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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

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

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - July 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

Listing Indian Companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

India is now included as an “acceptable jurisdiction” by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEx”). The HKEx also published a new “Country Guide – India” (the “India Guide”) relating to India-incorporated issuers....more

Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News -- October 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: New Sponsor Regime – Guidance Letters; Policy on Listing Overseas Companies; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; and Enforcement News Excerpt from New Sponsor Regime – Guidance Letters:...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

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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

Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News -- July 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: Consultations; New Listing Decisions; Regulatory Watch; New Guidance Letters; and Enforcement News. Excerpt from Consultations - Exchange’s Consultations on Review of Connected Transaction...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

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

by Dentons on

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

Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News -- July 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: SFC Notes Poor Quality Listing Applications; Regulation of Sponsors in Hong Kong; Class Action Reform; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; Enforcement News; and Regulatory Watch. Excerpt...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

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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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