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Article 14 abr 2022
Following on from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, private companies are seeking to better position themselves and take steps towards promoting and practising meaningful sustainability. With this in mind, companies are reconsidering their policies, relationships and supply chains and are increasingly asking for their lawyers to ensure their documents provide a strong contractual basis for these changes.
Article 13 abr 2022
The increase in the cost of living and the significant rise in inflation has the potential to have an adverse impact on debt recovery. However, taking proactive steps to tackle bad debt (as a creditor) and to resolve unpaid debt issues (as a debtor) can facilitate a swift resolution to solving problems without court intervention. In this article, we look at the impact of mounting debts from both a debtor and creditor perspective.
Article 1 abr 2022
After years of discussion about ways to thwart the flow of so called dirty money, UK Parliament has fast tracked, in what has been reported to be at unprecedented speed, the journey of The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (ECA) in response to the recent armed conflict in Ukraine.
Article 9 mar 2022
For many years, the UK has been given the unenvious title of being a hub for money-laundering, with UK enforcement agencies lacking the armoury to tackle the influx of dirty money. The fast-tracking of the Economic Crime Bill, in response to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, is a further attempt by the UK to financially cleanse UK PLC.
Article 9 mar 2022
Crypto no longer represents a murky sector of investing but is now a legitimate asset class. Mainstream investors are increasingly including crypto in portfolios as an inflation hedge alongside traditional assets. While crypto has been catapulted into the mainstream in the last couple of years or so, ESG – incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance measures into running a business - has been a topic of discussion since the seminal 2004 UN report ‘Who Cares Wins’.
Article 7 mar 2022
On 5 March 2022, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced details of Singapore’s new sanctions against Russia.
The sanctions which aim to constrain Russia’s capacity to conduct war against Ukraine and undermine its sovereignty fall within two broad categories:
- The imposition of export controls on items that can be directly used as weapons to inflict harm on or to subjugate the Ukrainians, and items that can contribute to offensive cyber operations.
- The imposition of financial measures targeted at designated Russian banks, entities and activities in Russia, and fund-raising activities benefiting the Russian government.
News 28 fev 2022
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.
Article 27 jan 2022
It’s that time of the year again when the Kennedys Hong Kong financial regulatory team releases our annual review of financial regulatory investigations and proceedings.
Case review 21 jan 2022
Sections 25 and 25A of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”) have once again come under the spotlight in a recent judicial review.
News 19 jan 2022
Following the publication of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022, the firm has seen some impressive rankings in the latest guide to top law firms and lawyers across the region.