Did you know? A pilot program providing Hong Kong applicants with the opportunity to expedite their patent applications filed in China has been in place since 1 Jan 2023. The scheme allows Hong Kong permanent residents and entities legally registered in Hong Kong to request prioritized examination for their patent applications before the China National Intellectual Property Administration...
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Mandatory electronic dissemination of listed issuers’ corporate communications to their securities holders effective from 31 December 2023
On 30 June 2023, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Exchange) published conclusions to its consultation launched last December on its proposals to expand the paperless listing regime and other Listing Rule amendments. The Exchange will adopt all the proposals with a few minor modifications. One of the key proposals that will be adopted is to mandate electronic dissemination of listed issuers’ corporate communications to their securities holders to the extent permitted by their applicable laws and regulations. This client alert discusses this new requirement which will become effective on 31 December 2023...
Deaconsadvises Maiyue Technology Limited on its Main Board IPO launched on 28 September 2023, seeking to raise up to HK$175 million (subject to the exercise of over-allotment option).Maiyue Technology is an integrated IT solutions services provider in the education and government IT solutions markets in Guangxi with an operating history of over 20 years. It has developed a comprehensive portfolio of product offerings involving application of advanced technologies such as big data analytics, internet-of-things (IoT), cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), to complement its integrated IT solutions services...
Deacons, Hong Kong’s longest established and largest independent law firm, has deepened its regulatory expertise by bringing in Isabella Wong as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice Group. Isabella has re-joined Deacons from a global asset manager after acquiring in-house experience by counselling the manager’s investment management and funds distribution businesses in APAC (ex-Japan) regions. Before moving to an in-house counsel role, Isabella worked at Deacons as a regulatory lawyer for 8 years...