Know your Institute: Talking strategy

CSj interviews HKICS Chief Executive Samantha Suen FCIS FCS(PE) on her strategic goals for the HKICS. What are your aspirations as Chief Executive of the HKICS? ‘As Chief Executive of the HKICS, I help Council formulate strategies to develop the Institute and...
Know your Institute: the road ahead

Know your Institute: the road ahead

This ‘Know your Institute’ series of articles has tracked the evolution of the Chartered Secretarial profession in Hong Kong over the last 65 years and has sought to familiarise readers with the work of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries in...
Competition compliance: in search of legal certainty

Competition compliance: in search of legal certainty

A new compliance challenge for company secretaries in Hong Kong is just around the corner with the Competition Ordinance due to be implemented next year. Our In Profile candidate this month, Clara Ingen-Housz, Partner, Linklaters, helps to clarify some of the...
The long arm of US law: implications for Hong Kong companies

The long arm of US law: implications for Hong Kong companies

Hong Kong companies, even where they have little connection with the US, may need to consider the long arm of US law in their compliance programmes, argue Kyle Wombolt, Global Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, and Siyu Zhang, Associate, Herbert Smith...
Changing rules, changing roles – managing it all

Changing rules, changing roles – managing it all

The winning paper in this year’s Corporate Governance Paper Competition examines the recent changes brought in by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) to corporate governance requirements to raise the overall standard of issuers’ corporate governance, and...
Cybersecurity and the evolving role of boards

Cybersecurity and the evolving role of boards

At a time when the theft of customer information often leads to executive level shake-ups, boards are taking a greater role in evaluating the adequacy of their organisations’ cybersecurity. Many boards, however, have yet to apply the same level of critical observation...

Ask the Expert December 2014

Q: Can we use our board portal to assist us with our board evaluation process? A: Most organisations have reviews in which board members are asked to rate their individual performance as well as the perceived effectiveness of the entire board. Many companies also...