Licensees are subject to a wide variety of laws, regulations and codes of best practice that directly affect the conduct of business. Such laws involve the Rulebook of the licensed exchange, the Labour Law, the Commercial Companies Law, occupational health and safety, even environment and pollution laws, as well as the Law, codes of conduct and regulations of the CBB (as amended from time to time). The board sets the 'tone at the top' of a licensee, and has a responsibility to oversee compliance with these various requirements. The board should ensure that the staff conduct their affairs with a high degree of integrity, taking note of applicable laws, codes and regulations.

January 2014