News Updates

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9 Apr 2018

A Listing Regime for Emerging and Innovative Companies

Introduction

On 15 December 2017, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) published the Consultation Conclusions on the New Board Concept Paper (the “New Board Consultation Conclusions”), proposing a “way forward” to expand the existing listing regime.

23 Mar 2018

A new “front-loaded” approach by the SFC – What are the implications for companies and licensees?

In July 2017, Mr. Ashley Alder, the Chief Executive officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) introduced a new approach to regulate licensed corporations, listed companies and companies that are applying to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. This new approach, often called the “front-loaded regulation”, aims to identify risks and minimise harm to the investing public from market misconduct and irregularities. It places a strong emphasis on “earlier, more targeted intervention”.

21 Mar 2018

Stevenson, Wong & Co. Recognized as “Best Full-Service Law Firm 2018” in APAC Insider’s Hong Kong Business Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Stevenson, Wong & Co. has been recognized as “Best Full-Service Law Firm 2018” in APAC Insider’s Hong Kong Business Awards 2018. APAC Insider’s Hong Kong Business Awards aims to recognize the perseverance and dedication of entire corporations to key personnel in value-added businesses. Each award nominee is carefully examined, with the judging panel taking into account their performance over the past 12 months to ensure that only the most deserving firms are handed one of the trophies.

5 Mar 2018

HKEX Consultation Conclusions on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and changes to the GEM and Main Board Listing Rules

Introduction

On 15 December 2017, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) published the Consultation Conclusions (the “Conclusions”) on the Review of the Growth Enterprise Market (“GEM”) and Changes to the GEM and Main Board Listing Rules. The revised Listing Rules took effect from 15 February 2018 with transitional arrangements.

2 Feb 2018

Stevenson, Wong & Co. Partner Ms. Heidi Chui Appointed as Member of Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

We are delighted to announce that our Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department Ms. Heidi Chui has been appointed by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a member of Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accounts (“HKICPA”) in February 2018 for a term of two years.

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