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Board evaluation: creating a virtuous cycle

Board evaluation: creating a virtuous cycle

Board reviews have become an accepted and valued part of board governance in the UK. Philip Sidney, Associate, Lintstock, highlights some insights into board evaluation best practice from a recent Lintstock study of current practices in the UK. 2018 was an...

Governance for our times

Governance for our times

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators International President and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) Past President, Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE), in her recent HKICS Doube Anniversary Gala Dinner Guest of Honour speech, argued...

Front-loaded regulation:  two years on

Front-loaded regulation: two years on

Two years on from the adoption by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of its ‘front-loaded’ approach to regulation, Ashley Alder, the SFC’s Chief Executive Officer, gives an update on how it is working in practice. Hong Kong can enhance its current position to...

Board evaluations:  getting directors on board

Board evaluations: getting directors on board

If board evaluations are tedious or cumbersome, director engagement can be impacted negatively. Franklin Chen, Director, Diligent, suggests ways to boost the engagement of directors in, and therefore the effectiveness of, your board evaluation process. A recent global...

Companies Ordinance amendments: your guide

Companies Ordinance amendments: your guide

This article highlights new amendments to the Companies Ordinance which became effective on 1 February 2019. It has been five years since the new Companies Ordinance (CO) commenced operation in March 2014. The Companies (Amendment) (No 2) Ordinance 2018 (the Amendment...

Mainland China’s new e-commerce law

Mainland China’s new e-commerce law

Catherine Zheng, Partner; Dora Si, Partner; and Winne Yue, Professional Support lawyer; Deacons, look at the implications of Mainland China’s new e-commerce law, which comes into effect this month, relating to the liability of e-commerce platform operators in respect...

Anti–money laundering compliance

Anti–money laundering compliance

Milda Valevice, Legal Counsel, Citco Global Subsidiary Governance Services (GSGS) gives compliance advice following the step change we are currently seeing in the scope of anti-money laundering regulation around the world. In April 2018, the European Parliament...

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