With ongoing regulatory developments affecting capital markets globally, many China-related businesses are considering pursuing their IPOs in Hong Kong. However, the regulatory regime for IPOs on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) has a number of unique features and can pose unforeseen challenges for companies that may be familiar with or that have already commenced the IPO process in other markets. Accordingly, companies considering an IPO in Hong Kong need to be fully informed of the relevant HKEx requirements to be properly prepared and ensure a smooth IPO process.
This summary provides a high-level overview of the key issues for companies preparing to pursue an IPO in Hong Kong and seeking a primary listing on HKEx, with a particular focus on those features that may be distinctive from the requirements in other IPO markets.
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