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The New Hong Kong Backdoor Listing Rules – Impact On Large Scale Equity Fundraisings By Hong Kong Listed Companies And Maintenance Of Listing Status
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) has issued amendments to the Listing Rules and new guidance letters relating to backdoor listing and continuing listing criteria (together the "New Rules").
Hong Kong
3 Oct 2019
Private Equity For The Public Interest: The Evolution Of ESG In Asia And Considerations For Asset Managers And Investors
Since the establishment of the United Nations' World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development has been gaining momentum in the private equity (PE) industry.
Hong Kong
24 Sep 2019
Market Trends 2018/19: Cybersecurity Related Disclosures
This market trends article identifies comprehensive disclosures related to cybersecurity risks, including discussions about the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches;
Hong Kong
15 Jul 2019
Hong Kong Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge Against Section 181 Of The Securities And Futures Ordinance
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) prevailed in a judicial review application filed against the regulator in AA & EA v. The Securities And Futures Commission [2019] HKCFI 246 (the "Decision").
Hong Kong
26 Mar 2019
High-Yield Bonds In Asia - The Complete Issuer's Guide (Second Edition)
High-yield bonds (or notes) provide companies with the benefits associated with long-term debt financing but with covenants that are typically less onerous than standard credit facility covenants.
28 Aug 2018
The SFC's Updated Guidance On The Benefits Of Co-Operation: A New Approach?
On 12 December 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a Guidance Note on Co-operation (the "Note") highlighting the benefits of co-operating in its investigation and enforcement proceedings.
Hong Kong
16 Jan 2018
Formulas For Successful US Investing - The United States Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Investigations (Video)
This video series features topical interviews with our US partners addressing the most commonly asked questions about acquiring businesses and making investments in the United States.
11 Aug 2017
Revised HKEx Pre-IPO Investments Guidance (2017)
Since the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) issued its interim guidance on Pre-IPO Investments in October 2010...
Hong Kong
12 May 2017
MMT's First Ruling On Hong Kong's Inside Information Disclosure Regime - A New Frontier?
In November 2016, the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) found that AcrossAsia Limited (AAL)...
Hong Kong
25 Jan 2017
Hong Kong-Listed Issuers: Keep Alert Of Any Positive Profit Alert (Or Profit Warning) Published Before Or During An Offer
Under the Hong Kong Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs (Takeovers Code), once an announcement is made of a proposed or possible offer...
Hong Kong
24 Aug 2016
Hong Kong SFC Enforcement Action Highlights Conflicts Of Interest Of Connected Persons
A recent disciplinary proceeding brought by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong against the investment manager (the Manager) of an SFC authorised exchange traded fund (ETF) highlights the importance of ensuring that interest received on a deposit made by, or on behalf, of an SFC authorised fund with a connected person matches prevailing commercial rates for a deposit of that size and term.
Hong Kong
29 Jul 2016
No More Reference To "Issued Share Capital" For Hong Kong Listed Issuers
Though it is widely known that Hong Kong has adopted a "no-par" regime since the commencement of the Companies Ordinance, Cap 622 in 2014, minor details in routine practice may easily slip away.
Hong Kong
2 Jun 2016
A Reminder From Hong Kong's Securities And Futures Commission: Not All Debt Securities Are Suitable For Retail Investors In Hong Kong
On 31 March 2016, Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a reminder to Licensed Corporations (LCs) that bonds listed under Chapter 37 of the Main Board Listing Rules (Chapter 37 Bonds) are for professional investors (including high net worth investors) and are unsuitable for retail investors.
Hong Kong
11 Apr 2016
SAFE Relaxes Capital Control On QFIIs
To encourage inflow of foreign funds into China's securities market, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange has relaxed its regulatory regime on qualified foreign institutional investors since 3 February 2016.
11 Mar 2016
Suitability Requirement – Now A Contractual Obligation On Licensed And Registered Persons
The Securities and Futures Commission (the "SFC") mandated the incorporation of the Suitability Requirement into client agreements as a contractual term.
Hong Kong
10 Feb 2016
Getting Ready – Increased Reporting Obligations For Hong Kong Listed Companies For Accounting Period Commencing On, Or After, 1 January 2016
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited ("the Exchange") has just announced that the proposal to upgrade the General Disclosures under the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Guide...
Hong Kong
6 Jan 2016
China Relaxes Registered Capital Requirements For Foreign Invested Enterprises
Among some of the changes, the MOFCOM Decision removed inconsistency between the relevant rules applicable to FIEs and those that apply to corporations in China in general.
4 Dec 2015
How China Taxes Indirect Transfers
On 6 February 2015, China's State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued Public Notice [2015] No. 7 (Public Notice 7) which deals with indirect transfers of Chinese taxable assets.
19 Oct 2015
New Guidance On Vietnam's Loosening Of Foreign Ownership Limits In Public Companies
On 19 August 2015, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 123/2015/TT-BTC guiding the implementation of new provisions of Vietnam's Securities Law on foreign ownership limits in public companies.
7 Sep 2015
Hong Kong To Introduce Volatility Control Mechanism And A New Closing Auction Session In 2016
This Consultation Paper seeks views and comments from all interested parties regarding the proposed introduction of a Volatility Control Mechanism (VCM) in the securities and derivatives markets...
Hong Kong
27 Jul 2015
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