Jun 30, 2020
Two Takeovers Executive disciplinary decisions relating to breaches of the Hong Kong Takeovers Code were published in June 2020. They concerned breaches of Rules 22 and 31, respectively.
Jun 29, 2020
the SFC reprimanded and fined Guotai Junan HK$25.2 million for internal control failures and regulatory breaches related to third party fund transfers and potential wash trades
Jun 24, 2020
HKEx announced plans to launch the HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange – STAGE – to provide a database of sustainable and green investment products available in Hong Kong
Jun 24, 2020
Joint Consultation Conclusions on proposals for a paperless securities market for Hong Kong were published in April 2020. The proposed model for an uncertificated securities market will allow investors to hold securities in their own name and without paper documents
Hong Kong quarantine relaxed for directors of HKEx listed companies and HKEx listing applicants, certain lawyers, accountants and professionals
Jun 23, 2020
Hong Kong has relaxed quarantine for certain lawyers, directors of HKEx listed companies and HKEx listing applicants under the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
Jun 17, 2020
The HKSAR Government on 16 June 2020 announced a further relaxation of the social distancing measures in Hong Kong.
Jun 8, 2020
The SFC continued its focus on disciplining licensed intermediaries for breaches of the SFC Code of Conduct and corporate misconduct by companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in May 2020.
Jun 3, 2020
The HKSAR Government announced on 02 June 2020 the extension of social distancing measures to 18 June 2020 and the easing of immigration controls which includes the compulsory quarantine measures
May 13, 2020
The HKSAR announced on 5 May 2020 the easing of certain social distancing measures. The latest Group Gathering Regulations (Cap. 599G) came into effect on 08 May 2020 which exempted shareholders’ meetings
May 12, 2020
Hong Kong’s SFC issued a circular to licensed corporations on their cybersecurity risk management obligations and the SFC Code of Conduct requirements regarding remote office arrangements.
May 5, 2020
Apr 29, 2020
The SFC has issued circulars and FAQs for SFC-licensed fund managers highlighting their regulatory obligations to ensure the fair treatment of investors particularly in applying liquidity risk management tools