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Hong Kong listed issuers prior mandate in lieu of shareholders' approval?

Hong Kong - April 15 2011 Under the Hong Kong Listing Rules, an issuer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is required to seek approval from its shareholders, if it enters into a "major transaction", a "very substantial acquisition", or a "very substantial disposal"....

Billy S.Y. Wong, Phoebus Ka Fai Chu.

Listing of Italian and French companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange

France, Hong Kong, Italy - April 7 2011 Until late 2006, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKSE") would accept listing applications from only companies incorporated in four jurisdictions Hong Kong, the P.R.C., the Cayman Islands and Bermuda....

Maurice Hoo.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange issues interim guidance on pre-IPO investments

Hong Kong - October 15 2010 An issuer that pursues an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States (US) would make sure it has carefully considered all of the accounting and tax implications of the issuance of any securities, including stock or options to employees, during at least the 12-month window before the filing of an IPO registration statement at a price that is substantially below the contemplated IPO price (often referred to as "cheap stock")....

Thomas H. Tobiason, Allen Tzo Ching Shyu, Phoebus Ka Fai Chu, Maurice Hoo.

Long way home - dismantling a red chip structure

China - September 30 2010 Traditionally, international private equity houses making growth capital investments in Chinese businesses invest in an offshore holding company (often incorporated in the Cayman Islands) holding (often indirectly through other intermediate holding companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Hong Kong) Chinese subsidiaries (called wholly foreign owned enterprises or WFOE)....

Thomas H. Tobiason, Phoebus Ka Fai Chu, Maurice Hoo.