Charltons Update: Recent HKEX and SFC Disciplinary Actions

HKEX and SFC Disciplinary Actions in November to December 2021 Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) brought a number of disciplinary actions against SFC-licensed intermediaries for regulatory breaches and against HKEX-listed companies for corporate misconduct in the last two months of 2021. The disciplinary actions included: […]

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HKEX Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rule Changes Effective 1 Jan 2022

On 10 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEX) published conclusions to its consultation on enhancing listed companies’ corporate governance practices and reporting1. The HKEX received 214 submissions which were generally supportive of strengthening board independence and promoting better gender diversity on company boards. However, respondents had diverse views on proposals regarding […]

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Please join Julia Charlton for a webinar on STOs in Hong Kong

Register here > About the Webinar The webinar will cover the following topics and participants may enroll via the registration page. Securities token offerings in Hong Kong context Comparison of US STOs with Hong Kong STOs Hong Kong regulation of STOs SFC Regulated Activities relating to digital tokens Hong Kong regulation of crypto exchanges Regulatory […]

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HKEX Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rule Changes Effective 1 Jan 2022

On 10 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEX) published conclusions to its consultation on enhancing listed companies’ corporate governance practices and reporting1. The HKEX received 214 submissions which were generally supportive of strengthening board independence and promoting better gender diversity on company boards. However, respondents had diverse views on proposals […]

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HKEX Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rule Changes Effective 1 Jan 2022

On 10 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEX) published conclusions to its consultation on enhancing listed companies’ corporate governance practices and reporting1. The HKEX received 214 submissions which were generally supportive of strengthening board independence and promoting better gender diversity on company boards. However, respondents had diverse views on proposals […]

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Overview of HKEX’s New SPAC Listing Regime

The HKEX’s new listing regime allowing SPACs to list on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will take effect on 1 January 2022 under amendments to the HKEX Listing Rules, including new Chapter 18B on SPAC listings, published in the HKEX’s “Consultation Conclusions on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” on 17 December 20211. […]

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Overview of HKEX’s New SPAC Listing Regime

The HKEX’s new listing regime allowing SPACs to list on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will take effect on 1 January 2022 under amendments to the HKEX Listing Rules, including new Chapter 18B on SPAC listings, published in the HKEX’s “Consultation Conclusions on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” on 17 December 20211. […]

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Overview of HKEX’s New SPAC Listing Regime

The HKEX’s new listing regime allowing SPACs to list on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange will take effect on 1 January 2022 under amendments to the HKEX Listing Rules, including new Chapter 18B on SPAC listings, published in the HKEX’s “Consultation Conclusions on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” on 17 December 20211. […]

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HKEX Publishes Consultation Conclusions on Hong Kong SPACs

On 17 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published conclusions to its consultation on creating a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in Hong Kong (the “HKEX SPAC Consultation Conclusions”) with the relevant amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEX to take effect on 1 […]

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HKEX Publishes Consultation Conclusions on Hong Kong SPACs

On 17 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published conclusions to its consultation on creating a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in Hong Kong (the “HKEX SPAC Consultation Conclusions”) with the relevant amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEX to take effect on 1 […]

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SFC Releases Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Code of Conduct on Hong Kong Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and HKEx Sponsor Coupling

On 29 October 2021, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) released its consultation conclusions1 (the “Consultation Conclusions”) on (i) the conduct requirements for Hong Kong bookbuilding and placing activities in equity capital market and debt capital market transactions; and (ii) the HKEx “sponsor coupling” rules to require at least one overall coordinator to […]

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SFC Releases Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Code of Conduct on Hong Kong Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and HKEx Sponsor Coupling

On 29 October 2021, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) released its consultation conclusions1 (the “Consultation Conclusions”) on (i) the conduct requirements for Hong Kong bookbuilding and placing activities in equity capital market and debt capital market transactions; and (ii) the HKEx “sponsor coupling” rules to require at least one overall coordinator to […]

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