Please join Julia Charlton for a webinar on STOs in Hong Kong

Register here > About the Webinar The webinar will cover the following topics and participants may enroll via the registration page. Securities token offerings in Hong Kong context Comparison of US STOs with Hong Kong STOs Hong Kong regulation of STOs SFC Regulated Activities relating to digital tokens Hong Kong regulation of crypto exchanges Regulatory […]

Read more

Announcement on Appointment of Personal Data Protection Committee

On 18 January 2022, a Cabinet Resolution was announced in the Royal Gazette appointing the Personal Data Protection Committee (PDPC) effective from 11 January 2022. The PDPC has the authority and duty under the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA) to determine the details of regulations as well as establish criteria and guidance for business […]

Read more

SWT Stevia

SWT Stevia is a producer of stevia extract, founded in 2006 from start-ups in Chile and Mexico. After acquiring land in Mexico and the US for their own production of stevia leaves, the company developed the first organic process of extraction and purification of the sweetener without using artificial ingredients. With their market and knowledge […]

Read more

Summary of MAS’ Guidelines on Provision of Digital Payment Token Services to the Public

Authors: Quek Li Fei and Yeo Tun Zen On 17 January 2022, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a new set of guidelines titled “Guidelines on Provision of Digital Payment Token Services to the Public [PS-G02]” (the “Guidelines”) setting out MAS’s expectation that digital payment token service providers, (including payment institutions, banks and other financial […]

Read more

White Paper | Control of Foreign Trade Operations

The Foreign Trade area is fundamental for the operation of many companies in our country since it is the area that manages both the supply of inputs and finished products for the development of operations (import), as well as the marketing of goods abroad (export) and therefore, its proper operation and management become key to […]

Read more

The Case of Congressman Fortenberry

Representing Individuals in Federal Investigations is not for Amateurs: The Case of Congressman Fortenberry By Dennis E. Boyle I recently came across a commentary about Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican Congressman from Nebraska who is charged with making a false statement to FBI agents concerning the source of campaign contributions he received.  The thrust of the commentary was that the […]

Read more

CSSF guidance on virtual assets

Recent developments in the financial sector On 29 November 2021, the Commission de surveillance du Secteur Financier (the “CSSF”) published a Communiqué entitled “CSSF guidance on virtual assets” as well as an FAQ on “Virtual Assets” which were recently updated on 4 January 2022. These two initiatives are a follow up to a previous CSSF […]

Read more

Estate Planning: Key Documents and Tips for Maintaining Your Estate Plan

Whether welcomed or not, the pandemic has changed our perspective on life and re-ordered some of our priorities. Personal estate planning, quite often found on the ‘procrastination’ list, has for many made a move to the priority list in recent months as we have quickly learned to expect the unexpected and plan for the unplanned. […]

Read more

Receivables May Offer Relief When Cash Is Tight

Many companies are experiencing a buildup of accounts receivable on their balance sheets as customers — especially large corporate buyers — are stretching out their payment terms. While these bills may eventually be paid, delays are causing a cash flow crunch across many supply chains. Recent Study The CFO/The Hackett Group 2021 Working Capital Scorecard provides […]

Read more

Potential Corporate Tax Impacts of the Proposed Reconciliation Bill

On September 13, 2021, the House Ways & Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released the draft text of its proposed budget reconciliation bill (the “Build Back Better Act [First Draft]”), and on September 15, 2021 it approved various sections of the proposal. The Committee released an updated draft on October 28, 2021 (the “Build […]

Read more

Newsflash | Proposed changes to the Luxembourg financial collateral law

Draft law proposing amendments to the Luxembourg financial collateral law On 20 December 2021, a draft law No. 7933 (the “Draft Law“) was lodged with the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies. While the main aim of the Draft Law is to implement Regulation (EU) 2021/23 of 16 December 2020 on a framework for the recovery and […]

Read more

AFM and The Great Gatsby- FM (1932) Limited & Ors v Belisco Estates Ltd [2021] EWHC 3460 (Ch)

AFM (1932) Limited & Ors v Belisco Estates Ltd [2021] EWHC 3460 (Ch) is of passing interest to fans of F Scott Fitzgerald and anyone who is interested in what constitutes a transaction at an undervalue and what might not.  The literary note is struck in the opening paragraph of the judgment of ICC Judge […]

Read more