From the Council Table

In July, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a consultation paper on the Proposed Arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (“REJ”)...
November 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) on 17 August issued a consultation paper on the “Proposed Guidelines for Securities Margin Financing Activities” (the “Consultation Paper”) to clarify,...
November 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 29 June published (i) a consultation paper on backdoor listing, continuing listing criteria and other rule amendments; and (ii) the guidance letter...
November 2018
In June 2016, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) launched a joint consultation on “Proposed Enhancements to the Exchange’s Decision-...
November 2018
With the assistance of the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, the Law Society has reviewed a consultation paper released on 16 May by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (“LRC”)’s Review of...
October 2018
In April 2018, the Civil Aviation Department (“CAD”) released a consultation paper (“Consultation Paper”) on the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), commonly known as “drones’, for...
August 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in May 2017 carried out a consultation on the proposed guidelines on online distribution and advisory platforms. In March 2018, SFC issued a consultation...
July 2018
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in 1996 published a report on corporate rescue and insolvent trading (“LRC Report”). It recommended the introduction of a new corporate rescue procedure known...
July 2018
In 2011, The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong published a report on “Enduring Powers of Attorney: Personal Care” (“LRC Report”). The report recommended extending the scope of an enduring power of...
June 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) had on 19 January launched a public consultation on “Proposed Amendments to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-Backs”. The proposed...
June 2018
On 20 December 2017 the Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC’) issued a consultation paper to refine the over-the-counter (‘OTC’) derivatives regime in Hong Kong and to propose conduct...
May 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (‘SEHK’) had on 23 February 2018 launched a public consultation on “A Listing Regime for Companies From Emerging and Innovative Sectors” (the ‘...
May 2018
The Chief Executive in her 2017 Policy Address announced that the Government planned to set up a Commission on Children in mid-2018 to amalgamate the efforts made by relevant bureaux/departments and...
May 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC‘) on 18 December 2017 launched a consultation on its proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds (‘Code‘) (‘Consultation Paper‘). The...
May 2018
The Government in November 2017 issued a consultation paper on review of electoral arrangements. It sought public views on three issues, viz. the regulation of election advertisements published...
February 2018
In November 2017, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (‘SEHK’) issued a consultation paper on “Proposed Changes to Documentary Requirements Relating to Listed Issuers and Other Minor Rule...
February 2018
The Securities and Futures Commission (‘SFC’) in late November 2016 carried out a consultation on its proposals to enhance asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency. In November 2017...
February 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (‘SEHK’) issued another consultation paper on “Review of the Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules” in November 2017. SEHK’s current...
February 2018
In June 2017, the Inter-departmental Working Group on Gender Recognition released a consultation paper (the ‘Consultation Paper’) on gender recognition and invited views on a number of issues...
February 2018
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) on 22 September 2017 released a consultation paper on the delisting procedures in Hong Kong. For this consultation, SEHK proposes to amend the Listing...
January 2018