trying to understand...more

11/27/2013 - Bitcoin Internet Virtual Currency

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