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DeHeng Strengthens Position in Hong Kong with Merger with Respected Local Firm Chungs Lawyers to Form DeHeng Law Offices (Hong Kong) LLP

24 March 2023 by Chungs Lawyers in association with DeHeng Law Offices - Hong Kong

DeHeng Law Offices (“DeHeng”), one of the largest Chinese law firms with a global presence, recently announced the successful completion of its merger with a local law firm in Hong Kong, as part of its efforts to enhance its service offerings in the Asian financial hub.

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Korean Tax Law and Regulation Updates for 2023

20 February 2023 by Lee & Ko - South Korea

Korea’s latest tax reforms package was approved by the National Assembly in December 2022, with further details made clear by the Presidential Enforcement Decree which was published in January 2023. Before going into the details of the Korean tax reforms for 2023, it is important to consider the wider global context and domestic political context in which these reforms have been made, in order to understand some of the rationale underlying the reforms.

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Corporate and Commercial Law - stay informed on recent legal developments across 37 jurisdictions

19 January 2023 by LC Lawyers

We are pleased to present the latest edition of EY Corporate and Commercial Law global update. The articles in this global update reflect the global reach and diversity of EY Law services, from corporate law to civil law and commercial law to regulatory aspects across 37 jurisdictions, covering Western Europe, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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Hong Kong Companies Registry’s new inspection regime and personal data protection (Phase 2)

28 November 2022 by LC Lawyers

In our previous article , we introduced the three phases of the new inspection regime under the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong. Phase 1 was implemented on 23 August 2021. In this article, we will discuss Phase 2 which will come into effect on 24 October 2022.

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Establishing a charity in Hong Kong

25 November 2022 by LC Lawyers

Demand for philanthropy planning has surged in recent years, especially since the pandemic’s harsh impact on society and livelihoods, with many enterprises, social organisations, religious groups and benevolent individuals seeking efficient, powerful, targeted ways to help socially vulnerable groups.

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Expansion of mainland-Hong Kong financial markets connectivity

20 November 2022 by LC Lawyers

On 2 September 2022, at the Annual Forum of the China International Fair for Trade in Services, Dr. Fang Xinghai, Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), indicated that the CSRC will work with Hong Kong’s relevant authorities to launch three new initiatives to expand the connectivity of the mainland and Hong Kong capital markets.

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Should Hong Kong businesses be resetting their integrity agenda?

25 July 2022 by LC Lawyers

COVID-19 disrupted businesses globally and impacted the way they operate, with knock on effects on employees, counterparties and customers. Amid the turmoil, new opportunities and challenges emerged, some posing difficult ethical dilemmas affecting future viability and success of businesses. These factors created a perfect storm for misconduct. Two plus years on, we are starting to see its impact on businesses and their personnel.

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Long Service Payment and Severance Payment in Hong Kong - Abolishment of Offsetting Arrangement

05 July 2022 by LC Lawyers

The Government passed the Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill 2022 on 9 June 2022 to abolish the use of the accrued benefits of employers' mandatory contributions under the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) System to offset severance payment (“SP”) and long service payment (“LSP”). While this development is welcome by employees, certain preparation should be made by Hong Kong employers especially for those whose workforce experiences low turnover.

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Revised Hong Kong listing regime for overseas issuers

04 July 2022 by LC Lawyers

A revised listing regime for overseas issuers on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) took effect following consultation on 1 January 2022.

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ESG Series – Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme of Hong Kong

01 July 2022 by LC Lawyers

It has been one year since the launch of the Green and Sustainable Finance Grant Scheme (Scheme) in May 2021. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced in its Quarterly Bulletin of March 2022 that more than 60 debt instruments had been approved under the Scheme. This article summarizes the core elements of the Scheme and provides tips for applications.