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Hong Kong SFC consults on licensing requirements for virtual asset trading platform operators

On 20 February 2023, the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) launched a public consultation (the “Consultation”) to seek views on the proposed requirements ...


Hybrid jurisdiction clauses – two new English and Hong Kong cases give confidence to lenders

Two recent English and Hong Kong court decisions have given confidence to lenders that they should be able to enforce their rights against creditors under so-called asymmetric or hybrid...


Sustainability, disclosure – what Australian funds, sponsors and investors should know as consultation closes

Financial services regulators globally are identifying sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues as key areas of concern, with the aim of encouraging greater...

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The first pharmacovigilance rules in China: Practical GVP guidelines released by a provincial government

On May 7, 2021, the National Medical Products Administration released the Good Pharmacovigilance Practices of China, requiring market authorization holders to carry out certain...


Cannabidiol Canned in Hong Kong – CBD now classified as a dangerous drug

Cannabidiol is now classified as a dangerous drug in Hong Kong, hence it is a criminal offence to possess, consume, traffic and manufacture the substance (including as an ingredient)....


Spotlight on Greater China: navigating a shifting patent landscape

As part of a new Asia-Pacific (APAC) Life Sciences and Health Care webinar program designed both for companies with commercial interests in APAC and for companies based in the region, Hogan ...

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A new licensing regime for stablecoins in Hong Kong
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In January 2022, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority issued a Discussion Paper on Crypto-assets and Stablecoins, inviting industry comments on the regulatory approach of crypto-assets, in...


China: Draft Amendments to Trademark Law foreshadow potential major changes

On 13 January 2023, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) published draft amendments to the PRC Trademark Law for public comment. This Draft marks...


Corporate criminal liability in Indonesia under the New Criminal Code – is there any difference?

Corporate criminal liability is not a new concept in Indonesia. However, it is rarely applied given unclear implementing regulation. The New Criminal Code introduces provisions about...

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