Mark Benton participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]

Mark BentonPartner, AHNSE Law Offices

Changes to Hong Kong’s Open-ended Fund Companies Regime Take Effect 11 September 2020

Changes to Hong Kong’s private open-ended fund companies (OFCs) regime took effect on 11 September 2020 removing all investment restrictions on private OFCs and enabling Type 1 licensees to act as their custodians. The changes are detailed in the SFC’s Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Open-ended Fund Companies Regime[1] and their implementation was […]

Altug GuzeldereManaging Partner, Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

Changes to Hong Kong’s Open-ended Fund Companies Regime Take Effect 11 September 2020

Changes to Hong Kong’s private open-ended fund companies (OFCs) regime took effect on 11 September 2020 removing all investment restrictions on private OFCs and enabling Type 1 licensees to act as their custodians. The changes are detailed in the SFC’s Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Open-ended Fund Companies Regime[1] and their implementation was […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

Dematerialization of shares in joint stock companies and partnerships limited by shares in Poland and the Covid–19 Pandemic

On 30th September 2019 the Polish Legislature introduced a new bill containing significant changes to the Polish Commercial Companies Code with respect to regulation of private joint stock companies and partnerships limited by shares [1] which impose upon these entities the obligation to undertake a dematerialisation of their shares, to limit the rights of shareholders […]

Robert LewandowskiPartner, DLP Dr Lewandowski & Partners

Administrative Ruling No. 054, which establishes the regulations for public offer of securities of Small and Medium Enterprise (Official Gazette No. 41913 of July 2, 2020)

The National Superintendence of Securities (SUNAVAL) issued Administrative Ruling Nº 054, published in the Official Gazette No. 41913 of July 2, 2020, which regulates the public offer of securities issued by Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). The Ruling establishes the guidelines for the public offer of securities of SMEs to guarantee the adequate conditions of […]

Francisco A. CasanovaPartner, Ponte Andrade & Casanova

Establishing a private university in Cyprus

To make things as clear as possible even from the very beginning, it needs to be underlined that higher education in Cyprus is regulated according to the provisions of the Bologna Process dating back in 1998. There are four types of institutions allowed to be operating in the country, namely Public Universities, Private Universities, Public […]

Christos OikonomakisFounder & Managing Partner, OIKONOMAKIS CHRISTOS GLOBAL LAW FIRM

HKEx Consults on Listing Rule Amendments to Increase its Disciplinary Powers and Sanctions

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is consulting on amendments to the HKEx Listing Rules to increase its disciplinary and sanctioning powers under Chapter 2A of the Main Board Listing Rules and Chapter 3 of the GEM Listing Rules. The HKEx’s Consultation Paper on Review of Disciplinary Powers and Sanctions[1] was published on 7 August […]

Clinton MorrowPartner, Charltons

HKEx Consults on Listing Rule Amendments to Increase its Disciplinary Powers and Sanctions

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) is consulting on amendments to the HKEx Listing Rules to increase its disciplinary and sanctioning powers under Chapter 2A of the Main Board Listing Rules and Chapter 3 of the GEM Listing Rules. The HKEx’s Consultation Paper on Review of Disciplinary Powers and Sanctions[1] was published on 7 August […]

Altug GuzeldereManaging Partner, Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

How will Brexit affect your current and future commercial contracts?

With the end of the transition period fast approaching (31 December 2020), businesses need to consider what economic implications Brexit will have on their commercial contracts. Currently the relationship between the UK and EU post-Brexit is still uncertain, therefore there is no definitive answer for commercial contracts. Fortunately, in comparison to other areas of law, […]

Nigel GreenawayDirector - Corporate, Greenaway Scott

In Breakdown of a Relationship Get Advice as to your Personal Position Before You Proceed

If you are in a marriage or de-facto relationship that is now untenable and you feel that enough is enough, please ensure you seek sound legal advice as soon as possible, ideally before ‘making the break’ , but in any event to ensure you are empowered with as much information as possible regarding your legal […]

Ross KoffelPrincipal, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers

Amendments to HKEx’s Listing Rules for Debt Issues to Professional Investors to Take Effect on 1 November 2020

Amendments to The Rules governing the listing of Securities on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“The Listing Rules”) for debt issues only to professional investors will take effect on 1 November 2020 revising the requirements under Chapter 37 of the Listing Rules and Chapter 30 of the GEM Listing Rules. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange […]

Altug GuzeldereManaging Partner, Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

Newsflash Luxembourg – Postponement of tax reporting deadlines under DAC6, CRS and FATCA

In the context of the crisis related to COVID-19, a draft law relating to the postponement of tax reporting deadlines under DAC6, CRS and FATCA was filed with the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies (bill number 7625, hereafter referred to as “the Bill”) on 6 July 2020. The Bill followed the Council of the European Union’s […]

Benoît DuvieusartPartner, duvieusart ebel, avocats associés