Governance perspectives

Governance perspectives

Corporate governance practices vary internationally, but is a global consensus emerging on corporate governance best practice? Moreover, how will the changing attitudes to governance affect the company secretary role? Edward Speed, the London-based Chairman; and Alice...
Thailand: building the foundations of the profession

Thailand: building the foundations of the profession

CSj interviews Pensri Suteerasarn, President of the Thai Listed Companies Association, on the latest initiatives in Thailand to strengthen the local corporate secretarial profession. Thanks for giving us this interview, can we start with some background about...
Enforcement focus

Enforcement focus

Thomas Atkinson, who took up his appointment as Executive Director of Enforcement at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in May last year, gives an overview of the SFC’s enforcement priorities going forward. Ever since I started my challenging new role...
Misleading the market: an analysis of the Citron Research case

Misleading the market: an analysis of the Citron Research case

The recent Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) decision in the Citron Research case confirms the usefulness of Section 277 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) for regulators seeking to prevent a false market in the shares of Hong Kong listed companies....
First concluded case on late disclosure of inside information

First concluded case on late disclosure of inside information

Alexander Que, Partner, and Rhoda Yung, Partner, Deacons, look at the implications of the first finding of breaches of the inside information disclosure requirements under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. The first set of proceedings in the Market Misconduct...