Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules: Practical Implications of the Recent Amendments


As listed companies prepare for the Spring reporting and AGM season, they will need to take into account the major Listing Rule amendments which came into force in January 2009, and the developments last week on the blackout period for directors’ dealings. This legal briefing discusses the 10 major amendments to the Listing Rules and their practical implications in this context, particularly areas where listed issuers may need to take further action.

These amendments implement the conclusions of the 2008 Combined Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Listing Rules, published by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Exchange”) and will significantly affect listed issuers, directors, company secretaries, sponsors, and professional advisors.

The full text of the consultation conclusions and Listing Rule amendments is available on the Exchange’s website. If you have any questions on the amendments or required action, please feel free to contact us. Contact details are set out at the end of this briefing.

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