Corporate Law

AsiaInfo-Linkage buyout: a lawsuit magnet

A flood of threatened lawsuits against AsiaInfo related to its pending buyout offer mean the bidding could be reopened, resulting in a higher offer price

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 12:28pm

Myanmar needs an effective legal system, and so do its foreign investors

Suu Kyi urged protesters to accept a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year, or risk hurting the economy. Photo: AFP

The controversy surrounding Aung San Suu Kyi and a joint-venture copper mine project in Myanmar should give prospective foreign investors pause. It should also prompt the international community to help the country establish a legal regime on which both investors and the people of Myanmar can rely for protection of their rights.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Swiss vote on fat-cat pay a victory for business

Swiss lawmaker Thomas Minder, who has championed the restrictions on fat-cat pay proposal for more than five years. Photo: EPA

Sixty-eight per cent of Swiss voters have backed a constitutional amendment on "fat cat" pay. Sunday's verdict was clear: shareholders of publicly listed companies will have a binding say on pay.

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Methods adopted to satisfy HK needs

The review says it aims to streamline existing practice by adopting the best international methods to local needs.

This is achieved by drawing on new models rather than 'cobbling bits and pieces of foreign legislation together', it says.

2 May 1997 - 12:00am

Companies win more freedom in ordinance overhaul

Significant changes to the Companies Ordinance came into force yesterday as part of moves to simplify laws governing corporate entities.

Provisions introduced in the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 1997, gazetted last month, mean there will be far greater flexibility for companies to do deals than has been the case.

11 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Seeking a bigger pie

THE decision by the Shanghai State Property Management Office to crack down on rights issues by listed companies brings into focus a tricky subject.

When state investors in listed companies sell their rights, does that represent a drain of state assets? Whichever way you look at it, it is a leak of state resources.

2 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Early release for company laws

HONG KONG will not have to wait as long as expected for details of a planned revamp of the Companies Ordinance.

10 May 1995 - 12:00am

Keeping an eye on income growth

I DON'T have the time to monitor the Hang Seng Index every day. What are the available options which would allow me to aggregate income over an extended period of time? THERE are many options and all carry different elements of risk and reward. As a general rule, the greater the potential returns the closer one needs to monitor an investment. One option would be to invest in unit trust funds.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Company law may enter constitution

CHINA'S first ever company law is likely to be enshrined in the country's constitution, according to the China Daily.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is looking at legislation which would cover shareholding and limited liability companies.

17 Feb 1993 - 12:00am