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  1. Legal news
    15 May 2018
    All essential information you should know about the beneficial owner registration
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/czech-republic/all-essential-information-you-should-know-about-the-beneficial-owner-registration

    As of 1 January 2018, a new central Register of Beneficial Owners was established in the Czech Republic in line with the obligations imposed on EU Member States under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

  2. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    New requirement for Hong Kong companies to maintain a significant controllers register
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/new-requirement-for-hong-kong-companies-to-maintain-a-significant-controllers-register

    The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 came into effect on 1 March 2018, introducing several new requirements for enhancing transparency of corporate beneficial ownership and control with a view of fulfilling Hong ...

  3. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Anti-suit injunction update - Hong Kong grants anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in PRC after arbitral award obtained in Hong Kong
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/hong-kong-grants-anti-suit-injunction-to-restrain-proceedings-in-prc-after-arbitral-award

    The High Court of Hong Kong has recently granted an anti-suit injunction restraining parallel proceedings in the courts of PRC brought by an unsuccessful party to an arbitration award obtained in Hong Kong.

  4. Legal news
    09 July 2018
    HKEx issued new consultation paper on backdoor listing and continuing listing criteria
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/hkex-issued-new-consultation-paper-on-backdoor-listing-and-continuing-listing-criteria

    On 29 June 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEx") published the Consultation Paper on Backdoor Listing, Continuing Listing Criteria and other Rule Amendment.

  5. Legal news
    23 March 2018
    The end of speculative mergers and "shadow managers' immunity" in Slovakia.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/slovakia/end-of-speculative-mergers-and-shadow-managers-immunity-in-slovakia

    The alarming increase in "speculative mergers" and the increasingly frequent occurrence of strawmen in commercial companies' management structures has long been seen as a major obstacle on the Slovak market.

  6. Legal news
    13 June 2018
    The issue of innovation plays a leading role in bilateral Franco-Swedish relations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/france/innovation-relations-bilaterales-franco-suedoises

    Bird & Bird corporate partner Anne-Cécile Hansson was interviewed in a ICC magazine "Les Cahiers, Echanges Internationaux" about the new impulse to bilateral relations between France and Sweden.

  7. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Dunlop v Cavendish: the fluctuating law of penalties in Singapore - A discussion of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/dunlop-v-cavendish-the-fluctuating-law-of-penalties-in-singapore

    The Singapore High Court recently had to consider whether the penalty rule applies to deposits in its decision in the case of Hon Chin Kong v Yip Fook Mun and another.

  8. Legal news
    27 December 2018
    The Public Markets in Singapore 2018: A Summary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/the-public-markets-in-singapore-2018-a-summary

    2018 is an "annus mirabilis", a year of notable changes to the regulatory landscape of the public markets in Singapore. Various changes were made to the Code of Corporate Governance ("Code"), the listing manual ...