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HJM Asia Law & Co. LLC, Singapore, Member of International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Publication Date
05/14/2020
5 pages

Singapore recently passed the Variable Capital Companies Act: this regulation can help create fund-friendly legal entities. In this article, in-house counsel can learn the basics of the Act and how it impacts their company.

Articles
Author
Urszula McCormack, Partner, Richard Mazzochi, Partner, Guo Sun Lee, Partner, Cindy Shek, Partner, Alix Prentice, Partner, Anne-Maire Neagle, Partner, John Eagleton, Partner, and Leonie Tear, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/22/2020
18 pages

ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, refers to a stance or an approach to projects, including financial investments.
In this article, this approach is applied to legal and regulatory framework and how it can impact a companies process when they create financial products. This resource was produced in May 2019.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong, Global
Articles
Author
Marval O'Farrell Mairal
Publication Date
06/24/2020
135 pages

Find an in-depth summary of doing business in Argentina in this article. In-house counsel will learn about investment vehicles, tax considerations, protections of intellectual property and more.

Articles
Publication Date
12/28/2020

Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
12/16/2020
194 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding corporate tax across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
01/19/2021
246 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding private clients across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Isles, Cayman Islands, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
01/21/2021
393 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding fund finance across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Foley & Lardner LLP
Publication Date
03/11/2021
3 pages

This sample form provides a template for a financial disclosure between the Principal Investigator, each Co-Investigator, and each Sub-Investigator involved in the treatment or evaluation of research subjects in a study. The details of this form should be restructured to your specific situation as a result of legal consultation.

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Interest Area: Health Law, Financial Services
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Foley & Lardner LLP
Publication Date
03/12/2021
3 pages

This checklist provides entities a comprehensive list and tips of components and terms to consider when drafting a vendor contract. This material should be tailored to your specific situation and legal questions through legal consultation.

Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
03/29/2021
280 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding banking regulations across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Andorra, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Global
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/14/2021
486 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding lending and secured finances across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Isles, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Venezuela
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/20/2021
138 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding public investment funds across a range of jurisdictions.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Andorra, Australia, Global, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Author
Ogletree Deakins
Publication Date
04/28/2021

The State of New York views withholding tax audits as a substantial revenue raiser, which is why the number of audits continues to increase every year. These audits involve complex and lengthy processes, including the review of an expansive list of documents focused on the most common areas of noncompliance.

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Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Guo Sun Lee, Partner, and Jingjing Jiang, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
03/09/2021
6 pages

In light of the news that 2020 has been an exciting year for Hong Kong’s asset and wealth management industry, this article provides an overview of the of a recent proposal issued by the Hong Kong government’s Financial Service and The Treasury Bureau. This proposal provides a framework and procedures involves in the redomiciling process of an offshore fund to Hong Kong.

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Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Richard Mazzochi, Partner, and Sheldon Tse, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
02/09/2021
5 pages

On 8 February 2021, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong (SFC) issues a consultation paper, which if successfully enacted as it was proposed, would have an impact on the way in which public offerings of equity and debt securities are made in Hong Kong. The following article provides an overview on the provisions of the consultation paper and the specific effects of its inaction.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Jingjing Jiang, Partner, and Cindy Shek, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
01/27/2021
6 pages

In December 2020, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) of the government of Hong Kong issued a proposal to provide tax concession for interest distributed by eligible private equity funds which operate in Hong Kong. This proposal summarised and addressed comments and feedback from a prior response issued by the government of Hong Kong in August 2020. This article is a detailed submission on the August 2020 proposal.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Will Heath, Partner, and Daisy Mallett, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
04/20/2021
4 pages

New Zealand – in a world first – introduced a bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses and how they plan to manage climate-related risks and opportunities. This resource takes a look at how the climate impact disclosure bill could impact businesses based in Australia.

Resource Details
Region: Australia, New Zealand
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Mandy Tsang, Special Counsel, and Sarah Yu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
12/10/2020
16 pages

This resource provides an overview on the recently passed legislation by the Financial Services Royal Commission. The specific legislation is the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020. In particular, this summary examines the differences between this Bill and previous legislation and how it affects insurers.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Hayden Flinn, Co-Chief Executive & Partner, and Cindy Shek, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
09/11/2020
6 pages

This article delves into the Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Open-ended Fund Companies Regime (OFC) and Further Consultation on Customer Due Diligence Requirements, published by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission. Issued on 2 September 2020, the Consultation Conclusion, the Consultation Conclusion highlights different enhancements to be made to private OFCs.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
David Wood, Partner, and Kai-Chen Lamb, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
04/23/2021
7 pages

This article goes into the details of a highly anticipated draft practical compliance guideline (PCG 2021/D3) released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). PCD 2021/D3 provided clarity on the two primary issues: (1) what are the reasonable enquiries required to demonstrate compliance with the imported hybrid mismatch rule (IHMR); and (2) the Australian Taxation Office’s approach to risk assessment for the application of the IMHR to taxpayer’s circumstances.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Chris Hadley, Partner - Commercial Recovery and Insolvency, Litigation, Holman Webb Lawyers
Publication Date
09/25/2020
2 pages

This article covers the new insolvency regime introduced in Australia on 1 January 2021. The changes in this new regime primarily impact businesses with liabilities of less than $1 million and will enable such companies to continue trading under the control of its directors while a debt restructuring plan is developed and voted on by creditors.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Evelyn Chan, Partner, Adriel Wong, Trainee Solicitor, and Jane Lu, Paralegal, Gall
Publication Date
05/09/2020
4 pages

This article goes into the various matters that directors of a company should bear in mind if insolvency is on the horizon, “lest incurring personal liability if insolvency becomes inevitable.” Failure to bear these matters in mind and comply with standards and requirements could lead to disastrous results for company directors in Hong Kong.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
05/26/2021
258 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding project finance across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Brazil, China, Colombia, United Kingdom, Global, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
05/26/2021
199 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding restructuring and insolvency across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
06/01/2021
334 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding securitisation across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance, Financial Services
Region: Global, Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Audience: CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Rukshad Davar, Partner, Kritika Agarwal, Associate Partner and Rahul Datta, Associate, Majmudar & Partners, India
Publication Date
06/25/2021

Indian securities law has focused on regulating, holding accountable, and penalizing “promoters” because concentrated family-owned businesses have been the prevailing business model so far in India. This Quick Overview will explain changes made to the law and different concepts put for by a recently published consultation paper.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: India, Asia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
06/28/2021
224 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding initial public offerings across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, South Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
07/13/2021
122 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding derivatives across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Financial Services
Region: Global, Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
01/02/2021
3 pages

This article highlights the importance of protecting one’s FinTech products and innovations. One means of protecting FinTech innovations is through Intellectual Property (IP) laws. In particular, the IP laws of Hong Kong provide a variety of mechanisms to ensure the protection of FinTech products.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
08/01/2020
4 pages

This article provides several mitigation measures that banks and other financial institutions could take in order to minimize the impact of any conflicts between foreign legislations on Hong Kong-related sanctions that have arisen due to the rise of geo-political risks.

Resource Details
Region: China, Hong Kong, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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