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    Document Execution at Virtual Signings and Closings

    Document Execution at Virtual Signings and Closings

    A recent Hong Kong case acts as a reminder of the importance of following the correct formalities for the execution of documents, and raises important issues in relation to the effectiveness of virtual signing…
    Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect to Commence Monday

    Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect to Commence Monday

    The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced on 10 November 2014 that Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the pilot programme to allow mutual…
    HK Exchange Updates Listing Rule Guidance

    HK Exchange Updates Listing Rule Guidance

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing limited (HKEx) has updated Guidance Letter GL58-13 and Frequently Asked Question Series 23 (FAQ 23) to refer to Hong Kong Standard on Investment Circular Reporting…
    SFC Takeovers Update – Takeovers Bulletin No 30

    SFC Takeovers Update – Takeovers Bulletin No 30

    The latest issue of the SFC’s Takeovers Bulletin (the Bulletin) published on 30 September: clarifies that where an offer is unconditional from the outset, associates who are not concert parties of the offeror need…
    HKEx Publishes Concept Paper on Weighted Voting Rights

    HKEx Publishes Concept Paper on Weighted Voting Rights

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (the Exchange) has published a Concept Paper on Weighted Voting Rights seeking views on whether companies with governance structures giving certain persons voting power or other…
    HKEx Stops Initial Check of IPO Application Proofs

    HKEx Stops Initial Check of IPO Application Proofs

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the Exchange) announced on Friday, 9 September 2014 that it will stop carrying out an Initial 3-Day Check of IPO Application Proofs with effect from 1 October 2014. This is due…
    SFC Comments to Focus on Substantive Takeovers Code Issues

    SFC Comments to Focus on Substantive Takeovers Code Issues

    The Takeovers Bulletin (see archive) published by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in June 2014 sets out the Executive’s new approach to commenting on documents which will focus on substantive Code issues…