Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Wins Appeal of Insider Trading Action Against New York-Based Hedge Fund Manager Tiger Asia Management

On February 23, 2012, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal ruled on a dispute between hedge fund manager Tiger Asia Management LLC and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.  This ruling adds to the total mix of considerations for any U.S.-based hedge fund manager considering entering the Hong Kong market.  See also “Primary Regulatory and Business Considerations When Opening a Hedge Fund Management Company Office in Asia (Part Four of Four),” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jan. 19, 2012).  For a discussion of another matter highlighting the asymmetry between U.S. and non-U.S. insider trading doctrine, see “FSA Imposes £7.2 Million Penalty on Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital for Unintentional Insider Dealing in Shares of British Pub Owner Punch Taverns Plc,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 5 (Feb. 2, 2012).

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