From the Council Table

With the assistance of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee and the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Council has reviewed the Decision made by the National People's Congress ("...
September 2020
The Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") considered that certain areas of the Code on the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REIT”) could be updated to enhance Hong Kong’s regime for REITs in line...
September 2020
The Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”) was published in the Gazette on 20 March 2020. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council for the first reading on 10 June 2020. The main...
August 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") in 2018 published a consultation paper on “a Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors” ("2018 Consultation"). After...
June 2020
In January 2020, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) issued a consultation paper on the policy proposals for a set of rules to be made relating to contractual stays on termination rights in...
May 2020
The Law Society responded to the public consultation on the Government Budget 2020-21 and made a submission thereon. The submission, which was based on views canvassed from various specialist...
April 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Exchange") consulted the market in 2010 for its listing regime for debt issues to professional investors only ("2010 Consultation"). After the...
March 2020
In October 2019, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) issued a stakeholder discussion paper (“Discussion Paper”) on proposals to update the approach to supervise insurance groups (referred to as Group-Wide...
January 2020
The Law Society studied a consultation paper issued by the Food and Health Bureau (“Bureau”) in September 2019 (“Consultation Paper”) on “advance directives” and “dying in place”. An “advance...
January 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX") received comments from market practitioners that certain requirements currently set out in its guidance materials should be codified in the Main Board...
November 2019
A Sub-Committee of the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) in May 2019 published a consultation paper to invite public views on a set of preliminary proposals for reform of the law relating...
October 2019
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) issued a consultation paper in May on the “Review of The Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide and Related Listing Rules”. The SEHK...
August 2019
In March 2019, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) published the Draft Code of Conduct for Licensed Insurance Agents (“Draft Agents’ Code”) and Draft Code of Conduct for Licensed Insurance Brokers (“Draft...
August 2019
In April 2019, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission jointly issued a consultation paper on “Enhancements to the OTC derivatives regime for Hong Kong” (“...
July 2019
In January 2019, The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”), the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and Federation of Share Registrars Limited (“FSR”) issued a joint consultation...
June 2019
The Government consulted the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) Panel on Security in July 2018 on some proposals to amend the Immigration Ordinance Cap 115 (the “Ordinance”) on procedures of screening non...
May 2019
In 2005, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (“LRC”) published a consultation paper on Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings examining the current law in Hong Kong on hearsay evidence in criminal...
May 2019
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong released two consultation papers in December 2018 for views. These are on Archives Law and on Access to Information. The two subject matters are different but...
May 2019
Consultation on the Proposed Guidelines on Fit and Proper Criteria for Licensed Insurance Intermediaries Under the Insurance Ordinance (Cap.41) and Continuing Professional Development for...
January 2019
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 28 September published a consultation paper on its “Proposal relating to Listed Issuers with Disclaimer or Adverse Audit Opinion on Financial...
January 2019