AIMA Webinar: HK – Invocation of Emergency Powers

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The Hong Kong Government has enacted emergency laws to ban face masks at street protests. The prohibition is effected as a regulation (Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation) under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance (Cap. 241) (ERO) on public danger grounds. The Regulation was published on Friday 4 October 2019 for commencement on Saturday 5 October 2019 midnight (local time). This is the first time since 1967 that emergency powers under the ERO have been invoked.
In this webinar, AIMA’s invited panel of experts will offer a first look at this latest development and examine the implications of the invocation of the rarely used emergency powers for private fund managers and financial market participants active in Hong Kong.

A replay of the webinar is now available here.

Paul Li, Partner & Head of Asia, Simmons & Simmons
Eric TM Cheung, Principal Lecturer and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law University of Hong Kong
David Webb, Editor,
Kher Sheng Lee, Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA