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Listing Rules

Hong Kong’s New Listing Regime for Emerging and Innovative Companies

by White & Case LLP on

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has amended its Listing Rules to allow listings of biotech companies that do not meet financial eligibility tests, high growth and innovative companies with weighted voting rights structures, and...more

New Hong Kong Dual-Class and Biotech Companies Listing Regime

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Hong Kong Stock Exchange introduces new listing regime for pre-revenue biotech companies and innovative companies with weighted voting rights structures. Please see full Alert below for more information....more

Potential Regulatory Developments for Irish ETFs

by Dechert LLP on

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has announced that it will release a feedback statement later this year in response to its 2017 Discussion Paper on ETFs (the “Discussion Paper”) and the general work it has...more

Hong Kong Publishes Groundbreaking New Rules for Dual-Class Shares, Emerging and Innovative Sectors

After publishing the “New Board Concept Paper” in December 2017, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) issued a consultation paper on February 23, 2018, titled “A Listing Regime for Companies From Emerging...more

Hong Kong Offers New Capital Markets Opportunity for Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Historically, the US, and, in particular, the NASDAQ market, has been the predominant place for IPOs of life sciences and healthcare companies. However, 2018 may be the year in which things start to change....more

New listing regime proposals for emerging and innovative companies

by Hogan Lovells on

On 23 February 2018, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "HKEx") published a consultation paper seeking public comments on Listing Rules amendments aimed at expanding the listing regime to help list companies from...more

Hong Kong Exchange Publishes Draft Rules for Biotech Listings, Requests Comments

by Jones Day on

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently published a Consultation Paper on a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors, and proposed to introduce a new chapter implementing the listing of...more

Stricter compliance measures for listed companies

by Dentons on

The Corporate Governance Council (the CG Council), through its recently issued consultation paper, has proposed amendments to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance (the CG Code 2012) and the Listing Rules of the...more

Nasdaq Proposes Modifications to 20% Shareholder Approval Rule

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 13, 2018, Nasdaq proposed amendments to Listing Rule 5635(d), which currently requires shareholder approval when a company issues common stock (or securities convertible into or exercisable for common stock) for...more

Hong Kong Announces Groundbreaking New Rules for Dual-Class Share, High-Tech and Biotech Company Listings

After publishing the “New Board Concept Paper Conclusions” in December 2017, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) issued on 23 February 2018 a consultation paper entitled “A Listing Regime for Companies From...more

Blog: It Takes A Unicorn? SEC Approves NYSE Rule Change To Facilitate Direct Listings

by Cooley LLP on

The chatter has it that some unicorns are considering skipping the standard underwritten IPO in favor of a “direct listing.” Essentially, this process involves a registered sale by selling shareholders directly into the...more

SEC Approves NYSE Rule Changes on Listing Without an IPO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a proposal by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to facilitate listing on the NYSE without a prior underwritten public offering. Section 102.01B of the NYSE Listed...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC/Corporate, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives and UK/EU Developments

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Approves NYSE Rule to Facilitate Listing Without an IPO - On February 2, the Securities and Exchange Commissions approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule change that facilitates the listing...more

Capital Markets Alert: SEC Approves NYSE Rules to Facilitate Direct Listings

On February 2, 2018, the SEC approved the New York Stock Exchange’s proposal to permit qualifying private companies to use “direct listings” to list their shares on the NYSE and become publicly traded without conducting an...more

Green bonds – building optionality for issuers into programme documentation

by White & Case LLP on

Since their introduction in 2007, green bonds issuances have exponentially increased in volume and have become a necessary product for bond issuers to offer their investor base. In view of this, bond issuers are increasingly...more

Pre-Revenue Biotech Companies Cleared to List on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s failure to recognize that investors are able to evaluate biotech companies in the pre-revenue stages, and its consequent refusal to list those companies for trading, is viewed by...more

Hong Kong's Listing Regime – The Way Forward

by Hogan Lovells on

With overwhelming market support, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited has concluded that Hong Kong's listing regime must be expanded to remain competitive amidst a changing global capital environment. Please see full...more

Corporate News - December 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

A monthly newsletter covering topics of interest in the field of UK corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, listed companies, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general company law. ...more

FCA Publishes Policy Statement Setting Out Changes to the Listing Rules, European Capital Markets Update

by Jones Day on

The United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a policy statement on 26 October 2017 setting out certain amendments to the Listing Rules ("LRs") and related technical notes ("Policy Statement"). The FCA...more

Nasdaq Proposes Changes to SPAC Listing Rules

On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published for comment a proposal by NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) to modify its initial and continued listing requirements for special purpose acquisition...more

Amendments to the Zambian Electronic and Postal Communications Act

by Dentons on

The Electronic and Postal Communications Act, Cap 306 (Act No. 3 of 2010) (EPOCA) came into force in June 2010. EPOCA repealed the Broadcasting Services Act, 1993 and the Tanzania Communications Act, 1993 with the aim of...more

Corporate News – September 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

A monthly newsletter covering topics of interest in the field of UK corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, listed companies, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general company law. This month's...more

Go West? What the NYSE Has to Offer for Gulf IPOs

by Bracewell LLP on

Saudi Aramco’s planned IPO has put the region’s companies in sharp focus for global investors. As GCC nations continue to experience shifts in economic activity, including less government spending, more companies (both state...more

Proposed Changes Would Further Modify NYSE Rules on Public Company Announcements

On August 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) proposal that would bar companies from issuing material news at the end of the trading day until after designated...more

Major Stock Index Providers to Limit Inclusion of Multi-Class Companies: What it Means and Why it Matters

Major index providers S&P Dow Jones, FTSE Russell, and MSCI recently adopted, or are in the process of considering, changes to their index eligibility rules that could significantly impact companies that have, or that are...more

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