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Establishing a charity in Hong Kong (Part II)

Setting up a charity in Hong Kong may sound an attractive proposition, but they are subject to more, not less, compliance requirements than ordinary companies. Part I of this series briefly summarised basic requirements and structures for such establishment. In this second article, the author focuses on requirements on corporate governance of charities, as well as continuing obligations for compliance after establishment.

26 Sep 2022 Diane Fan

Investor identification regime at the trading level for the securities market in Hong Kong

Currently, for securities orders placed by intermediaries for their clients, the trading system of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) only captures information of the intermediaries, but not of its clients which instruct the orders. When suspicious trading activities arise, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) has to issue notices to the intermediaries to identify the underlying clients, and may not be able to deal with such activities as promptly as the regulator would like to. From the perspective of the intermediaries (including SFC licensed corporations and registered institutions), they have to incur substantial compliance costs in handling with SFC’s enquiries. Thus, the SFC determined to introduce a new investor identification regime for the securities market in Hong Kong so that securities trading orders can be traced to those who give instructions.

19 Sep 2022 Rossana Chu

Hong Kong Companies Registry’s new inspection regime and personal data protection (Phase 2)

In our previous article , we introduced the three phases of the new inspection regime under the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong. Phase 1 was implemented on 23 August 2021. In this article, we will discuss Phase 2 which will come into effect on 24 October 2022.

9 Sep 2022 Rossana Chu

Comparing e-commerce platform terms in mainland China and Hong Kong

Standard terms adopted by e-commerce platforms in both mainland China and Hong Kong

30 Aug 2022 Philip Kwok

Establishing a charity in Hong Kong (Part I)

Demand for philanthropy planning has surged in recent years, especially since the pandemic’s harsh impact on society and livelihoods, with many enterprises, social organisations, religious groups and benevolent individuals seeking efficient, powerful, targeted ways to help socially vulnerable groups.

22 Aug 2022 Diane Fan

Should Hong Kong businesses be resetting their integrity agenda?

COVID-19-related disruptions have created an environment conducive for misconduct. Survey results of the EY Global Integrity Report 2022 indicate that integrity standards in Hong Kong may be slipping. This publication highlights key observations from the survey results, considers why standards may be slipping and ways to foster a culture of integrity.

8 Jul 2022 Kareena Teh

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Mandatory, voluntary offers under Hong Kong takeover and mergers code

That means if the offeror ends up holding more than 50% of the voting rights after the close of the offer, it has to take all acceptances of the offer

13 Jan 2021 Rossana Chu

Issues relating to controlling shareholders in a listing application

In this article, by examining the relevant rules and guidance letters issued by the Exchange, we will explore the major issues relating to controlling shareholders that a listing applicant should be aware of when preparing for listing in Hong Kong.

8 Jun 2020 LC Lawyers LLP

An overview on private mergers and acquisitions in Hong Kong

This article provides some legal issues involved in a private M&A and considers the differences between a share purchase and asset purchase.

1 Apr 2020 Rossana Chu

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Factors that the Stock Exchange takes into consideration when assessing a listing applicant’s suitability for listing

This article will provide an insight as to the major issues which the Stock Exchange will consider when assessing a listing applicant’s suitability for listing.

26 Mar 2020 LC Lawyers LLP

Backdoor listing in Hong Kong

Backdoor listing refers to transactions and arrangements through which a private company goes public without undertaking the traditional route of listing.

13 Feb 2020 LC Lawyers LLP

An overview of the listing qualifications in Hong Kong

This article provides an overview of the general listing qualifications in HK and additional requirements for issuers with WVR or biotech companies.

29 Jan 2020 LC Lawyers LLP

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    Ranked “Notable Firm” in Commercial and Transactions – Domestic Firms (Hong Kong), 2022
    Named as the exclusive "Recommended M&A Firm" and "Recommended M&A Lawyer" in Hong Kong by Leaders in Law, 2022
    "Firm to Watch" in Corporate (including M&A) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
    Named as the exclusive "Recommended M&A Firm" and "Recommended M&A Attorney" in Hong Kong by Global Law Experts (GLE) 2021-2022
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    “Honourable Mention” for Hong Kong Corporate and M&A in the In-House Community Firms of the Year Awards 2021
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    Ranked "Notable Firm" in Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Debt, M&A , Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 2021-22
    "Notable Firm" by ALB 2021 M&A Rankings for Hong Kong
    Ranked “Notable Firm” in Commercial and Transactions – Domestic Firms (Hong Kong), 2021
    Gold Law Firm Award in Pro Bono Service by The Law Society of Hong Kong, 2021
    China Business Law Firm in Pro-bono, Technology & telecom by China Business Law Journal, 2021
    Winner of Hong Kong Client Service Excellence Award at asialaw Awards 2021
    Ranked "Notable Firm" in Capital Markets: Equity, M&A , Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 2021
    Ranked “The Highest Rated Law Firm to work with of the Year” in Capital Markets (Hong Kong), Corporate and M&A (Hong Kong) by Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021
    Ranked "Recommended Firm" in Capital Markets; and "Notable Firm" in Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory by Asialaw Profiles 2021
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    Ranked "Recommended Firm" in Capital Markets; and "Notable Firm" in Corporate and M&A by Asialaw Profiles 2020
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