|Appleby has boosted its Hong Kong banking and asset and structured finance practice with the appointment of Matthew Stocker as a partner. Stocker’s practice focuses on a full range of corporate and commercial law matters, including general banking and finance transactions, asset and structured financings, local aircraft and vessel registrations, and private equity and other investment fund work. Prior to joining the firm, he practised with Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands and subsequently in Hong Kong. Stocker gained his onshore experience at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Rome and trained with Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in London, qualifying as an English solicitor in 1996.|
New regulation on the prohibition of sales of alcoholic beverages online
In line with evolving trends in technology, certain entrepreneurs and retailers have started using online channels to sell alcoholic beverages, which makes it difficult to ensure the sale of such beverages is in accordance with existing laws ...