SFC and HKEX Issue Joint Statement on IPO-related Misconduct

On 20 May 2021, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) issued their joint statement on IPO-related misconduct1 setting out issues detected in recent new listings and the regulators’ proposed approach to dealing with them. These issues mainly involve arrangements to artificially satisfy the initial listing requirements […]

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HKEX to Raise Main Board Profit Requirement from 1 January 2022

On 20 May 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) published its Consultation Conclusions on the Main Board Profit Requirement.1 Following broad opposition to the Consultation Paper’s2 proposal to increase the profit requirement for companies listing on the Main Board by either 150% or 200%, the HKEX will instead raise the aggregate profit requirement […]

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HKEX to Raise Main Board Profit Requirement from 1 January 2022

On 20 May 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) published its Consultation Conclusions on the Main Board Profit Requirement.1 Following broad opposition to the Consultation Paper’s2 proposal to increase the profit requirement for companies listing on the Main Board by either 150% or 200%, the HKEX will instead raise the aggregate profit requirement […]

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FSTB Concludes Consultation on Licensing Regime for Hong Kong Virtual Asset Exchanges

On 21 May 2021, Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (the FSTB) published its Consultation Conclusions1 on legislative proposals to enhance anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regulations in Hong Kong (Consultation Conclusions) in respect of Hong Kong virtual asset service providers (VASPs). These Consultation Conclusions are in response to the FSTB’s consultation paper2 […]

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FSTB Concludes Consultation on Licensing Regime for Hong Kong Virtual Asset Exchanges

On 21 May 2021, Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (the FSTB) published its Consultation Conclusions1 on legislative proposals to enhance anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regulations in Hong Kong (Consultation Conclusions) in respect of Hong Kong virtual asset service providers (VASPs). These Consultation Conclusions are in response to the FSTB’s consultation paper2 […]

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Hong Kong Government subsidises establishment of Hong Kong open-ended fund companies and real estate investment trusts

The Hong Kong Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Government announced in the 2021/2022 budget speech1 that the Hong Kong Government will provide subsidies to cover 70% of the expenses paid to Hong Kong professional service providers for Hong Kong open-ended fund companies (“Hong Kong OFCs”) set up in or re-domiciled to Hong Kong in […]

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Hong Kong Government subsidises establishment of Hong Kong open-ended fund companies and real estate investment trusts

The Hong Kong Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Government announced in the 2021/2022 budget speech1 that the Hong Kong Government will provide subsidies to cover 70% of the expenses paid to Hong Kong professional service providers for Hong Kong open-ended fund companies (“Hong Kong OFCs”) set up in or re-domiciled to Hong Kong in […]

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HKEX Proposes Extension of its Secondary and Dual Primary Listing Regimes

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (HKEX Consultation Paper) proposes potentially far reaching changes to its requirements for secondary and dual primary listings of overseas companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the HKEX). Two of the key proposals, which are the […]

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HKEX Proposes to Revise Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules

On 16 April 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published a consultation paper on the Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules1 (the “HKEX Consultation Paper”) setting out proposals aimed at enhancing directors’ independence, board diversity and ESG disclosure and standards (among others). The HKEX also proposes to revise the […]

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HKEX Proposes Simplification of HKEX Listing Regime for Overseas Companies

On 16 April 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published a consultation paper on the Review of Corporate Governance Code and Related Listing Rules1 (the “HKEX Consultation Paper”) setting out proposals aimed at enhancing directors’ independence, board diversity and ESG disclosure and standards (among others). The HKEX also proposes to revise the […]

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HKEX Proposes Extension of its Secondary and Dual Primary Listing Regimes

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (HKEX Consultation Paper) proposes potentially far reaching changes to its requirements for secondary and dual primary listings of overseas companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the HKEX). Two of the key proposals, which are the […]

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HKEX Proposes Simplification of HKEX Listing Regime for Overseas Companies

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Consultation Paper on the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers1 published on 31 March 2021 (Consultation Paper) puts forward potentially far-reaching changes to the requirements for listing offshore companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). For an overview of the proposed changes, please see Charltons’ newsletter The HKEX Consultation Paper […]

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