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Hong Kong Law

February 2011

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Charltons - Hong Kong Law Newsletter - Issue 112 - 22 February 2011

Insider information as price sensitive information

Price sensitive information disclosure requirements

FSTB Consultation Conclusions on proposals to grant statutory backing to price sensitive information disclosure requirements

Statutory obligation under the Securities and Futures Ordinance on listed companies to disclose price sensitive information to the public

Market Misconduct Tribunal

Usage of relevant information under insider dealing regime to define price sensitive information

Timing of disclosure

Knowledge of the price sensitive information

Safe harbours for non-disclosure or delay disclosing inside information

Objective test in determine whether information is inside information

SFC Power to grant waivers to disclosure
Duties and liabilities under the disclosure regime
Civil remedies for those who are in breach of their disclosure obligations
Role of the SFC and SEHK
Safe Harbour Conditions on Confidentiality