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MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

On December 22, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,Singapore,Singapore Law,Uncategorized, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MAS’s new Accredited Investor definition to impact FIs and FIs’ clients

Changes to the definitions of Accredited Investors (AIs) and Institutional Investors (IIs), part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) proposed changes to its capital markets regulatory framework and followed a consultation paper issued on 21 July 21 2014, will impact Singapore-based financial institutions on their policy, documentation, systems, and procedures….

A Reminder on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday, May 24 that it has ordered the closure of BSI Bank in Singapore over serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, poor management oversight of the bank’s operations, and gross misconduct by some of the bank’s staff. BSI Bank has also been fined…

Boosting China’s Overseas M&A Push by Simpler Merger Code

On May 19, 2016, Posted by , In China,China Companies,China Corporates,Compliance,Consulting,Legal, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Boosting China’s Overseas M&A Push by Simpler Merger Code

Simpler Merger Code Proposed China is planning to remove the need for State Council approval for large, sensitive outbound deals and to allow Chinese companies to vie for the same target, that is likely to further boost record overseas acquisitions by Chinese companies. The draft rules aimed at speeding up…

What does the new SEC rules mean for Crowdfunding in the States?

On May 15, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on What does the new SEC rules mean for Crowdfunding in the States?

New Crowdfunding Rules New crowdfunding rules taking effect on Monday will let anyone invest in startups, where startups raising money through online crowdfunding portals will be able to sell shares to people regardless of their wealth or income so long as the founders have submitted annual financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission…

New FinTech Bridge between UK and Singapore

On May 14, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,Singapore,startups,Tech,UK, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on New FinTech Bridge between UK and Singapore

New FinTech bridge between UK FinTech firms and Singaporean FinTech companies Singaporean officials and FinTech companies gathered with UK FinTech companies on 11th May 2016 to celebrate the launch of the UK’s first ever FinTech Bridge, which included the signing of a regulatory cooperation agreement between the Financial Conduct Authority…

Running a Business without Proper Legal and Compliance?

Complying to local regulations and protecting your company’s rights is essential for all businesses, particularly at the start-up stage. We noticed that many business owners will forego having proper legal and compliance procedures in place for reasons such as: Company is new and relatively small; or Legal and compliance services are…