Hong Kong Agencies Ink Pact To Combat Financial Crime

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Monday agreed to strengthen their collaboration in order to more effectively combat financial crime.

The agencies signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their commitment to “actively consider” referring cases to each other and detailing procedures for conducting joint investigations.

“The enhanced collaboration ... will augment the overall effectiveness of both organizations in combating wrongdoings and illegal activities affecting the integrity and reputation of Hong Kong’s securities and futures markets,” the SFC’s announcement said.

The agreement lists a number of conditions under which the two agencies can share cases...

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