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 2020.

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The Hong Kong Government subsidies announced by the SFC for the establishment of Hong Kong open-ended fund companies and the establishment and listing of Hong Kong real estate investment trusts

Charltons responded on behalf of four Hong Kong sponsors to the SFC’s Consultation on the Proposed Code of Conduct on Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and (ii) the “Sponsor Coupling” Proposal

HKEX’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers would expand its secondary listing regime for overseas-listed Chinese companies in traditional sectors.

The HKEX’s Consultation Paper proposes changes to the Corporate Governance Code and related Listing Rules to enhance directors’ independence, board diversity and ESG disclosure and standard.

HKEX’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Companies would remove the Recognised / Acceptable Jurisdiction distinction and require the same shareholder protections for all companies.

The Panel on Financial Affairs will discuss the introduction of subsidiary legislation to implement provisions of the Companies Ordinance for the protection of directors’ personal information.

The Hong Kong SFC published its quarterly report for Q4 2020 giving an overview of operations during the quarter and corporate developments.

On 31 March 2021, the HKEX published a potentially far-reaching consultation paper to streamline the listing regime for overseas listed issuers which will also affect all HKEX listed companies.

In December 2020, the HKEx published findings from its latest review of listed companies’ corporate governance practices and practitioners’ insights on ESG and Corporate Governance.

The UK Listing Review published its recommendations for reform of the LSE Listing Rules aimed at attracting more companies to list in London.

On 23 December 2020, the SFC published a circular to intermediaries outlining updates to the FAQs on compliance with suitability obligations and requirements for complex products.

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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.