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  1. News - China

    GSK China bribery co-ordinated at company level, says Xinhua

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 04:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai GSK investigation shows alleged bribery of doctors in China co-ordinated by British company, says Xinhua A Chinese police investigation into drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has discovered that alleged bribery of doctors in China was co-ordinated by the British company and was not the work of individual employees, state media reported on Tuesday. Police in July ...

  2. Business - Companies - LEGISLATION

    Three cheers for Hong Kong's new companies law

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:50am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Companies Ordinance is a study in the remarkable- it is progressive, changes some centuries-old company law concepts to suit the digital age and genuinely breaks new ground. It is rare to be able to say that about new laws, not least ones labelled as unexcitingly as The Companies Ordinance, Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong. The first company law for Hong Kong was governed by Ordinance ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government tries to bury embarrassing climbdown

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to push ahead with the changes to the Companies Ordinance, with the exception of the proposals relating to the publication of ID numbers. A paper by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau explaining "the proposed way forward for the new arrangement for the inspection of personal information on the Companies Register …" rambles on for 10 pages until the penultimate paragraph ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Privacy chief backs law changes

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Ordinance by the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau to restrict public access to company directors and secretaries' personal details. The proposed changes, expected to be carried out next ... the framework provided by the new Companies Ordinance because it allowed only legitimate access to the directors' personal information and it was an improvement over the present system. The new ...

  5. 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 ... rearguard action. Their compromise should allow the Companies Ordinance to come into operation by the end of the first quarter of next year. In the meantime, the government can continue to consult ...

  6. Company fined for breaching Inland Revenue Ordinance

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.50pm: A technology-development company was fined $5,000 for failing to notify the Commissioner of Inland Revenue (CIR) about an employee's cessation of employment. The company pleaded guilty to the charge in the Eastern Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, a government spokesman said. The defendant, Brilliant Technology Development, hired ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New companies law will boost Hong Kong's competitiveness

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by K C CHAN

    ... by the government and the market, the new Companies Ordinance will come into operation on Monday. It is the right time to revisit what it means to Hong Kong and to businesspeople looking to form a company ... will benefit from the modernised regime. For a businessman looking to incorporate a company, the new ordinance will make the process more convenient. A common seal will no longer be mandatory, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must retain open access to company data

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... to them or trade with them. That the changes in the Companies Ordinance to limit access to this information have got this far is a major indictment not just of the government and the privacy ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says the move to put a veil over the identity of company directors in Hong Kong will only profit those with something to hide, and legislators must do more ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Right to privacy and information is balancing act

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by DIETER YIH

    ... on amendments made to the Companies Ordinance, specifically on one issue relating to the availability of directors’ residential addresses for public inspection. In March 2010, the Law Society responded to a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Companies Ordinance – there were hundreds. We focused on the legal application of these proposals and our views – which sometimes varied between ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Open access to directors' names, but not their home addresses

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOHN BACON-SHONE

    ... John Bacon-Shone John Bacon-Shone welcomes the government review of company data A good case for limiting access to home addresses The recent debate about the government proposals to restrict access to the personal information of company directors has been one-sided, so it is useful to re-examine the arguments carefully to see which elements, if any, of the proposals ...




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