"Hong Kong Regulatory Update"

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This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and both HKEx and SFC enforcement related news. In this update we cover:

• The Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect

• The end of the initial 3-day check of Application Proofs

• The introduction of new rules on "connected transactions" effective 1 July 2014

• The HKEx’s issue of a concept paper on weighted voting rights

• The decision by the Takeovers Panel on SouthGobi Resources Limited

• The SFC’s issue of supplement consultation conclusions on the regulation of IPO sponsors

• Recent enforcement actions and penalties against listed companies and their directors

- Please see full Update below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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