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Alibaba Structure Forces Hong Kong Stock Exchange to Assess its Position on Corporate Governance

Alibaba Group, the holding company for a group of People’s Republic of China-based Internet e-commerce companies with sales that exceed those of eBay and Amazon combined, has announced plans to make an initial public offering...more

Asia: Corporate Newsletter - September 2013

Disclosure requirements regarding the application for IPO shares - As part of its Simplification Series to improve disclosures in IPO cases, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) has issued a new guidance letter...more

Asia: Corporate Newsletter - August 2013

Listing rule changes regarding the new IPO sponsors regime - The much anticipated new regulatory regime for IPO sponsors will come into effect this October. Details of the reforms under the new regime have been...more

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Revises Listing Rules to Implement New Regime for Hong Kong IPOs

Overview In December 2012, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC), the securities regulatory watchdog in Hong Kong, initiated a new sponsor regime by imposing enhanced conduct requirements on...more

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Publishes Rule Changes to Complement SFC’s New Sponsor Regime

On July 23, 2013, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange published changes to its Listing Rules which complement the SFC’s new regime regarding sponsors. Both sets of changes will come into effect on October 1, 2013, except for two of...more

Outline of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Rule Changes to Complement New Sponsor Regulations

On July 23, 2013, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) published amendments to the rules governing the listing of securities on the exchange (the Listing Rules) and issued additional guidance to complement...more

Asia: Corporate Newsletter - July 2013

Effect of regulatory non-compliance on suitability of listing - Under the Listing Rules, a listing applicant must be considered by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) as suitable for listing before it can be listed....more

"Hong Kong Public M&A: Time for a New Approach?"

For any potential bidder considering the acquisition of a listed company, issues such as ease of transaction execution, the ability to respond to a competing offer, timetable and cost will be of great importance. The chosen...more

Asia: Corporate Newsletter - June 2013

The third batch of subsidiary legislation for the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance was gazetted in May...more

Accessing Asian Capital By Canadian Companies – The Case For Listing In Hong Kong

Why Hong Kong - Michael Chan, Assistant Vice President of the Global Markets Division of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”), was recently in Canada, visiting Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and delivering a...more

CSRC Scraps Quantitative Thresholds for Offshore Listings by PRC Companies and Paves the Way for Direct Overseas Listings by...

China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), the securities regulator of the People’s Republic China (the “PRC” or “China”), has scrapped quantitative threshold requirements for Chinese companies applying for offshore...more

Listing in Hong Kong: The Process for Delaware Companies

Delaware companies now have a roadmap to apply for a listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In February 2012, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) issued Listing Decision HKEx-LD24-2012, which permits companies...more

Variable Interest Entity (VIE) Structures Face Additional Scrutiny for Hong Kong Listing

Since its first use by Sina Corporation in 2000, the VIE structure has been widely adopted by many Chinese companies to attract foreign investment and complete offshore listings. While companies operating under VIE structure...more

SFC Looks to Enhance the Regulation of Sponsors in Hong Kong

Potential Civil and Criminal Penalties under Consideration Against a background where Hong Kong has been the world’s leading IPO center for the third year in a row, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...more

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