Charltons wins Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award 2020!

We are pleased to announce that Charltons has been named the “Boutique Transactional Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2021.

Charltons wins Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year Award 2020!

We are pleased to announce that Charltons has been named the “Boutique Transactional Law Firm of the Year” at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2021.

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Singapore Exchange Introduces SPAC Listing Framework

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) introduced a new framework allowing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on the Mainboard effective 3 September 2021

SFC Publishes Q2 2021 Report

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its quarterly report for Q2, covering the period April to June 2021

SFC Concludes on Hong Kong Investor Identification Regime and OTC Securities Transactions Reporting Regime

Hong Kong’s SFC has issued its consultation conclusions on the introduction of an investor identification regime and over-the-counter securities transaction reporting regime

SFC to Upgrade Competency Standards for Licensed Intermediaries and Individuals from 1 January 2022

Hong Kong’s SFC will raise the entry and ongoing competency standards for licensed and registered individuals of licensed corporations and registered institutions from 1 January 2022.

FINI – HKEX’s New IPO Settlement Platform to Implement T+2 IPO Settlement Timetable

HKEX published the Fast Interface for New Issuance (FINI) Concept Paper Conclusions on 6 July 2021. HKEX plans to launch FINI in Q4 2022 with a T+2 Hong Kong IPO settlement cycle

Implementation of Hong Kong-Thailand Mutual Recognition of Funds Scheme

The SFC and SEC announced that the Hong Kong-Thailand Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme (the MRF) came into force on 17 June 2021.

FSTB Concludes Consultation on Registration Regime for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones

Hong Kong will introduce a new 2-tier registration regime for dealers in precious metals and stones under amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance

Court Rejects Judicial Review Application to Challenge HKEX Delisting

The High Court dismissed Bolina’s application for judicial review of the HKEX’s decision to delist it under Listing Rule 6.01A for failing to meet the conditions for resumption of trading

SFC and HKEX Issue Joint Statement on IPO-related Misconduct

The HKEX and SFC issued a Joint Statement on suspected misconduct in Hong Kong IPOs and their approach to tackling attempts to artificially meet the listing requirements or manipulate the share price

: HKEx Listing Rule Changes on Disciplinary Powers and Sanctions effective 3 July 2021

Changes to the HKEX Listing Rules relating to HKEx’s disciplinary powers and sanctions will take effect on 3 July 2021 increasing the range of sanctions and of individuals subject to disciplinary action

HKEX to Raise Main Board Profit Requirement from 1 January 2022

HKEX’s Main Board profit requirement will rise to HK$80 mln over 3 years (with HK$35 in the most recent year and an aggregate of HK$45 mln for the 2 preceding years) from 1 Jan 2022

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Charltons is a boutique law firm focusing on

Hong Kong corporate finance law

, and in particular: capital markets, M&A law, regulatory and securities (including stocks & derivatives), natural resources law, corporate & commercial, private equity and funds practice, corporate restructuring, offshore and China funds.