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Protecting human rights in Hong Kong – 2019 and  beyond

Protecting human rights in Hong Kong – 2019 and beyond

New legislation is expected in the coming year to better protect equality and eliminate discrimination in Hong Kong. Peter Reading, Legal Counsel, Equal Opportunities Commission, highlights this changing compliance environment and looks at the work that still needs to...

Directors’ duties

Directors’ duties

Mohan Datwani FCIS FCS(PE), the Institute’s Senior Director and Head of Technical & Research, looks at two recent decisions of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd that reiterate the importance of full compliance with the law in the fulfilment...

Data ethics – new guidance

Data ethics – new guidance

A new report by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data highlights the need for advanced data processing activities to follow ethical principles and be fair to all stakeholders. Advanced data processing activities, such as data analytics and artificial...

New  guidance notes

New guidance notes

Two additions to the Institute’s Interest Group guidance note series give advice on responding to investigations by regulators and public bodies, and on the complex considerations relevant to buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions. In the three...

Casting the regulatory net over virtual assets

Casting the regulatory net over virtual assets

William Hallatt, Hannah Cassidy and Michael KS Tan, Herbert Smith Freehills, explore the Securities and Futures Commission’s new regulatory framework for virtual assets. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has published a statement (Statement), together with a...

CSj December 2018 (pdf version)

CSj December 2018 (pdf version)

Opportunity lost? Whistleblower protection in Hong Kong Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

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