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  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange Poised To List New Economy Companies Trading Abroad

    Leading Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which has a primary listing on the New York Stock Exchange, made its long-awaited Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) debut in November 2019. This marked the first secondary listing in Hong Kong under a new regime for China-based issuers.

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - January 2020

    This update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed, or planning to list, on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx), and their advisers. In particular, it covers amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEx (Listing Rules) as well as announcements, guidance and enforcement-related news from HKEx and...

  • Guide for Annual Reporting on Fiscal Year 2019 for Companies Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    This update provides an overview of recent developments that will affect preparation of annual results and annual reports for companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX). In particular, it covers amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEX (Listing Rules) as well as announcements, guidance and enforcement-related news from HKEX and the...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update – October 2019

    This update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed, or planning to list, on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx), and their advisers. In particular, it covers amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEx (Listing Rules) as well as announcements, guidance and enforcement-related news from HKEx and...

  • HKEx’s Latest Rule Amendments to Crack Down on Backdoor Listing and Shell Activities

    On 26 July 2019, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published conclusions to its consultation paper regarding backdoor listings, continuing listing criteria and other related Listing Rule amendments. The corresponding amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Listing Rules) will come into effect on 1 October 2019.

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - July 2019

    This edition provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed, or planning to list, on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx), and their advisers. In particular, it covers amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEx (Listing Rules) as well as announcements, guidance and enforcement-related news from HKEx and...

  • HKEx Reforms Attract High-Profile Technology and Biotech Listings

    In the past year, nearly a dozen companies have taken advantage of new rules to list on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx). On April 30, 2018, HKEx introduced a series of reforms to encourage the listing of high-tech, new-economy companies with dual-class share structures and pre-revenue biotech companies. Since then, two companies, Xiaomi Corporation and Meituan Dianping, with dual-cl

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - April 2019

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed (or planning to list) on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their advisers. These updates cover amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEx (Listing Rules) and announcements, guidance and enforcement-related news from...

  • Skadden's 2019 Insights: New HKEx Rules Spur Bumper Year in Hong Kong Capital Markets, but Lasting Impact Remains Unclear

    In April 2018, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEx) rule amendments permitting the listing of innovative, high-growth companies with dual-class share structures and pre-revenue biotech companies went into effect. The long-awaited amendments also facilitated the secondary listing in Hong Kong of Chinese companies with an existing listing on another stock exchange.

  • HKEx Announces Stock Connect Program to Open to WVR Companies

    In an important development for the Hong Kong securities market, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) announced that it has reached an agreement with the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges to permit companies with dual-class share structures listed in Hong Kong — referred to as weighted voting rights (WVRs) companies — to be traded by Mainland-based investors through the Stock Connect program....

  • 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 and Innovative Sectors” (Consultation Paper), which sought public feedback on the proposed new rules to expand Hong Kong’s listing regime to facilitate listings of companies...

  • 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 Emerging and Innovative Sectors” (Consultation Paper), which seeks public feedback on the proposed new rules to expand Hong Kong’s listing regime to facilitate listings of...

  • "Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2016"

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their directors, management and advisers. The updates include HKEx announcements and rule or guidance changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - October 2016

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their directors, management and advisers. The updates include HKEx announcements and rule or guidance changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...

  • "Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2016"

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their directors, management and advisers. The updates include HKEx announcements and rule or guidance changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...

  • "Hong Kong Takeovers Panel Invalidates Whitewash Waiver Granted to Alibaba"

    The recent decision of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel (the Panel) in relation to Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited (formerly CITIC 21CN Company Limited (21CN)) has reemphasized the fundamental importance of the principle of equality of treatment of shareholders under the Takeovers Code. The ruling also highlights the close scrutiny any arrangement between an offeror and a...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - March 2015

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their directors, management and advisers. The updates include HKEx announcements and rule or guidance changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...

  • "Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opens Doors to Russia-Incorporated Issuers"

    On January 15, 2016, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published its Country Guide on Russia and placed Russia on its list of “acceptable jurisdictions,” formally signifying that Hong Kong’s sole regulated stock exchange is now open for applications from companies incorporated in Russia. This follows the February 16, 2015, signing of the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding...

  • "Acquisitions of Controlling Interests in Hong Kong-Listed Companies Through Primary Issuances"

    Acquisitions that result in a change of control of a Hong Kong-listed company — defined as 30 percent or more of the voting power — trigger a mandatory general offer to all shareholders of the company. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will typically waive the general offer requirement in situations where a primary issuance of new shares has been approved in an independent...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2015

    This Hong Kong regulatory update provides a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their directors, management and advisers. The updates include HKEx announcements and rule or guidance changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update

    This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and both...

  • "HKEx Will Proceed With Formal Consultation on Weighted Voting Rights"

    On 19 June 2015, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (Concept Paper), announcing that it will proceed with conducting a formal consultation process to review the current regulatory framework. Specifically, the HKEx will review the prohibition barring companies with governance structures that give certain shareholders...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2015

    This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and both...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - March 2015

    This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and...

  • Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2014

    This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and...

  • "Hong Kong v. New York: The Competition for Chinese Tech IPOs"

    In September 2014, Alibaba completed the largest IPO in history, raising US$25 billion in its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering. In the buildup to the high-profile offering, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) expressed frustration over the “loss” of the IPO to the NYSE, but Alibaba had little choice: HKEx regulations prohibit the listing of companies, such as Alibaba, that...

  • "Hong Kong Regulatory Update"

    This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and...

  • Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

    The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014. The impact of this new law on registered charitable institutions incorporated as Hong Kong companies limited by guarantee (CLGs) is discussed in detail in our article “Assessing the Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions.” A summary of the key points of our article is...

  • Assessing the Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

    The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014, with the aim to enhance corporate governance, ensure better regulation, facilitate business and modernize the law. As the New CO essentially replaces an 80-year-old regulatory framework, the changes have far-reaching effects for companies, their directors, officers and other stakeholders. &#

  • "Asia M&A: Understanding the Differences Between English and US Approaches to Negotiated Acquisition Agreements"

    As the M&A markets in Asia continue to mature, U.S. and European multinationals involved in such markets are more frequently experiencing the clash in approaches to M&A risk allocation that Asia-based lawyers and financial advisors have seen for some time.

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