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Hong Kong strengthens copyright law

Amendments include new exceptions and a “safe harbour” regime.

Hong Kong strengthens copyright law

Amendments include new exceptions and a “safe harbour” regime.

High-profile crypto failures in 2022 drive stricter tax reporting 

Tax reporting for crypto is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon.

Hong Kong, Mauritius sign agreement against double taxation

The agreement also provides tax relief measures.  

Hong Kong set to enable new tax measures

The measures aim to tighten rules under BEPS.

Legal Briefing: The ‘Stay Rules’ are here to stay

And what it means for authorized institutions.

What the Anti-sanctions Law could mean for Hong Kong?

The city’s status as a financial hub amongst others must be considered upon its implementation.

SFC, ICAC busts five people for suspicious money lending

The arrested individuals included a former and a current senior executive.

New China law counters international law sanctions

The measure, backed by Hong Kong, stands against “unilateral coercive” sanctions by the international community.

Hong Kong opposes new US memo hitting security law

The government said the US’ move is “baseless and purely politically oriented.”

Gov’t investigates Next Digital Limited over alleged fraud affairs

Clement Chan Kam-wing has been appointed as the inspector for the investigation.

HK-based US businesses to suffer in recent Biden admin advisory

Hong Kong asserted the National Security Law reinforced its position as a financial and business hub.

Hong Kong to criminalise doxxing acts 

This is to protect against actions that are intrusive to personal data privacy. 

Security chief to move up as HK’s no. 2 official

This comes as reports of a cabinet reshuffling arise.

Hong Kong rubber stamps first standard patent by original grant

The country’s new grant system now allows a direct route for patent protection.

Inland Revenue amendments bill passed

It will take effect on 11 June after it is gazetted.

Hong Kong ranks third most preferred seat for cross-border disputes

This is a place higher compared to the previous global survey in 2018.

Hong Kong Customs cracks down on syndicate accused of $2.5b money laundering

Six persons were arrested in the operation named “Shadow Hunter II”.