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Taxation of the  platform-based economy

Taxation of the platform-based economy

As economies shift into intangibles as drivers of economic value, is the present global tax system fit for purpose? Dr Jag Kundi, a Hong Kong–based scholar-practitioner active in the FinTech space, looks at the role that blockchain can play in improving and upgrading...

Customer due diligence – how technology can help

Customer due diligence – how technology can help

Emma Newman, Head of Sales, Veridate, highlights the key factors corporate services providers should consider when seeking the right technology to assist with know your client and customer due diligence compliance. For people working across the finance industry and...

The Mainland’s new Personal Information Security Specification

The Mainland’s new Personal Information Security Specification

Hogan Lovells highlights how the Mainland’s new Personal Information Security Specification, which will come into force on 1 October 2020, raises the stakes for data protection in the Mainland. Less than two years after the implementation of the ‘GB/T 35273-2017...

Non-performance of commercial contracts during COVID-19

Non-performance of commercial contracts during COVID-19

Tim Parker and Abigail Liu, Barristers at Denis Chang’s Chambers, take an in-depth look at the legal ramifications of the non-performance of commercial contracts during the current coronavirus pandemic. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has developed into a global threat....

Disclosure of inside information – a timely reminder

Disclosure of inside information – a timely reminder

Debevoise & Plimpton looks at a recent Market Misconduct Tribunal decision concerning late disclosure of inside information and makes practical suggestions on steps listed companies can take to ensure compliance with Hong Kong’s inside information disclosure regime....

Career in Governance – Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) FCS(CS, CGP)(PE)

Career in Governance – Edith Shih FCG(CS, CGP) FCS(CS, CGP)(PE)

What is your role as a governance professional? ‘As a governance professional, I see my role as a builder, an implementer, an enforcer and an upgrader. As a builder, I spearhead the establishment of governance policies, procedures and practices (governance...

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