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A Primer to Buying Securities Firms, Asset Managers, Insurers and Banks

March 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by Timothy Loh, Solicitors .

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The meltdown in global financial markets has triggered a consolidation of the financial services industry as securities firms, asset managers, insurers and banks alike spin-off assets and restructure their operations to shore up capital. These transactions are often global in nature, involving substantial Hong Kong operations. In this article, we review the basic Hong Kong legal and regulatory framework for these transactions and present some lessons learned.


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