Rethinking independent non-executive directors

Rethinking independent non-executive directors

CK Low FCIS FCS, Associate Professor in Corporate Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, argues it is time for a shift of focus away from complex definitions of the independence of independent directors and towards the importance of ensuring appropriate...

Know your Institute: Mainland China

The board secretary role has gone from being virtually unknown in Mainland China 20 years ago to commanding increasing importance and respect today. This fourth article in our ‘Know your Institute’ series looks at the role that the Hong Kong Institute of...
AGM season review 2014

AGM season review 2014

Lucy Newcombe, Corporate Communications Director at Computershare, takes us through the 2014 AGM season around the globe. It has been another packed AGM season around the world in 2014, with remuneration remaining the prime focus of attention in many countries;...
Your questions answered

Your questions answered

The Securities and Futures Commission answers questions relating to corporate announcements, profit warnings and the SFC’s review and investigation process raised by attendees at this year’s Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update seminar. 1. Announcements...
Disclosure of bilingual names: a legal update

Disclosure of bilingual names: a legal update

Patrick Wong, Partner, and Loretta Chan, Consultant, Mayer Brown JSM, look into the compliance obligations relating to the disclosure of bilingual names. On 3 March 2014, the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622), together with 12 items of subsidiary legislation, commenced...

Ask the Expert November 2014

Q: The ‘against’ votes for some of our resolutions at our AGM have increased in the past few years. How can we mitigate this? A: Try to identify your shareholder base, understand their concerns and communicate with them effectively. Consider using...
CSj November 2014 (pdf version)

CSj November 2014 (pdf version)

A special relationship? – Independent directors and the company secretary. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...