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…

CSj looks at some best practice recommendations on board governance, their possible applications in the local business environment of Hong Kong and the company secretary’s role in boosting the effectiveness of boards. Board governance – how complicated can it be? Get your directors together, serve them coffee and let them…

Many corporate governance systems around the world have put increasing reliance on the role of the independent director, but what is it like to perform this role? What makes a good independent director? What is the relationship between the company secretary and independent directors? This month’s In Profile candidate, Anthony…

Tony Wong, Founder and GRI Nominated Trainer, Alaya Consulting Ltd, argues that the new Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards launched in October 2016 provide a user-friendly structure for Hong Kong companies of all sizes to start or continue their journey in sustainability reporting. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) –…

A new HKICS guidance note seeks to bring some clarity to the complex due diligence required to successfully manage merger and acquisition transactions, and to highlight the role the company secretary can play in the process. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are highly regulated corporate transactions and they are usually handled…

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