The new Companies Ordinance: are you ready?

The new Companies Ordinance: are you ready?

The new Companies Ordinance, which comes into force in March this year, has been billed as an attempt to simplify, rationalise and deregulate our company law wherever possible. While the new ordinance certainly brings in a number of measures to this effect, there is a...
The new Companies Ordinance: your questions answered

The new Companies Ordinance: your questions answered

What are the qualifying criteria for companies to prepare simplified financial statements and reports under the new Companies Ordinance? Under what circumstances may an AGM be dispensed with? These are some of the many questions posed by attendees at a recent HKICS...
The road north / 專業服務北上之路

The road north / 專業服務北上之路

As a result of rapid economic development in Mainland China, there is a huge demand for professional service providers. This is good news for professionals, company secretaries among them, particularly those based in Hong Kong. Lau Ping Cheung, Chairman of the Hong...
The Alibaba decision: the implications for Hong Kong

The Alibaba decision: the implications for Hong Kong

David Neuville and Joseph Lee, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in association with Joseph PC Lee & Associates, assess the implications of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong decision to reject the proposal by the Alibaba Group to list in Hong Kong with a...
Does more disclosure mean better governance?

Does more disclosure mean better governance?

The Institute’s Corporate Governance Paper Competition is held annually to raise awareness of corporate governance issues among local undergraduates. This year’s competition was held on the theme ‘Corporate governance means more reports and...

Ask the Expert January 2014

Q:  What are the key changes in the new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (CO) effective 1 March 2014 regarding listed companies’ share registers? A:  From a registry perspective, the following are the key changes brought about by the new CO: 1. Adoption of mandatory no...
CSj January 2014 (pdf version)

CSj January 2014 (pdf version)

The new Companies Ordinance – Are you ready? Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...