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Hong Kong Directors' Manual, 3rd Edition

Hong Kong Directors' Manual, 3rd Edition

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  • Publisher: CCH Hong Kong
  • ISBN: 9789881395580
  • Published In: April 2015
  • Format: Paperback , 828 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Hong Kong ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Written specially for corporate entities in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Directors' Manual is designed to help you deal effectively with the corporate governance issues facing company directors and boards.

    The Hong Kong Directors' Manual provides an extensive coverage of both legal and practical issues associated with directors’ role, duties and responsibilities in day-to-day corporate operation including but not milted to incorporation and share capital, management and administration, commercial transaction and business expansion, takeover and merger, share transfer, capital investment, taxation, winding up, receivership and dissolution.

    This fully updated version of Hong Kong Directors' Manual contains more in-depth commentary and new case law highlighting the legislative changes brought by the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622), the Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32) and the Code on Corporate Governance Practices and related subsidiary legislation, Schedules and Codes, which will enhance corporate governance. New changes include, but not limited to, directors’ statutory duty of reasonable care, skill and diligence, the exemption of certain directors’ from making an annual report, and the addition in the directors’ annual report of external factors including the environment, suppliers and other stakeholders.

    With an emphasis on practical aspects, this book offers strategic solutions to help minimise a director’s risk exposure. Readers can benefit from the expert insight on how to achieve regulatory compliance and deal with various corporate governance issues under new company law arena.
    This book contains a comprehensive mix of insightful commentary of recent developments, analysis of regional and international landmark cases, real-life case studies, as well as full reproduction of prescribed forms and selected guidelines and codes.

     

    Features & Benefits:

    • Reduces time wastage and increases productivity by serving as a step by step guide to your obligations. The Hong Kong Directors' Manual will raise awareness in directors, compliance personnel and/or would-be directors so that they are better equipped with the knowledge to play the role of a corporate leader.
    • Provides concise commentary on the law to aid readers in determining the best approach to adopt in line with their business needs
    • Specimen forms, documents and Codes for easy adaptation, easing the role of the compliance person in their day to day workflow 
    • Highlights the duties and responsibilities imposed on corporate directors by law especially those of public listed companies in Hong Kong. 
    • Provides you with non-legalistic, practical explanations of your obligations and the steps you must take to meet them. 
    • Contains specimen documents and prescribed forms to provide a better picture of the requirements.
    • Covers your personal liabilities under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) and the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
    • Explains the numerous other areas of the law which impose civil and criminal liability on directors. 
    • Acts as a step-by-step guide in the completion of corporate secretarial forms, including the new Forms and many comprehensive checklists, along with the Code on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs. 
    • Includes various case examples help you apply the information to practical situations.
    • Latest update includes references to all related such as: 
      • Companies Ordinance (Cap 622)
      • Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32)
      • Code on Corporate Governance Practices
      • Code on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs
      • Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571)
      • Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules
      • Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance
      • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap 615)
      • Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112)
      • Employment Ordinance 
      • Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance (Cap 509), and 
      • Many more.
  • (1) General Outline
    (2) The Office of a Director
    (3) Fiduciary Duties
    (4) Directors’ Loans & Remuneration
    (5) Company Meetings
    (6) Financial Report & Information
    (7) Raising Capital & Funds
    (8) Disclosure & Submission
    (9) Corporate Governance
    (10) Shares Transfers & Share Buy-backs
    (11) Take-over & Mergers
    (12) Other Legislative Obligations

  • Judith Sihombing offers consultations in commercial, banking and property law in Hong Kong and on property and commercial law in Malaysia. She is used to working with legal teams on contentious and non-contentious matters. She has worked for a range of clients including private companies, institutions and governments.

    Judith conducts bespoke training and CPD seminars for the legal community in a range of her specialist areas including corporate governance, company law and property law. She has worked with numerous small and medium sized firms to create tailored training that meets their needs.

    Judith was trained as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia after graduation from the Law School of the Melbourne University. Judith also has an LLM from the University of Malaya.

    After practice in Melbourne for two years, she taught in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, and also acted as a consultant to the Legal Aid Bureau of Malaysia. Later she taught at the Faculties of Law at Monash University, Melbourne, and Hong Kong University. She is now teaching part-time at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    In 2001 she joined the Hong Kong office of Simmons & Simmons as Professional Support Lawyer and Training Manager.

    Judith is a founder member and Vice-Chairman of the Law Society of Hong Kong Working Party Sub-Committee on Land Titles. She has been a consultant to the Consumer Council of Hong Kong (on Estate Agents) and to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (on the documentation for mortgages and guarantees).

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