Preparing for the Competition Ordinance

Preparing for the Competition Ordinance

Hong Kong’s new Competition Ordinance, scheduled to be implemented later this year, will have significant compliance implications for companies in Hong Kong. CSj takes advice on the best way for compliance professionals to prepare for the new law. In most...
Antitrust compliance comes of age

Antitrust compliance comes of age

Frank Fine, Head of International Antitrust at DeHeng Law Offices and Executive Director of the China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, gives an introduction to managing antitrust risk in the current global regulatory environment. On 30 September...
Dawn raids in Hong Kong

Dawn raids in Hong Kong

Mark Jephcott, Partner, Head of Competition Asia, and Grace Aylward, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, offer a practical guide to preparing for an unannounced inspection by the Hong Kong Competition Commission. It is anticipated that the Hong Kong Competition...
Talking strategy

Talking strategy

Dr Maurice Ngai, CEO of SW Corporate Services Group Ltd, discusses his aspirations as the newly elected president of the HKICS. Congratulations on your election as HKICS President – can we start by discussing what you would like to achieve in this role? ‘I would...
Attaining the truly paperless boardroom

Attaining the truly paperless boardroom

Al Percival, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Diligent APAC Board Services, identifies seven best practices that will help ensure that your board portal will deliver on its paperless promise. Given the amount of information that is distributed to board members before...
When is it reasonable to suspect money laundering?

When is it reasonable to suspect money laundering?

A recent decision of the Court of Final Appeal clarifies the law relating to suspected anti-money laundering cases in Hong Kong. In November 2014 the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) quashed a conviction by the Court of Appeal in a money laundering case. The CFA...

Ask the Expert February 2015 #1

Q: Can a private company limited by shares and incorporated under the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) appoint any corporate directors if it belongs to a group of companies, of which a member company incorporated overseas is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange? A:...

Ask the Expert February 2015 #2

Q: We are considering introducing an online proxy voting channel – what are the legal and corporate governance aspects we should consider? A: The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance which became effective in March 2014 has introduced a number of changes for companies...