A confusion of hats?

A confusion of hats?

What does the new Companies Ordinance have to say about conflicts of interest? What should you do if your chairman has declared an interest in a matter under consideration by the board? Does the practice of ‘wearing different hats’, as a method of segregating an...
Rewriting Hong Kong's companies law

Rewriting Hong Kong's companies law

Gordon Jones FCIS FCS, former Registrar of Companies, gives CSj a behind-the-scenes account of the most ambitious and complex law reform process in Hong Kong’s recent history – the Companies Ordinance rewrite. Thanks for giving us this interview, what are your...
The new Companies Ordinance: your guide

The new Companies Ordinance: your guide

Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies, and Karen Ho, Deputy Principal Solicitor, Companies Ordinance Rewrite Team, Companies Registry, continue their series of articles looking at the major changes introduced by the new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622). In last month’s...
Fraud indicators for company secretaries

Fraud indicators for company secretaries

James Ratley, President and CEO of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, gives advice to company secretaries on understanding and identifying the red flags of potential fraud. Over the last several years, major global economic events have brought the concept...
Board diversity

Board diversity

Roy Lo, Deputy Managing Partner, Shinewing (HK) CPA Ltd, and Gloria So, Manager, Shinewing Risk Services Ltd, discuss ways to enhance corporate performance through board diversity. T here has been considerable discussion globally about the value of diversity on...

Ask the Expert April 2014

Q:  The workload for company secretaries seems to be increasing – how will utilising a board portal simplify and streamline our processes? A:  The role and level of responsibility held by company secretaries in Hong Kong is ever increasing. Similarly the workload of...
CSj April 2014 (pdf version)

CSj April 2014 (pdf version)

A confusion of hats? – Conflicts of interest and conflicts of roles. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...