A Conversation with Tim Gardner on Asia Restructirungs
A Conversation with Lindsay Chu on Asia Restructurings
A Conversation with Rajiv Gupta on Asia Restructurings
A Conversation with David Heller on Asia Restructurings
Compliance template for Exchange Act Rule 17a-5(f)(2).
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has made available a new template and guidance for members electronically filing the statement required by Securities...more
The Commission prevailed in three litigated decisions. The agency secured a favorable jury verdict in an action centered on an offering fraud. In two other cases — one based on misrepresentations regarding the only company...more
Industry has an opportunity to comment on the Competition Commission’s proposed Guidelines on how it intends to interpret and enforce the conduct rules in Hong Kong’s Competition Ordinance.
Controversial executive under fire -
As evidenced by the photo to the left, Hong Kong’s chief executive CY Leung is not a popular person right now. And that was before anybody found out about the millions of dollars...more
The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, expected to launch this fall, will give many European and U.S. funds, managers and individuals their first opportunity to trade Shanghai-listed equities. Stock Connect represents...more
Cyber security has gained increasing attention in recent years and cyber attacks have become more sophisticated and more frequent. Cyber attacks and other data breaches can affect millions of customers...more
In Hua Tyan Development Ltd v Zurich Insurance Co Ltd  HKCFA 72, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal dismissed a marine insurance claim on grounds of breach of warranty by an insured....more
The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (Stock Connect Scheme), a pilot programme for establishing mutual stock market access between Mainland China and Hong Kong, was announced in April 2014 by the China Securities Regulatory...more
The very tool (cell phones) that has allowed millions of previously disconnected people to coordinate large civil protests in numerous countries is now being used to quash dissent in Hong Kong. If recent reports are proven...more
In September 2014, Alibaba completed the largest IPO in history, raising US$25 billion in its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering. In the buildup to the high-profile offering, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited...more
A failed takeover of a Hong Kong-listed company has highlighted a weakness in English company law.
On 16 June, a proposed take private by way of scheme of arrangement lapsed when the resolution to approve the scheme...more
Welcome to the latest July/August 2014 issue of our Tax Newsletter.
We saw a number of legislative developments taken place in the PRC and Hong Kong in the past two months that might bring about legal and tax...more
This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock...more
Historically, Hong Kong has lacked a legal framework for regulating mergers or otherwise deterring conduct that is harmful to competition. The country’s traditional laissez-faire landscape was substantially altered in June...more
“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
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ("ASEAN") was established on 8 August 1967 under the framework of the "3 pillars" of regional cooperation: security, socio-cultural integration and economic integration. The 10...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Monday of this week was the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Like all anniversaries, it is a time for looking back. As would...more
Welcome to our redesigned Tax Newsletter.
You will notice we have streamlined the publication and will now publish bi-monthly instead of quarterly. For major developments that may be highly...more
Latham & Watkins co-hosted a senior level industry summit with ASIFMA in Hong Kong entitled "Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Restructurings." Latham & Watkins' partner Tim Gerdner shares insights from the summit....more
Latham & Watkins co-hosted a senior level industry summit with ASIFMA in Hong Kong entitled "Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Restructurings." Lindsay Chu, Managing Director, HSBC, Hong Kong, shares insights from the summit....more
The unblemished record of the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office in insider trading cases came to an end this week with the acquittal of Rengan Rajaratnam, brother of the convicted Galleon Fund founder. This is the first loss...more
Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions and payment processor companies in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business, denominating prices in...more
With deadlines looming, Hong Kong’s government announced on May 9th a much-anticipated agreement with the United States regarding the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Without this intergovernmental agreement...more
The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014. The impact of this new law on registered charitable institutions incorporated as Hong Kong companies limited by guarantee (CLGs) is...more
The Commission failed to prove its insider trading claims to the satisfaction of a jury for the second week in a row. This time a Los Angeles jury rejected claims of the agency against a corporate executive that were tied to...more
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