Focusing on the Main Board Listing Rules, Hong Kong Listed Companies: Law & Practice explains what the key rules require and how those requirements fit into practice in the context of the underlying policy behind the rules. The step-by-step approach taken by the authors – both experienced corporate finance lawyers in Hong Kong – features case studies, diagrams and flowcharts to illustrate the rules and give examples of their application. The presentation details the ins and outs of the main issues arising from such aspects as the following:
the process and documentation required to get a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange;
ongoing obligations of listed companies under the Listing Rules; and
ongoing obligations of listed companies and their shareholders under other relevant legislation, primarily the Securities and Futures Ordinance (such as market misconduct and disclosure of interests).
As a practical, quick and easy-to-use guide to how the rules and legislation relating to listed companies apply, this is the ultimate guide.
Author: Nigel Davis has a B.A. from University College, London and an M.A from the University of Southern California.
Nigel is admitted as a solicitor both in Hong Kong and in England & Wales. He is currently a Senior Teaching Consultant in the Department of Professional Legal Education, The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU in December 2006, Nigel practiced as a solicitor in an international law firm in London and Hong Kong, where he specialised in corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company law and financial regulation and he continues to advise on these matters on a consultancy basis. Nigel is also a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Melanie Mitchell has a BCom and LLB from The University of Queensland.
Melanie is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and Queensland, Australia. She is currently a Senior Teaching Consultant in the Department of Professional Legal Education, The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong having joined The University of Hong Kong in 2009. Melanie practiced in international law firms in Hong Kong and Australia until 2011, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on listed companies, joint ventures, corporate finance and corporate and commercial law.