How to grow your career

How to grow your career

There are many routes into the Chartered Secretarial profession, but whatever route you take there are a number of key skills you will need to acquire. This month, senior Chartered Secretaries in Hong Kong give tips on how to reach the top of your chosen profession....
AGMs 2013: a post-season review

AGMs 2013: a post-season review

It’s the end of another busy AGM season, particularly notable this year for a marked increase in ‘against’ votes for some Hong Kong and mainland China-based companies, and for the 29 meetings valiantly held close to a black rain storm in Hong Kong. Lucy...
ESG reporting: your guide

ESG reporting: your guide

Roy Lo, Deputy Managing Partner, SHINEWING (HK) CPA Ltd, and Gloria So, Manager, SHINEWING Risk Services Ltd, give a brief guide to environmental, social and governance reporting. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is currently a major issue in the...

New Companies Ordinance: your questions answered

The implementation of the new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) early next year will have many compliance implications for company secretaries in Hong Kong. Ted Tyler, Stefan Lo and Natalie Wong, the Companies Ordinance Rewrite Team, Department of Justice, answer some...
Tablets for tyrannosaurs?

Tablets for tyrannosaurs?

Are Hong Kong boards behind the curve when it comes to adopting the latest board support technology? Phillip Baldwin, Head – Hong Kong/ China, ICSA Boardroom Apps Ltd, investigates. Hong Kong is a dynamic, push ahead, go-getting economic mini- powerhouse with a...
Stakeholder relationship officers — coming to your company?

Stakeholder relationship officers — coming to your company?

The company secretary is particularly well-placed to carry out the function of a corporate stakeholder relationship officer (CSRO), argues Professor Mervyn King SC, Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Companies operate in a completely changed...

Ask the Expert September 2013

Q: Do financial institutions in Hong Kong need to comply with FATCA? A: FATCA is a piece of US tax legislation designed to track US nationals who may be avoiding tax liabilities by holding assets (including shares) overseas. The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...