From the Council Table

In September, the Insurance Authority published a Consultation Paper on Draft Insurance (Special Purpose Business) Rules (“SPB Rules”) for public views. The proposed SPB Rules seek to tie in with...
December 2020
The Law Society, upon invitation by members, looked into the issue relating to execution of deeds by a non-Hong Kong incorporated company and proposed legislative changes thereon. A submission...
December 2020
In March, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a Consultation Paper on the Proposed Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) to...
December 2020
In August, the Insurance Authority (“IA”) published the Consultation Paper on Draft Insurance (Group Capital) Rules (“Group Capital Rules”) for public consultation. IA indicated that the Group...
November 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) on 7 August published a consultation paper in relation to changes on its disciplinary regime (the “Consultation Paper”). The Consultation...
November 2020
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Exchange”) in July issued a consultation paper on its proposals to introduce a paperless listing & subscription regime, online display of documents...
November 2020
The Law Society responded to the Public Consultation on the Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2020 with the assistance of 13 specialist committees. A joint submission was prepared and was endorsed by...
November 2020
The Law Society received a Government consultation paper on the “Proposed Introduction of Offences of Voyeurism, Intimate Prying, Non-consensual Photography of Intimate Parts, and Related Offences”....
November 2020
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