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  1. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Company filings and directors' addresses in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by JASON CARMICHAEL, Robert Rhoda

    ... time on personal data Just before Easter the government announced that those sections of the Companies Ordinance 2012 that restrict public access to company director residential addresses and full identification card numbers would not become operative when the law takes effect next year. True to its word, the Companies (Residential Addresses and Identification Numbers) Regulation ...

  2. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    New listing rules to strengthen Hong Kong’s IPO market

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by MARK CHAN

    ... closely involved in the management of a company's listing process and responsible for "blessing" the deal. A sponsor will now face criminal liability for mis-statements ... and focus on companies truly suitable and ready for listing in Hong Kong. What about the worry that the stricter rules will reduce Hong Kong's competitiveness as a global IPO destination? ...

  3. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Beijing's Guideline ensures firms must take care with personal info

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Veronica Lockyer

    ... information secure or by the inappropriate use of such information could be significant.   What are the implications for companies doing business on the mainland? Companies should be aware ... privacy and it is likely that it will be used as the basis on which to develop a comprehensive binding data privacy law in the future.   What policies and procedures should companies put in place ...

  4. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Prest divorce case clarifies limits of a corporate holding of assets in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by STACEY DEVOY

    ... Prest did not pay. He claimed not to have the money. He said valuable assets which the wife had alleged were his property were actually owned by the Petrodel group of companies. Accordingly, the assets were protected behind the "corporate veil". Mr Prest controlled the Petrodel group. The court held such control amounted to "effective ownership" of the companies ...

  5. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Shareholders use rights to see records

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by WARREN GANESH, JASON CARMICHAEL

    ... Warren Ganesh and Jason Carmichael Warren Ganesh and Jason Carmichael of Smyth & Co, with RPC, consider developing law on shareholder access to company records Shareholders use rights to see records In a landmark case a couple of years ago, the judge in charge of company and shareholder disputes in Hong Kong described section 152FA of the Companies Ordinance (Inspection ...

  6. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Anyone can own a French vineyard- here's how to get started

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by MARK STEVENS, Nicholas Cook and Erwan Heurtel

    ... (and whether any other assets or businesses will be acquired) or, alternatively, whether the shares of the company owning the real estate will be acquired. This decision will affect what consents and notifications are required and the amount and types of tax payable (different taxes will apply to the sale of real estate, the shares of a company and the sale of assets). Depending ...

  7. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Trade group ties expose firms to antitrust suits

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Charles Rule, Joseph Bial

    ... Charles Rule and Joseph Bial Charles Rule and Joseph Bial, partners at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, discuss Chinese companies doing business in the US Trade group ties expose firms ... several Chinese companies were sued by a class of consumers in the US for fixing the price of Vitamin C. In their defence, the Chinese companies argued that they were compelled to price ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - POINT OF LAW

    SFC tries to enhance professional investors' protection

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:39am by DAVID SMYTH AND WARREN GANESH

    ... and their investment companies or trusts. If adopted, the proposals would amend the code of conduct for intermediaries that come under the SFC’s supervision – licensed corporations and registered institutions ...

  9. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New merger rules aim to speed up review process

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, Karen Song

    ... outside China, but that venture will not engage in any business activities in the country; the business operators are to acquire the interest or assets of an offshore company, but that company ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - POINT OF LAW

    China property retains its appeal despite the risks

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster, Jennifer Chase

    ... is mentioned. But while PE investments in Chinese start-up companies raise the inevitable question of how quickly- if at all- an initial public offering can be approved, this is not a concern ... company holding a wholly owned foreign enterprise, which in turn holds the asset. The most tax-efficient exit generally involves a share sale of the assets in the holding company which, although ...




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