Corporate governance practices vary internationally, but is a global consensus emerging on corporate governance best practice? Moreover, how will the changing attitudes to governance affect the company secretary role? Edward Speed, the London-based Chairman; and Alice Au, the Hong Kong-based director; of the global executive search and leadership consulting firm…

CSj interviews Pensri Suteerasarn, President of the Thai Listed Companies Association, on the latest initiatives in Thailand to strengthen the local corporate secretarial profession. Thanks for giving us this interview, can we start with some background about yourself? ‘I am working for the Thai Listed Companies Association. The Association’s members…

Thomas Atkinson, who took up his appointment as Executive Director of Enforcement at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in May last year, gives an overview of the SFC’s enforcement priorities going forward. Ever since I started my challenging new role as the head of the Enforcement Division of the…

The recent Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) decision in the Citron Research case confirms the usefulness of Section 277 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) for regulators seeking to prevent a false market in the shares of Hong Kong listed companies. Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd is a Mainland property…

Alexander Que, Partner, and Rhoda Yung, Partner, Deacons, look at the implications of the first finding of breaches of the inside information disclosure requirements under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. The first set of proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) brought by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in…

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