Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News -- October 2012


In This Issue:

Highlights of the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; Enforcement News; and Regulatory Watch

Excerpt from Highlights of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance -

On 12 July 2012, the new Companies Ordinance (CO) was passed by the Legislative Council, providing a modernized legal framework for the incorporation and operation of companies in Hong Kong. The new legislation aims to achieve four main objectives, namely to: enhance corporate governance, ensure better regulations, facilitate business and modernize the law. To facilitate its implementation, over ten regulations will have to be made in 2013-14. The new CO is expected to commence operation in 2014. We set out below the major highlights of the new CO...

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