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The new Companies Ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on 12 July 2012 and will come into force on 3 March 2014. This tool kit of publications will guide you through the key areas of change.
Key areas of change in the new Companies Ordinance.
Summary of changes and the implications for practice.
Summary of changes and implications for practice for the abolition of par value and deeming provisions.
Summary of changes and implications.
Summary of changes and implications for corporate directorships and for the passing of shareholders’ written resolutions.
Summary of the new court-free process by which group companies can be amalgamated.
Summary of changes and implications for practice.
Summary of changes to the execution of documents.
Summary of changes to the registration of charges.
Directors' service contracts, loans and payments for loss of office.
Share buy-backs by listed companies and the new court-free process for the reduction of capital.
Key changes to the rules on schemes of arrangement.
Summary of the new concept of "responsible persons".
Summary of changes.
Suggested amendments to existing companies' articles of association in light of the new CO.
New Companies Registry forms under the new CO.
What happens to the current Companies Ordinance.
An Overview of Competition Law in the People's Republic of China
Outbound Investment Update
The New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance Company Secretary Help Kit
A practical overview of changes to practice for corporates
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Our experience in China
Our experience in the People’s Republic of China dates from the early days of our Hong Kong office
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We have a long-standing presence in Asia and opened our Hong Kong office in 1974
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Chambers UK, 2014