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Crossing Lo Wu Bridge

Crossing Lo Wu Bridge

There is only one way to really understand the PRC business environment and that is to live and work in mainland China. Zoe Chan So Yuen, Law Programme Director, HKU SPACE, looks at an increasingly popular option for gaining work experience in the PRC – secondment. A...

CSj April 2012 (pdf version)

CSj April 2012 (pdf version)

No more paperwork? - E-incorporation one year on. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

Beast in the boardroom

Beast in the boardroom

Discreet tips for company secretaries on resolving boardroom conflicts. Directors like to think of themselves as entirely rational agents of the company's interests and not at all subject to the emotional and cognitive biases that blight ordinary mortals. The reality,...

Governance needs you

Governance needs you

The Stock Exchange's latest revisions to the Corporate Governance Code and associated listing rules seek to ensure that company secretaries play an effective role in ensuring good corporate governance standards among Hong Kong's listed companies. This second part of...

Mentor or tormentor?

Mentor or tormentor?

The role of regulators in Hong Kong and the PRC The Institute's latest China Corporate and Regulatory Update (CCRU) seminar, held in Shenzhen in January this year, demonstrated that regulators in the mainland and Hong Kong are increasingly keen to take up an...

How 'fair’ is fair value?

How 'fair’ is fair value?

Fair value accounting has come under a lot of criticism since the global financial crisis of 2008/ 2009 – how do you calculate the 'fair’ value of an asset when no market exists for that asset? How accurate is an estimate of the 'fair’ value likely to be when you are...

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