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Hong Kong Monetary Authority Consults on Information Sharing Among Authorized Institutions to Prevent Financial Crime

The proposed information sharing system will help to bring Hong Kong in line with global trends and enhance the effectiveness of its mechanisms to combat fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. 

Client Alert | February 21, 2024

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – February 2024

Our digital assets update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Client Alert | February 13, 2024

Hong Kong’s Regulators Refresh Guidance on Virtual Assets and Propose Legal Framework for Stablecoin Issuers

This briefing examines in depth the circulars and consultation paper issued by the SFC and HKMA in December 2023.

Client Alert | February 2, 2024

Top 12 Developments in Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement in 2023

Our lawyers provide an analysis of last year’s most significant trends and developments in anti-money laundering regulation and enforcement.

Client Alert | February 2, 2024

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2024 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 10 firm rankings and 20 individual rankings in the 2024 edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 18, 2024

OFAC Creates New Russia-Related Secondary Sanctions Risks for Foreign Financial Institutions; Expands Import Ban

The Biden Administration has added significantly to its Russia-related sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order that, among other things, now subjects foreign financial institutions to secondary sanctions risks when they conduct or facilitate certain Russia-related transactions, even unwittingly.

Client Alert | January 4, 2024

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2024 Chambers Asia-Pacific

Gibson Dunn earned 13 firm rankings and 15 individual rankings in the 2024 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. 

Firm News | December 14, 2023

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – December 2023

Our Digital Assets Update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Client Alert | December 14, 2023

Hong Kong’s SFC Consults on Market Sounding Guidelines

On October 11, 2023, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission published a consultation paper on the proposed guidelines for market soundings. The Proposed Guidelines are noteworthy since it sets out for the first time the specific regulatory requirements and the SFC’s regulatory expectations in respect of market soundings in Hong Kong. 

Client Alert | December 6, 2023

Hong Kong’s SFC Updates Guidance on Tokenised Securities-Related Activities

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has updated its guidance on tokenised securities-related activities and on the tokenisation of SFC-authorised investment products.

Client Alert | November 10, 2023

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – November 2023

Our Digital Assets Update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Client Alert | November 6, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q3 2023

Tapping the knowledge and experience of Gibson Dunn lawyers around the globe, our quarterly Carbon Markets Update helps our clients across all sectors navigate the ever-changing landscape of voluntary carbon markets.

Client Alert | October 24, 2023

European Commission Launches Consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

The European Commission has published its consultations on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and has set a deadline of December 15 for feedback.

Client Alert | October 17, 2023

Hong Kong Introduces New Type 13 Regulated Activity

On July 27, 2023, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission published a “Circular on Licensing and Registration of Depositaries of SFC-authorised Collective Investment Schemes and Related Transitional Arrangements”. Trustees and custodians of SFC-authorised collective investment schemes will have to be licensed or registered with the SFC for the new Type 13 regulated activity from October 2, 2024.

Client Alert | September 26, 2023

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – September 2023

This edition of our Digital Assets Update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Client Alert | September 18, 2023

Expansion of Corporate Criminal Liability in the UK: Reform of the Identification Principle and New Offence of Failure to Prevent Fraud

Our lawyers discuss the U.K.’s Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, which the government has described as the most significant reform of the identification doctrine in more than 50 years and whose proposals have been welcomed by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

Client Alert | September 18, 2023

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Proposed Long-Term Debt Requirements

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss a recent joint notice of proposed rulemaking issued by U.S. federal banking agencies that would require certain large banking organizations to issue and maintain minimum amounts of long-term debt.

Client Alert | September 6, 2023

DLT’s Sustainability in the Financial Sector

Singapore of counsel Grace Chong is the author of "DLT's Sustainability in the Financial Sector," published in conjunction with Bank of Italy and Elevandi, that is based on a roundtable that was held at the Post Zero Forum 2023.

Article | August 24, 2023

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – August 2023

This edition of our Digital Assets Update covers recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Client Alert | August 22, 2023

Hong Kong SFC Places Key Reforms to SFO Enforcement Provisions on Hold Following Industry Feedback

On August 8, 2023, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission published its consultation conclusions on proposed amendments to enforcement-related provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

Client Alert | August 11, 2023

The Streamlined Approach to Complying with the Suitability Obligations When Dealing with Sophisticated Professional Investors

Our lawyers review the expectations of the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority regarding allowing a proportionate and risk-based streamlined approach to complying with the suitability obligations when dealing with sophisticated professional investors.

Client Alert | August 8, 2023

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Basel III Endgame Package of Reforms

On July 27, 2023, the federal banking agencies jointly issued the long-expected notice of proposed rulemaking that would replace the federal banking agencies’ risk-based capital framework for large banking organizations with a new framework—commonly referred to as the Basel III endgame reforms—that would implement international capital standards issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Client Alert | August 3, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q2 2023

“Market conditions have changed so dramatically that today, no matter its products or services, every company is also in the environmental business.” Our Carbon Markets Update newsletter helps our clients across all sectors navigate the ever-changing landscape of voluntary carbon markets

Client Alert | July 28, 2023

EMIR 3 – European Parliament’s Proposed Amendments

Our lawyers analyze the European Parliament’s recently published draft report on the proposal made in late 2022 by the European Commission, which set out contemplated amendments to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Client Alert | July 25, 2023

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2023

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2023.

Client Alert | July 11, 2023

Gibson Dunn Digital Assets Recent Updates – July 2023

Gibson Dunn’s first digital assets regular update. This update will cover recent legal news regarding all types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs, as well as other blockchain and Web3 technologies. Thank you for your interest.

Client Alert | July 6, 2023

MiCA – Crossing the Rubicon for Cryptoasset Regulation in the EU

The EU Markets in Cryptoassets Regulations (MiCA) enter into force this week, which establish a harmonized pan-EU regime for cryptoassets. Our lawyers discuss the scope of the new regulations, which parties they apply to, and obligations on both EU- and non-EU businesses.

Client Alert | June 27, 2023

Webcast: Carbon Markets and the Voluntary Market

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide practical advice about how to access and participate in the voluntary carbon offset market and flag litigation risks and concerns to be considered by those participating in the market.

Webcasts | June 8, 2023

New Hong Kong Regulatory Requirements and Licensing Regime for Virtual Asset Trading Platforms Finalised as Legislation Takes Effect

Our lawyers discuss new regulatory guidance for operators of virtual asset trading platforms issued by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Client Alert | June 7, 2023

Agencies Release Reports Detailing Supervision and Regulation of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank

Gibson Dunn lawyers examine federal banking agencies’ expected response to the recent bank failures, and how that response will shape the regulatory landscape for institutions of all sizes and their partners.

Client Alert | May 16, 2023

Carbon Markets Update – Q1 2023

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide recent updates and analysis on the voluntary carbon market.

Client Alert | April 4, 2023

Grace Chong Named Fintech and Digital Assets Lawyer of the Year at the Law.com Asia Legal Awards 2023

Law.com named Singapore of counsel Grace Chong as Fintech and Digital Assets Lawyer of the Year at its Asia Legal Awards 2023.

Firm News | March 31, 2023

Grace Chong Named a Rising Star at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2023

International Financial Law Review named Singapore of counsel Grace Chong as a Rising Star at the 2023 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards.

Firm News | March 24, 2023

Gibson Dunn Distressed Banks Resource Center

Gibson Dunn has created a Distressed Banks Resource Center to provide resources and regular updates to our clients on recent bank failures.

Client Alert | March 14, 2023

Distressed Bank Update – A New Paradigm

Gibson Dunn's lawyers present the latest updates on news about distressed banks.

Client Alert | March 14, 2023

Hong Kong SFC Consults On Licensing Regime For Virtual Asset Trading Platform Operators

Our lawyers discuss an important Consultation Paper recently published by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Client Alert | March 2, 2023

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Introduces Plans To Regulate Stablecoins

Gibson Dunn lawyers review plans that were recently announced by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on the regulation of crypto-assets and stablecoins.

Client Alert | February 7, 2023

UK Financial Services Regulation – 2022 Year-End Review

Our lawyers review activities in UK financial services regulations in 2022.

Client Alert | February 2, 2023

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2023 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 10 firm rankings and 19 individual rankings in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 13, 2023

Grace Chong Named a Singapore Rising Star by Asian Legal Business

Asian Legal Business named Singapore of counsel Grace Chong to its inaugural Singapore Rising Stars 2022 list, which highlights “the next generation of the country’s lawyers who have demonstrated great potential in the industry, while earning wide acclaim from their clients in the process.”

Firm News | December 20, 2022

UK FCA Action Against Firms Relating to Arrangements with Third Party Intermediaries – Lessons Learned

Our lawyers discuss recent enforcement actions by the UK Financial Conduct Authority relating to failings by firms in arrangements with third party intermediaries.

Client Alert | December 15, 2022

Hong Kong Licensing Regime for Virtual Asset Service Providers Passed with Three-Month Delay to Implementation Timelines

Gibson Dunn lawyers review updates to the licensing regime for virtual asset service providers in Hong Kong.

Client Alert | December 8, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named Law Firm of the Year at the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2022

Regulation Asia has named Gibson Dunn as the Law Firm of the Year at the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2022.

Firm News | November 22, 2022

Webcast: Digital Assets – Closing the Regulatory Net – With Updates

Our Global Financial Regulatory Practice Group hosts a webcast dedicated to the latest legal and regulatory developments in digital assets markets.

Webcasts | November 2, 2022

New Crypto Tokens Regime in the Dubai International Financial Centre

Read a summary of the new Dubai Financial Services Authority Crypto Tokens regime.

Client Alert | November 1, 2022

Webcast: Digital Assets – Closing the Regulatory Net

In anticipation of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in October on regulatory and supervisory approaches to stablecoins and other crypto-assets, please join us for this webcast hosted by our Global Financial Regulatory Practice Group.

Webcasts | October 27, 2022

Hong Kong SFC Reiterates Expectations for Licensed Corporations and Managers-in-Charge for Foreign Regulatory Breaches and Self-Reporting

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss an HK$1.75 million fine levied against Asia Research & Capital Management Limited relating to a failure to comply with an EU regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps.

Client Alert | October 18, 2022

Changes in Hong Kong SFC Requirements for “Overall Coordinator” Role Raise Sanctions-Related Questions for Financial Institutions Serving in That Capacity

Following a three-month consultation period, the Securities and Futures Commission’s Code of Conduct provision, paragraph 21, has come into effect on August 5, 2022.

Client Alert | August 31, 2022

Hong Kong Introduces Licensing Regime for Virtual Asset Services Providers

On June 24, 2022, the Hong Kong Government gazetted the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill 2022. The Amendment Bill introduces changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (Cap. 615), including the introduction of a licensing regime for virtual asset services providers and imposing statutory anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing obligations on VASPs in Hong Kong.

Client Alert | June 30, 2022

Hong Kong SFC Consults on Significant Reforms to the SFO Enforcement Provisions

On June 10, 2022, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to enforcement-related provisions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. This is particularly noteworthy, as the Consultation Paper marks the first time that the SFC has consulted on changes to enforcement-related provisions since the introduction of the SFO 20 years ago.

Client Alert | June 14, 2022