HK Exchange to Allow Main Board Listings of Innovative Companies with Weighted Voting Rights and Pre-revenue Biotech Companies
Dec 15, 2017
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange published the Conclusions to the New Board Concept Paper (Conclusions) today (Friday 15 December 2017) setting out the steps to be taken to extend the Hong Kong listing regime to allow companies …
HKEx Consults on Documentary Requirements for Listed Issuers
Dec 12, 2017
Consultation Paper proposes changes on the declaration and undertaking by directors and supervisors and related matters, listed issuers’ declaration and board resolutions relating to issuance of securities
HKEx Consults on Review of Corporate Governance Code
Dec 5, 2017
The Exchange proposes to add to CP A.5.5 a requirement to explain why the INED would be capable of devoting sufficient time to the board if he or she is holding a seventh (or more) listed company directorship.
Consultation Paper on Capital Raisings by Listed Issuers
Nov 16, 2017
The SEHK has published a Consultation Paper on Capital Raisings by Listed Issuers to address potential abuse in large, deeply discounted fund raisings and certain share consolidations and subdivisions.
Internet Trading Hacking Risks – New SFC Guidelines
Nov 8, 2017
SFC-licensed corporations and SFC-registered banking institutions engaged in internet trading are required to implement 20 baseline requirements to enhance cybersecurity resilience and mitigate hacking risks.
Extension of Profits Tax Exemption to Offshore Private Equity Funds in 2015
Oct 30, 2017
The Revenue (Profits Tax Exemption for Offshore Funds) Ordinance provides tax exemptions to offshore funds. The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance extended it to offshore private equity funds.
Updates on New Board Concept Paper
Oct 27, 2017
Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary has suggested that new economy companies with weighted voting rights structures may be allowed to list on the Stock Exchange, subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards.
Court allows Judicial Review of TVB Hong Kong Takeovers Panel Ruling
Oct 13, 2017
On 4 October 2017, The Honourable Justice Wong in the Court of First Instance granted leave to Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and allowed a judicial review of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel ruling regarding a share buy-back which TVB announced in early 2017.
SFC Regulatory Sandbox Launched and HKMA Announces New Era of Smart Banking
Sep 29, 2017
On 29 September 2017, the SFC launched the SFC Regulatory Sandbox & the HKMA also announced several initiatives that prepare Hong Kong to enter a New Era of Smart Banking, including the Enhanced Fintech Sandbox
Hong Kong Stock Exchange issues a Consultation Paper on Delisting and Other Rule Amendments
Sep 29, 2017
The HKEx has published a Consultation Paper on Delisting and Other Rule Amendments. It proposes improvements to the delisting framework under the Listing Rules to address prolonged suspensions of trading.
Takeovers Executive Sanctions for Breach of Mandatory General Offer Obligation
Sep 21, 2017
In August 2017, the SFC publicly censured and imposed a 24-month cold shoulder order against Mr Yeung Wing Yee for breaching the mandatory general offer obligation under Rule 26.1 of Takeovers Code.
Joint Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Changes to Hong Kong Listing Regulation Released
Sep 18, 2017
In September 2017, Hong Kong’s SFC and Stock Exchange released their Joint Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Exchange’s Decision-Making and Governance Structure for Listing Regulation