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Investment Funds Update – Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Mainland...

Capital gains tax (“CGT”) has been a key issue surrounding the investment by QFIIs and RQFIIs in the Mainland Chinese securities market. Mainland Chinese tax authorities have publicly decided to retrospectively collect CGT...more

QFIIs/RQFIIs - Implications of Retrospective Capital Gains Tax

At a compliance seminar held last month, officials from the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) informed industry executives that Chinese regulators are planning to...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: China Through-Train Investment Scheme

The eagerly anticipated Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (Stock Connect), or the so-called “through-train,” was launched on November 17, 2014, allowing foreign investors for the first time to directly buy and sell stocks...more

The RQFII Program—Opportunities and Challenges for International Investors Interested in Direct Access to PRC Securities with...

The Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (“RQFII”) pilot program allows non-PRC institutional investors from certain jurisdictions that have officially implemented the RQFII (the “Relevant Jurisdictions”) to deal...more

2013 Recent Developments in Hong Kong Funds Market

The Hong Kong funds industry has faced significant challenges in recent years, having had to deal with the fallout from several financial scandals and a securities regulator that has become more aggressive in an effort to...more

Renminbi Qualified Foreign Limited Partner: an incremental step toward RMB internationalization in the private equity industry

In a number of incremental steps, the PRC government has been easing restrictions on the cross-border movement of RMB. The latest step for the private equity industry is the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Limited Partner Program...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: New Rules for China’s RQFII Regime

At the January Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), Mr. Guo Shu Qing, stated that Mainland China could increase the level of investment quotas for both the...more

Asian Regulatory RoundUp - March 2013

In This Issue: - Greater China - Hong Kong - Taiwan - Singapore - India...more

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