Courses

  • *FULL* Client KYC & Suitability – An Update and Review

    In March 2016, a number of important developments relating to the framework for professional investors in Hong Kong became effective. Intermediaries now need to comply with additional regulatory requirements with respect to professional investors.

    In addition, the SFC proposed new client agreement requirements under the Code of Conduct. These proposed changes could have implications on the contractual relationship vis-à-vis an intermediary and its clients. There is a transitional period until 9 June 2017 when the changes will become fully effective but intermediaries are expected to already start the process to comply.

    This course will provide an overview of the relevant updates to the Professional Investor regime and the new client agreement requirements, as well as the practical implications of the changes for financial institutions and companies.

    *Due to popular demand, this course is now FULL. To request re-run, please click on the “request re-run” box on the right. 

    12 Oct, 2016

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  • *FULL* Duties and Liabilities of Responsible Officers under the SFO

    All registered firms such as securities / futures companies, fund management firms, financial advisory companies and corporate finance firms will need to be licensed by the SFC to conduct regulated activities. Each licensed corporation requires 2 Responsible Officers (RO). How do you become an RO and what are the duties and liabilities for ROs?

    *Due to popular demand, this course is now FULL. Please contact us by email at registration@courses-seminars.com to be put on waiting list for this course. To request re-run, please click on the “request re-run” box on the right. 

    11 Oct, 2016

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  • An Introduction to Initial Public Offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    There have been a sleuth of IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange where companies are raising capital. Understanding the legal and regulatory requirements in order to achieve a successful listing is crucial. This course provides an overview and practical guidelines in relation to the legal and regulatory aspects of an IPO in Hong Kong.

    25 Aug, 2017

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  • An Update on the Recent IRD Tax Audit on the Fund Management Industry

    In the past few years, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has embarked on the review of the fund management industry. Their work concentrated on the taxability of the offshore fund manager and whether the investment advisor in Hong Kong is properly remunerated.

    This course will provide a practical overview of how to handle a tax audit with special attention on the tax audit implications for offshore funds & fund managers. The speakers will share with participants their experience on how to handle those fund manager tax audits. Between the 2 speakers they have helped clients to resolve over 20 cases. Some of them did not involve any adjustment.

    20 Jan, 2017

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  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing: Best Practice and Compliance Issues

    Money laundering and terrorist financing (“ML/TF”) can present significant compliance, reputational and operational risks for corporations and have an economic impact on most businesses.  Regulators have been taking positive steps to combat ML/TF as well as identify deficiencies in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing systems and controls of the corporations.  This 3-hour course will provide an excellent view of the fundamentals of ML/TF, the relevant laws and regulations, the compliance issues as well as the best practices.

    11 Jul, 2017

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  • Asia Debt Capital Markets

    While many investment markets are still experiencing the aftermath of the subprime crisis, the Asia bond market remains active this year, as evidenced by some recent multi-hundred million issuance by Sinopec, ADB and ICICI Bank. This course will provide a comprehensive overview and practical guide to the trends and legal developments of the Asia bond market.

    29 Sep, 2016

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  • Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) and its Potential Impact on Tax Audit Cases in Hong Kong

    Does tax transparency mean a higher tax audit risk?

    The increasing tax transparency in the global tax environment started few years ago since the launch of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  In addition to the action plans proposed under the BEPS initiatives, the collaboration between tax authorities around the world are now the strongest in the history and it will be growing.  The implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) enacted by the United States in 2010 followed by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) developed by OECD are the clear indications.

    Under the above environment, how will the tax authorities in Hong Kong make use of the data collected in the tax audit situation?  What are the potential impact in the selection of tax audit target.  Ernst & Young (EY) Hong Kong Tax controversy team would like to share their view on this subject.

    06 Mar, 2017

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  • China Outbound M&A

    Cross-border M&A activity in Hong Kong, especially outbound ones from China, has been increasing in terms of volume, value and complexity in recent years. Some of the increase was attributable to offshore transactions involving China business operators, private equity funds and financial institutions. Because these transactions cover the laws of multiple jurisdictions, it is important to be cognizant of the various legal issues that may impact their execution. This course will identify the challenges and issues arising out of China outbound M&As and will analyze the legal and regulatory regime governing such transactions.

    12 May, 2017

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  • China Outbound M&A

    Outline to be provided shortly.

    10 Nov, 2017

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  • Client KYC & Suitability – An Update and Review

    In March 2016, a number of important developments relating to the framework for professional investors in Hong Kong became effective. Intermediaries now need to comply with additional regulatory requirements with respect to professional investors.

    In addition, the SFC proposed new client agreement requirements under the Code of Conduct. These proposed changes could have implications on the contractual relationship vis-à-vis an intermediary and its clients. There is a transitional period until 9 June 2017 when the changes will become fully effective but intermediaries are expected to already start the process to comply.

    This course will provide an overview of the relevant updates to the Professional Investor regime and the new client agreement requirements, as well as the practical implications of the changes for financial institutions and companies.

    02 Dec, 2016

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