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January 20, 2020

Licensing of Private Equity Sponsors: A New Hong Kong Approach?

On January 7, 2020, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued its “Circular to private equity firms seeking to be licensed” (“PE Circular”) setting out its view on the licensing obligations of private equity firms. The PE Circular suggests that a number of activities frequently undertaken by private equity firms may trigger licensing obligations. As a result, private equity firms operating in Hong Kong without a license...

October 13, 2019

Heightened Regulation of the Stock Market: What Directors of Listed Companies Need to...

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) both shifted their enforcement strategies and priorities after the conclusion of their joint consultation in 2017 in relation to the regulation of listed companies. The SEHK has stepped up the number of investigations it conducts and the number of resulting sanctions has risen accordingly. At the same time, the SFC has adopted a more...

June 15, 2019

Hong Kong Judicial Assistance to Foreign liquidators: Ripe for Appeal?

Though Hong Kong has yet to enact legislation to deal with cross-border insolvency, the Court of First Instance has taken the pragmatic position that it has the jurisdiction to assist liquidators appointed under a winding-up in a foreign jurisdiction by making orders to recognize those liquidators in Hong Kong and to require persons in Hong Kong to produce documents to those liquidators, to submit to examinations by those liquidators and to stay...

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August 26, 2019

Who's Who Legal Nominates Firm Managing Partner as Leading Private Funds Practitioner

Timothy Loh LLP is pleased to announce that Who's Who Legal has once again nominated Firm Managing Partner, Timothy Loh, as one of the world’s leading practitioners in Private Funds 2020. This recognition places Mr. Loh in a peer group that comprises elite international lawyers from around the world. Who's Who Legal is one of the legal industry's leading independent editorial rankings of financial and corporate law firms worldwide



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