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SMART ODR portal launches

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced an online dispute resolution system to ease dispute settlements in the Indian securities market

SEBI bars Zee promoters from management

SAT is dissatisfied with SEBI's order on Punit Goenka, ex-MD of Zee, barring him from key managerial positions in the group

Mandatory verification of market rumours

India’s top listed companies must investigate and correct market rumours within hours under new rules from the SEBI

Power moves

Partners at Chinese and international law firms analyse changes under the new registration-based listing regime as the momentum shifts on going public

Zhonglun W&D hires six partners to boost Beijing office

Zhonglun W&D Law Firm has hired six partners to join the Beijing office, strengthening its criminal defence, capital markets, corporate and intellectual property sectors

Proposal to shorten IPO listing timelines

SEBI proposes shorter IPO listing timelines in India, benefiting issuers and investors with streamlined processes and timely scrutiny

Regulating RE fractional ownership platforms

The SEBI is planning its next steps on proposed regulation for web-based platforms that offer fractional ownership of real estate assets

Capital markets specialist joins Zhong Lun as equity partner

Zhong Lun Law Firm adds equity partner Wen Ye to the Shanghai office, strengthening its capital markets, M&A and financing sectors

Data compliance in domestic listings

By Wang Yan and Fu Mengyang, Grandway Law Offices 

Amman Mineral IPO signals Indonesia’s vibrant capital markets

Milbank, Sidley Austin, and Indonesia’s Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, an associate firm of Herbert Smith Freehills, advised on copper and gold mining company

Haiwen welcomes three partners to boost capital markets in HK

Haiwen & Partners hires three partners Tom Chau, Wang Zhong and Isaac Chen from Herbert Smith Freehills to strengthen its practice in Hong Kong capital markets practice

SEBI strengthening governance and protecting minority shareholders

By Abhishek Guha and Amrita Ghosh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Lifang adds partner in Beijing to bolster capital markets

Lifang & Partners hired Jiang Shengyang as a partner in the firm’s Beijing office to strengthen its securities and capital markets practice

Han Kun lands in Singapore, opening first office outside China

Han Kun Law Offices has set up in Singapore, the firm’s first branch outside China and the second overseas premises after its Hong Kong arm qualified to practice in November last year

SEBI completes rollout of XBRL format for IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has completed a new measure aimed at implementing the XBRL format for filing IPO papers and securities issues

Key focus in IPO reviews for photovoltaic industry

By Zhou Tao and Zhao Yao, Grandway Law Offices

Rahul Chatterji joins Linklaters, bolsters Asian banking practice

Linklaters hires Rahul Chatterji as a partner to strengthen its Asia banking practice, particularly its leveraged finance capabilities

FPI onboarding process expedited

The SEBI has permitted authorised bank officials to use the Swift mechanism for certification of copies of original documents submitted by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs)

SEBI’s buyback regulations streamlined

The SEBI has announced amendments to its Buy-Back Regulations with the aim of streamlining the process of buyback, promoting ease of doing business, and creating a level playing field for investors

SEBI introduces ISD to boost stakeholder awareness

In a move towards creating greater transparency, the SEBI issued a circular announcing the introduction of the issue summary document (ISD) and the dissemination of issue advertisements

Disclosure obligations, compliance of listed companies in M&A

By Liu Huaying and Xu Chen, Grandway Law Offices

Taiwan’s top 100 lawyers 2023

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils the top performers of Taiwan’s legal profession

Legal firms step up the game with scores of promotions

Multiple firms have announced the advancement of talent among their various practice groups during April when annual promotions are made for the new fiscal year

Baker McKenzie hires Hong Kong capital markets partner

Baker McKenzie has bolstered its capital markets practice in Hong Kong with the addition of partner Chen Sheng, who previously practised at Clifford Chance

Domestic application and risk control of the Bolar exception

By Hu Qi and Gong Manyun, Grandway Law Offices

SEBI permits 39 entities to use e-KYC Aadhaar services

SEBI recently listed 39 entities to use the e-KYC Aadhaar authentication services in the securities market as a sub-KYC (know your customer) user agency, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

New governance norms for trusts

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced governance norms for REITs and InvITs, in line with those for listed companies. It follows the board’s approval of the concept in December

Intermediaries accountable for laundering, terrorism financing

SEBI has issued a circular stating that intermediaries – including brokers, mutual funds and portfolio managers – can be held accountable for any fraudulent activities committed by their clients

What’s ahead?

We gathered opinions from legal professionals on their hopes and plans for this year, and what they have done to survive the past tumultuous years

SEBI cuts time for listing debt securities

To expedite the trading of securities by investors, the SEBI has stipulated a three working day (T+3) timeline for listing of debt securities issued

Harneys bolsters corporate team in Hong Kong with partner hire

Harneys has enlarged its two-partner corporate team with the hiring of Alan Au for its Hong Kong office

A comparison of capital markets regulations: India

By Sanjay Asher, Viplaw Kashyap, and Aayush Virani, Crawford Bayley & Co

Walkers’ capital markets specialist takes new role in Dubai firm

Walkers’ corporate lawyer Jo Lit has moved from Hong Kong to Dubai to join independent law firm Ibrahim & Partners as a partner in the capital markets and M&A practice and to head the China desk

Procedure for compulsory liquidation of partnership PE funds

By Zhu Rui and Qin Yu, Grandway Law Offices

Jumping ship

Disruption fuelled by global uncertainty has pervaded the dynamics of the legal workforce, with lawyers across Asia not hesitating to seek out new positions

Transforming S&T achievements into companies for domestic listing

By Wang Yan and Zhao Lihua, Grandway Law Offices

Green & keen

A framework for the deployment of sovereign green bonds shows the government is committed to a marriage of climate and infrastructure

SEBI changes framework on non-convertible debt securities

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) plans to review the norms on the electronic book provider (EBP) platform, using it to issue and list non-convertible securities, securitised debt instruments, security receipts, municipal debt securities and commercial paper

Stock regulator sets norms for submitting confidential DRHPS

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced pre-filing or confidential filing or the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) by companies planning to go public

Changes planned for LODR disclosure norms

The SEBI has sought public comment on changing the disclosure requirements as applicable to listed companies

SEBI extends settlement scheme

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has extended the SEBI Settlement Scheme 2022, for companies involved in trading in illiquid stock options, until 21 January 2023

IPO disclosure norms modified

The SEBI in its board meeting on 30 September announced a number of modifications to various laws, which included stricter disclosure rules for initial public offerings (IPOs)

Exemption of listing disclosure for defence enterprises

By Guo Xin and Xie Aqiang, Grandway Law Offices

How to properly secure service inventions

By Zhang Ming and Tan Wei, Grandway Law Offices  

Zhong Lun secures capital markets expert Jiang Haoxiong

Zhong Lun Law Firm has hired Jiang Haoxiong as a partner in its capital markets practice, who was previously a partner at Chen & Co Law Firm and Hui Cheng & Partners

Grandall Hong Kong office welcomes three capital markets, real estate partners

Grandall Law Firm has hired capital markets partners, Wan Kok Leong and Wong Sin Tung, as well as real estate partner, Wan Shiu-man, for its Hong Kong branch

SGLA lands in Lanzhou to tap northwest opportunities

SGLA Law Firm has opened a new office in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, to establish its presence across the northwest region and  is the 15th branch of the Shanghai-based firm

S&R Associates elevates trio as partners, three as counsel

S&R Associates has promoted six lawyers, with counsel Swapneil Akut, and associates Raya Hazarika and Pratichi Mishra becoming retained partners, while Akshat Kulshrestha, Kinnari Sanghvi and Prateek Sharma are now counsel

Liability for information disclosure by independent directors

By Arrow Zhang, Grandway Law Offices

Fangda expansion targets capital markets, cybersecurity

Fangda Partners has recruited specialists to beef up its capabilities in the areas of capital markets and data protection

SNG inks pact with R&P to widen geographical reach

Mumbai-based SNG & Partners and southern-based firm R&P Partners have created a pan-India presence after establlishing a joint venture

Zhong Lun beefs up capital markets practice

Zhong Lun Law Firm adds two partners to strengthen its capital markets, customs and import/export practice

Allen & Gledhill brings Phuong home to Vietnam

Phuong Tran has joined Allen & Gledhill as a partner in Ho Chi Minh City

Inheritance by listco shareholders through trusts

By Meng Wenxiang, Shu Weijia, and Hu Bingzhi, Grandway Law Offices

Strength during adversity

Enduring challenges amid a perfect storm

Regulators ink co-operation pact

The SEBI entered into a MoU with Canada’s Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) on 20 April 2022, to create a formal basis for cross-border co-operation

SEBI to offer ‘pre-filing’ for IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed to offer companies floating shares to confidentially “pre-file” the offer document with them

S fund development in China provides exits

By Echo Liu, Grandway Law Offices

Fangda hires partner for GBA

Fangda Partners has made Zhang Huanyan a partner in its Guangzhou office

Freshfields adds capital markets partner in HK

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Howie Farn as a partner in its global transactions group in Hong Kong. Farn joined from Kirkland & Ellis where he was a capital markets partner focusing on US securities transactions

Firms announce promotions to foster next gen of leaders

With the advent of the new fiscal year, several law firms announced their annual promotions as hard work is rewarded and the next generation of leaders is fostered

Audit committee overhaul under new listco rules

By Wang Yuanyuan, Grandway Law Offices

Choosing the right exchange to IPO is a strategic move

By Yang Ke and Piao Yu, Tian Yuan Law Firm; William Ji, William Ji & Co

When setting up a new JV is material asset reorganisation

By Zheng Xiao and Yin Wen, Grandway Law Offices

Precise ambiguity: Legal liability for securities lawyers

By Zhu Rui and He Shengtong, Grandway Law Offices

Risk of liability for satisfaction of buyer in asset acquisition

By Huang Ling and Du Kaiyan, Grandway Law Offices

What the Star Market has changed

By The Securities team of Shu Jin Law Firm

Ten questions about ‘dismantling the red chips structure’

By Xu Jingke and Fan Jianhong, Dentons

Paths of domestic enterprises listing in Hong Kong

By Wang Bo and Chen Rui, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

The stock appreciation rights incentive for listed national companies

By Wang Feng and Ying Zhi, Grandway Law Offices

Gains and losses during transition periods in M&A

By Gong Ruozhou, Grandway Law Offices

Constructing pre-emptive rights to new projects

By Pan Jieda, Grandway Law Firm

Corporate control contests for listed companies

By Liang Zhendong, Grandway Law Offices

Grand design

Disclosure of VIE structures in listco restructurings

By Tang Shi and Meng Wenxiang, Grandway Law Offices

Focus on STIB regulations on equity incentives

By Wang Yan, Grandway Law Offices

Enter the dragon

Snapshot of Shanghai-London Stock Connect

By Willow Wei and Hanqi Wang, Dentons


Influence marketing on investment decisionvideo

The influence marketing has on investment decisions

By Vandana Pai and Hardik Dave, Bharucha & Partners
smoother aircraft runway under new billvideo

Aircraft lessors hope for a smoother runway under new bill

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners
Issues of D&O liability insurance policy

Typical issues of D&O liability insurance

By Wan Jia and Zhu Bingjing, AnJie Broad

Likelihood of confusion under India’s trademark law for ‘hush’ products

By Prachi Agarwal and Aditi Srivastasa, Anand and Anand in New Delhi

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