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Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.

ONC Lawyers
5 pages

This article explores the basics of the National Security Laws of both China and Hong Kong, as well as court cases which relate specific situations of doing business in Hong Kong because of the newly passed laws. It also provides recommendations for how businesses intending to invest in Hong Kong should conduct themselves so that they may continue to operate in Hong Kong.

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Region: Hong Kong, China
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
ONC Lawyers
12 pages

This article summarizes the new Hong Kong National Security Law, so corporations may understand it better and comply with the provisions of the legislation. It also compares the provisions of this law with equivalent legislation in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Singapore, and also provides additional recommendations and considerations for corporate compliance.

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Interest Area: Government
Region: Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia, Singapore
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC
ONC Lawyers
5 pages

This article explores the complex nature of the Brexit withdrawal process and the importance for all intellectual property (IP) owners to monitor any and all updates and to take immediate action to ensure the protection of their IP rights.

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Region: Hong Kong, United Kingdom, European Union
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
ONC Lawyers
3 pages

This article explores the increasing popularity of Bitcoin and how it is an attractive asset due to its decentralized nature (as opposed to the centralized retaliation that assets in banks are vulnerable to). It also looks at why Bitcoin being decentralized could prevent it from subject to international sanctions.

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Region: Hong Kong, Global
ONC Lawyers
4 pages

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a boost in popularity in alternative dispute resolution processes, which obviously face some technical and logistical challenges, but have also shown to aid in facilitating dispute resolution in a flexible and cost-effective measure. The article also provides sample contract clauses for parties to consider including as part of their process so that all of the guidelines are explicitly laid out.

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Region: Hong Kong, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
ONC Lawyers
4 pages

This article provides several mitigation measures that banks and other financial institutions could take in order to minimize the impact of any conflicts between foreign legislations on Hong Kong-related sanctions that have arisen due to the rise of geo-political risks.

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Region: China, Hong Kong, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
ONC Lawyers
4 pages

This article describes the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, in Hong Kong, such as Bitcoin, but also goes into the risks that investors could face. Additionally, it provides a list of legal recourses available to investors so they are able to prevent substantial losses.

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Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
ONC Lawyers
3 pages

This article discusses the increasing growth of blockchain technology in various areas. Specifically, it also highlights that Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has issued a license to a cryptocurrency firm to operate a virtual asset trading platform involving security tokens and that there cold be more licenses issued in the future.

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Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
ONC Lawyers
4 pages

This article discusses the increasing popularity of cryptocurrency and how companies are considering paying their employee’s wages with them. Presently, there are some laws in Hong Kong regarding using cryptocurrency to pay employees, but there is still potential for it to be refined and used in the future.

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Region: Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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