HKEx Publishes Review of Listed Companies’ Corporate Governance Practices and Practitioner’s Insights on ESG
Mar 19, 2021
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.
Mar 18, 2021
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.
Mar 17, 2021
The UK Listing Review published recommendations for reform of the Listing Rules, including allowing companies with dual class share structures to list on the premium segment, reducing free float requirements and relaxing SPAC rules.
Mar 8, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
The Cross-agency Steering Group announced its Strategic Plan on 17 December 2020, outlining six key focus areas and five near-term action points to promote green finance in Hong Kong. (204 characters with space)
Feb 24, 2021
On 24 February 2021, the Financial Secretary delivered Hong Kong’s 2021/2022 Budget Speech outlining various measures to support and enhance Hong Kong’s position as an international finance hub.
Feb 20, 2021
The HKEx published its latest review of issuers’ annual report disclosures, which focused on issuers’ compliance with the HKEx Listing Rules and reviewed issuers’ financial statements.
SFC Consults on Proposed Code of Conduct on Hong Kong Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and Proposal on HKEx Sponsor Coupling
Feb 11, 2021
The SFC published a consultation outlining proposals to introduce a Code of Conduct on Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and separately, a proposal on Sponsor Coupling
Jan 19, 2021
The SFC published a consultation paper on 11 December 2020 on proposals to increase the entry requirements for licence applicants and the ongoing competency standards for individual practitioners.
Charltons Responds to HKEX Consultation on Main Board Profit Requirement on behalf of 10 sponsor firms
Jan 11, 2021
Charltons responded on 11 Jan 2021 to HKEX’s Consultation Paper: The Main Board Profit Requirement on behalf of a group of 10 sponsor firms opposing the proposed increase in the profit requirement for listing.
Jan 8, 2021
The Takeovers Bulletin No.55 was issued in December 2020, in which SFC outlined two breaches of the mandatory general offer obligation, alerted offerors on identifying regulatory approvals and additional delisting ….
Dec 18, 2020
The SFC published a consultation outlining proposals to introduce an investor identification regime for the HK securities market at the trading level and an OTC securities transactions reporting regime.