Cayman Islands Fund Directors Registration and Licensing Law implemented

The Cayman Islands government has approved the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 (the “Law”), effective 4 June 2014. Under the Law, all directors of covered entities, that is, mutual funds regulated under the Mutual Funds Law (2013 Revision) or directors of companies registered as “excluded persons” under the...



A response to the alleged China money laundering scam using the SIV Scheme

Twice this week China spectator have reported on widespread money laundering from China to Australia through the SIV Scheme. They reported “China’s state broadcaster CCTV launched a blistering attack on one of the country’s most powerful government-owned financial institutions, the Bank of China, accusing it of money laundering and...



New AFSL and Responsible Entity business and appointment of compliance consultant.

Update : Launching October 2015 The Merkin Group announces  our newly formed joint venture AFSL and Responsible Entity which will, with a heavy weighting on wholesale, sophisticated, high net worth, professional and exempt investors : authorise the expansion of BoxRED’s  current  unlicensed activities into regulated and licensed corporate and...



HKIoD upcoming training programmes

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors have announced upcoming training and credits programme in board decision making, anti- money laundering risk management, and fund raising and refinancing issues and the board related issues.  How Boardroom Decision-Making is Affected by  the New Companies Ordinance? Date:  Monday 16 June2014Facilitator:Dr Davy Wu,...



M&A – Liability for conduct in pre-contractual negotiations

Term sheets, offer letters, letters of intent, heads of agreement and preliminary agreements by any other name have become a staple part of modern M&A negotiations.  However, recent developments in the law surrounding pre-contractual negotiations highlight the risk that the parties’ conduct during pre-contractual negotiations can override the express...



Sustainability and reporting – an Austcham HK seminar 25 Sept 2013

Presented by Sustainable Development Committee of Austcham Hong Kong and Macau a seminar on Sustainability – A Panel Discussion on Reporting Formats. Lunch Seminar | Wednesday 25 September 2013 The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently published guidelines for listed companies to report on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors....



AICD Briefing in HK 19 Sept 2013. Sponsored by Austcham

Hong Kong Director Briefing: Positioning yourself in this decade – The role of the NED in Asia Directors are becoming highly sought after, especially those with experience in the dynamic and emerging markets in South East Asia. What are the skills, competencies and experiences that Boards will look for...




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