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New ESG reporting requirements for Hong Kong listed companies from July 2020

Hong Kong - December 27 2019 The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has issued its consultation conclusions on proposals to enhance the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide…

Nicky Cardno, Hannah Cassidy, Tom Chau, William Hallatt, Jason Sung, Tommy Tong, Zhong Wang

General Counsel Update - November 2016

Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom - November 24 2016 The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before…

Karen Anderson, Damien Bailey, Jason Betts, Hayley Brady, Alison Brown, Samantha Brown, Leon Chung, Clive Cunningham, Miriam Everett

Due diligence record keeping: what the regulators expect

Hong Kong - November 18 2009 On 27 July this year, a sponsor was disciplined by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") for failing to keep proper books and records of certain work that it had performed in the course of due diligence ("DD").

Mark Johnson, Gavin Lewis, Tim Mak, Carolyn Sng, Andrew Tortoishell

Hong Kong Stock Exchange tightens its approach to reverse takeovers

Hong Kong - July 16 2010 The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has this month issued a series of listing decisions considering circumstances where it will treat a very substantial acquisition (VSA) as a reverse takeover otherwise than in the circumstances specified in Rule 14.

Ashley Alder, Gary Lock, Carolyn Sng, Tommy Tong, Andrew Tortoishell

Implementation of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance on 1 January 2016 – what does it mean for contract drafting?

Hong Kong - June 12 2015 The commencement date for the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (the "Ordinance") has been set for 1 January 2016. In our previous…

Jason Sung, Tommy Tong