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Lawrence Lee

Lawrence Lee is chairman of the Hong Kong and PRC offices of Baker McKenzie (1996-present) and a partner of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Group. He has also served as chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Council, and is a former Executive Committee member. Mr. Lee is currently a member of the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee; he was a non-executive director of the SFC from 2009 to 2015. He is also a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. In addition, he serves as a senior professional adviser of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce Ltd. He is also a council member of China Mergers & Acquisition Association and a member of Mainland Business Advisory Committee at Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Episode 12: Singapore – MAS Revises Technology Risk Management Guidelines The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently revised its Technology Risk Management Guidelines 2021 after feedback from a 2019 public consultation and engaging with cyber security experts. In this episode, Stephanie Magnus, Ken Chia, and Ying Yi Liew take a closer look at compliance, regulator expectations, cyber threats, and other important considerations — taking into account that financial institutions encompass large multinational banks, insurance companies and small fintech startups.

Episode 11: Fintech – Trends, Investments, and M&A In this episode, We share observations on recent innovations and take a closer look at various strategies behind the increase in investment and M&A activity. Fintech players, once seen as market disruptors, are becoming essential and critical in the future of financial institutions.

On 17 June 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (FCA) released a joint announcement of their approval in principle of the establishment of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect. On the same day, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) held the launch ceremony for the westbound business…

Summary On 18 January 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) published its consultation conclusions on proposed changes to the review structure for Listing Committee decisions, which largely adopts the proposals in the consultation paper with modification to the size of the new Listing Review Committee. The amended…

Recent developments On 16 November 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) published: (1) the findings of its latest review of listed companies’ corporate governance; and (2) updated guidance materials on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) reporting. The implications of these materials are twofold. Firstly, SEHK reminds listed…