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ESG Series – International Capital Market Association: Principles on Sustainable Finance Instruments

28 June 2022 by LC Lawyers

Green, social and sustainability-linked bonds listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange adopt principles formulated by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). This article introduces the core elements in those principles.

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Synergize GBA series: Cross-border data transfers in mainland China

27 June 2022 by LC Lawyers

In 2021, we have seen significant changes in the data protection regime in mainland China. Specifically, the Data Security Law (DSL) and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) came into effect on 1 September 2021 and 1 November 2021 respectively.

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汉坤争议解决简报︱Dispute Resolution Trends in China

17 May 2022 by Han Kun Law Offices - China

On April 22, 2022, Chengdu International Commercial Court was officially established. It is the third international commercial court in China after the establishment of the Suzhou International Commercial Court and the Beijing International Commercial Court, and exercises centralized jurisdiction over the first instance proceeding of all foreign-related civil and commercial cases that should have been heard by intermediate people’s courts within Sichuan Province.

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Stock Exchange Conclusions on Corporate Governance Code

06 January 2022 by LC Lawyers

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”) published in December 2021 the conclusions to its consultation paper of April 2021 titled “Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules” , with an aim to enhance the corporate governance practices and reporting by listed companies.

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Integrity is key: Hong Kong’s new Corporate Governance Code mandates that issuers establish anti-corruption and whistleblowing policies

04 January 2022 by LC Lawyers

In our earlier publication “COVID-19 heightened corruption risks – A Hong Kong guide” , we forewarned that COVID-19 and the challenges it posed to enforcement authorities, organizations and their workforce would allow corruption to thrive.

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ESG Series – What is COP26?

22 November 2021 by LC Lawyers

As COP26 is making global headlines, what exactly is this gathering and what makes it different from other global summits in the past? In this article, we will briefly discuss COP26 and its significance in tackling climate change and what it means for businesses worldwide.

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ESG Series – Carbon credits and carbon trading

04 November 2021 by LC Lawyers

Climate change has been impacting our daily lives notably in the last few years as we are witnessing extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain, floods, and heatwaves at a global scale.

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Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect - the official launch

30 September 2021 by LC Lawyers

The Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect (“WMC”) in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“GBA”) of mainland China was officially launched on 10 September 2021.

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Where to bring a claim in a dispute between employer and employee in Hong Kong – the Labour Tribunal or the Court?

20 September 2021 by LC Lawyers

The Hong Kong Labour Tribunal offers a comparatively quick, informal and inexpensive way of settling monetary disputes between employees and employers as compared to the Courts of Hong Kong. This makes it an attractive venue, particularly to employees with limited resources.

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A salutary lesson for partners: you are liable for your firm’s anti-competitive practices even if you were not involved in them

13 September 2021 by LC Lawyers

In our earlier publication “A sign of things to come: Hong Kong competition enforcement developments and trends”, we reported on the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”)’s imposition of pecuniary penalties totaling HK$3.97 million on 10 contractors who breached the first conduct rule by participating in a market-sharing and price-fixing arrangement in relation to decoration work in a public housing estate.