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How do Hong Kong courts determine whether or not to sanction a Scheme of Arrangement to restructure foreign debt? 1402 790 Hugo

How do Hong Kong courts determine whether or not to sanction a Scheme of Arrangement to restructure foreign debt?

When a company is insolvent, it is possible that the creditors would agree on a scheme of arrangement to restructure its debt. Sometimes, the courts will be asked to sanction such scheme. This article examines what factors the court will take into account.

HKCGI’s Guidance Note on Securities Law and Regulation 1920 1080 Emma

HKCGI’s Guidance Note on Securities Law and Regulation

On 5 September 2021, the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute issued a guidance note on securities law and regulation.

SFC Licensed Intermediaries: A reminder of your self-reporting obligation 150 150 Charing

SFC Licensed Intermediaries: A reminder of your self-reporting obligation

If you are a SFC-licensed intermediary, then you are subject to the self-reporting obligation as set out in paragraph 12.5 of the Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or Registered with the Securities and Futures Commission (the “Code”).

HKEx’s disciplinary action against Coolpad Group Limited and six former directors 1402 790 Emma

HKEx’s disciplinary action against Coolpad Group Limited and six former directors

On 24 August 2021, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited censured Coolpad Group Limited (Stock Code: 2369) and six former directors.

SFC’s new initiative to warn against unauthorised investment schemes 1400 935 Charing

SFC’s new initiative to warn against unauthorised investment schemes

The Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) launched a new initiative to warn the public against unauthorised investment arrangements which are suspected to be collective investment schemes (“CIS”).

PCPD Publishes Guidance on Ethical Development and Use of AI 1920 1080 Emma

PCPD Publishes Guidance on Ethical Development and Use of AI

On 18 August 2021, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published its Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence to help organisations understand and comply with the relevant requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance when they develop or use Artificial Intelligence in Hong Kong.

A milestone for the application by Hong Kong liquidators for recognition and assistance in the Mainland 1400 787 Hugo

A milestone for the application by Hong Kong liquidators for recognition and assistance in the Mainland

Under the cooperation mechanism, the Mainland and Hong Kong jurisdictions agreed to the terms that several cities, such as Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen in the Mainland and Hong Kong would mutually recognize and assist each other in matters regarding insolvency.

Anjie to merge with Broad & Bright

"Another vital piece to the puzzle that will need to be sorted is Hong Kong.  ...Hauzen is run by managing partner Basil Hwang, who is…

Anjie to merge with Broad & Bright 2560 1441 Basil Hwang
HKCGI’s Guidance Note on Mergers and Acquisitions 1920 1080 Emma

HKCGI’s Guidance Note on Mergers and Acquisitions

On 26 May 2021, the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute issued a guidance note on mergers and acquisitions.

Guideline on Submission of Business Plan by Applicant of a Money Lenders Licence 1400 788 Louise

Guideline on Submission of Business Plan by Applicant of a Money Lenders Licence

Further to our article on the publication of the Guideline on Fit and Proper Criteria for Licensing of Money Lenders, on 29 January 2021, the Companies Registry published another Guideline on Submission of Business Plan by Applicant of a Money Lenders Licence.

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