Getting ready for the Competition Ordinance

Getting ready for the Competition Ordinance

Hong Kong’s competition law goes live this month, Stephen Crosswell, Partner, and Tom Jenkins, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie, ask – are you ready? It has been over three years since the enactment of the Competition Ordinance (Ordinance), passed with...
Connected transaction rules in plain language

Connected transaction rules in plain language

Daniel Wan, the co-author of the new HKICS guidance note on Hong Kong’s connected transaction rules, discusses the important role company secretaries can play in helping directors and managers understand Hong Kong’s complex connected transactions regime....
Addressing climate change in Hong Kong

Addressing climate change in Hong Kong

On 6 November this year, in preparation for the 2015 Paris climate change conference, the Environment Bureau released the Hong Kong Climate Change Report 2015. Jurgita Balaisyte, Project Manager, CSR Asia, discusses the measures outlined in the report to reduce Hong...
Too big to fail

Too big to fail

CSj highlights the key elements of the government’s proposed ‘resolution regime’ designed to ensure that regulatory authorities in Hong Kong have the tools necessary to intervene if a major, systemically important financial institution gets into...
Risk management and corporate governance

Risk management and corporate governance

The winning paper in the Institute’s latest Corporate Governance Paper Competition argues that risk management is an essential part of a healthy corporate governance framework. In this first part of their article, the authors focus on a comparison of the US and...
Inspection of documents by shareholders

Inspection of documents by shareholders

A recent decision by the Court of First Instance confirms the ability of minority shareholders to obtain an order for inspection of documents under Section 740 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) to investigate into potential corporate mismanagement. The recent case...