Board diversity in Hong Kong – moving from talk to action

Board diversity in Hong Kong – moving from talk to action

CSj gets some best-practice advice from investors, regulators and governance professionals in Hong Kong on how to improve diversity on boards and deliver real change. Earlier this month, a Qualcomm shareholder sued the company’s directors for failing to bring an...
Governance in the COVID-19 crisis

Governance in the COVID-19 crisis

Neil Waters and Karoline Vinsrygg, Egon Zehnder, highlight the results of a recent poll of chairs and board members to find out how boards are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Like everyone and everything else, boards have had to adapt to a changed world in so many...
Dematerialisation – three decades on

Dematerialisation – three decades on

CSj looks at the latest proposals for implementing a paperless securities market in Hong Kong. On 28 January 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) and the Federation of Share Registrars Ltd (FSR) issued a joint...
Offshore fund exemption regime for Hong Kong–domiciled funds

Offshore fund exemption regime for Hong Kong–domiciled funds

Henry Kwong, Tax Partner, Cheng & Cheng Taxation Services Ltd, analyses the latest Inland Revenue Department guidance on offshore fund exemptions for Hong Kong–domiciled funds. On 30 June 2020, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) published its long-awaited...
Virtual assets funds

Virtual assets funds

As the first cryptocurrency fund licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission is launched in Hong Kong, Richard Keady, Partner, and Henry Li, Associate, Dentons Hong Kong, give an overview of the regulatory regime applicable to such funds. Technology is changing...
Careers in Governance – Crystal Lee ACIS ACS

Careers in Governance – Crystal Lee ACIS ACS

What is your role as a governance professional? ‘As a company secretarial officer working for a listed company, my role is to ensure regulatory compliance within the listed company and its subsidiaries. I also assist in the holding of board meetings and annual general...