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18 August 2017HKEX - (i) New Board Concept Paper & (ii) Consultation Paper on Review of the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and Changes to the GEM and Main Board Listing Rules
8 June 2017Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017
23 May 2017Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017
15 March 2017Submission on consultation paper on Enhancing Transparency of Beneficial Ownership of Hong Kong Companies
14 March 2017Submission on Consultation on Enhancing Anti-Money Laundering Regulation of Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions
19 January 2017Submission on consultation on measures to counter base erosion & profit shifting
19 January 20172017-18 budget proposals
13 October 2016

Comment on COSO exposure draft on the enterprise risk management – aligning risk with strategy and performance (June 2016 edition)

4 October 2016Comment on SFC-HKEX Consultation Paper on Proposed Enhancements to the Exchange's Decision-Making and Governance Structure for Listing Regulation
21 July 2016Submission on Consultation on Empowerment of Independent Non-Executive Directors in the Banking Industry in Hong Kong
19 May 20162nd Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2016
1 March 2016Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2016
22 January 2016Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.4) Bill 2015
12 January 2016
11 December 2015Submission on Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill 2015
27 August 2015Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.3) Bill 2015
28 July 2015Submission on Consultation on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters in Hong Kong
29 June 2015Submission on Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015
14 May 2015Submission on Second Consultation on Establishing an Effective Resolution Regime for Financial Institutions in HK
13 January 2015Submission on Consultation on Enhancements to Deposit Protection Scheme
8 January 20152015-16 budget proposals (See also press release)
23 December 2014Comment on Competition Commission Draft Guidelines on the First Conduct Rule and the Second Conduct Rule
27 November 2014Comment on HKEx consultation on Weighted Voting Rights
24 October 2014Comment on HKEx consultation on Review of Listing Rules on Disclosure of Financial Information with reference to the New Companies Ordinance and Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards and Proposed Minor/Housekeeping Rule Amendments
19 September 2014Submission on HKEx consultation on risk management and internal control: review of the Corporate Governance Code and Corporate Governance Report
1 August 2014Comment on FSTB consultation on Open-ended Fund Companies
31 July 2014Submission on consultation on Competition Ordinance – Getting prepared for the full implementation of the Competition Ordinance
14 July 2014Comment on Corporate Rescue Procedure – Framework of Proposals
11 April 2014Submission on Consultation on Establishing an Effective Resolution Regime for Financial Institutions in HK
27 February 2014Comment on SFC consultation on amendments to the Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts
4 October 2013Submission on proposed resolutions under the Bankruptcy Ordinance and the Companies Ordinance – Reduction in certain fees, charges and deposits in relation to bankruptcy and winding-up proceedings
25 July 2013Submission on FSTB Consultation on Legislative Proposals for Improvement of Corporate Insolvency Law
8 July 2013Comment on HKEx consultation on review of connected transaction rules
8 July 2013Comment on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to align the definitions of connected person and associate in the Listing Rules
30 May 2013Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2013
26 March 2013Submission on Subsidiary Legislation for Implementation of the new Companies Ordinance (Phase 2) - Companies (Residential Addresses and Identification Numbers) Regulation
31 December 2012Submission on Subsidiary Legislation for Implementation of the new Companies Ordinance (Phase 2)
19 November 2012Submission on Subsidiary Legislation for Implementation of the new Companies Ordinance (Phase 1)
9 November 2012Submission on HKEx consultation on Board Diversity
10 October 2012Submission on HKEx consultation on Rule Changes Consequential on the Enactment of the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
9 October 2012Submission on HKEx consultation on trading halts
27 July 2012Submission on SFC consultation on the regulation of sponsors
10 July 2012Submission on FSTB consultation on provision of legal framework for entering into tax information exchange agreements
28 June 2012Submission on FSTB consultation on the proposed amendments to the Inland Revenue Ordinance and the Stamp Duty Ordinance to facilitate development of a sukuk market in Hong Kong
20 March 2012Submission to Bills Committee on Companies Bill – the headcount test (clause 664)
17 February 2012Submission to HK Deposit Protection Board on Guidance Note on Contingent Liabilities Estimations
8 February 2012Submission to the government on review of the law relating to corporate insolvency
3 January 20122nd submission to Bills Committee on Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2011
10 October 2011Submission to Bills Committee on Securities and Futures (Amendment) Bill 2011
26 September 2011Submission on SFC consultation on proposed changes to the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Repurchases
16 September 2011Submission to HK Deposit Protection Board on Guidance Note on Accrued Interest Estimations
26 August 2011Annual meeting between the Inland Revenue Department and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants – 2011
15 August 2011Submission on Companies Bill – Seeking views on preparation of simplified financial and directors' reports
6 July 2011Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2011
29 June 2011Comment on FSTB consultation on proposed establishment of a Policyholders' Protection Fund
28 June 2011Comment on Companies Bill
23 May 2011Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2011
6 April 2011Comment on HKEx consultation on review of the code on corporate governance practices and associated listing rules
7 March 2011Comment on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to requirements for the listing of debt issues to professional investors only
7 March 2011Comment on HKEx consultation on ex-entitlement trading and shareholder approval
23 February 2011Comment on SFC/HKEx joint consultation on proposed changes to property valuation requirements
21 December 2010Comment on SFC consultation on the regulatory framework for pre-deal research
17 December 2010Comment to Bills Committee on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Bill
23 November 2010Comment on SFC consultation on the evidential requirements under the Securities and Futures (Professional Investor) Rules
19 November 2010Comment on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to requirements for qualified property acquisitions and formation of joint ventures
12 November 2010Comment on HKEx consultation on proposed change to minimum number of shareholders for market capitalisation/revenue test
29 October 2010Comment on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to trading hours
11 August 2010Comment on FSTB consultation on draft companies bill – second phase consultation
20 July 2010Submission on the FSTB/SFC consultation on the proposed statutory codification of certain requirements to disclose price sensitive information by listed corporations
15 July 2010Annual meeting between the Inland Revenue Department and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants - 2010
19 May 2010A discussion forum on class actions was held jointly by the Institute and the Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services on 10 May. Click for the forum details, slides and the Institute's submission.
31 March 2010Comment on FSTB consultation on draft companies bill – first phase consultation
3 March 2010Submission on HKLRC consultation on Class Actions
4 February 2010Comment on proposed new legislation on the customer due diligence and record-keeping requirements for financial institutions and the regulation of remittance agents and money changers – detailed proposals
4 February 2010Submission on FSTB consultation on review of corporate rescue procedure legislative proposals
18 January 2010Proposals on the 2010-11 budget
21 December 2009Submission on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to the connected transaction rules
8 December 2009Submission on depreciation allowances for profits tax in respect of plant and machinery under Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112)
27 November 2009Submission on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to requirements for circulars and listing documents of listed issuers
2 November 2009Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.3) Bill 2009
21 October 2009Submission on HKDPB consultation on strengthening the operation of the Deposit Protection Scheme
5 October 2009Submission on FSTB consultation on review of the Trustee Ordinance and related matters
5 October 2009Submission on HKEx consultation on proposals to accelerate rights issues and open offers
18 September 2009Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.3) Bill 2009
4 September 2009Submission on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2009
1 September 2009Submission on HKEx consultation on Certified Emission Reduction ("CER") Futures
1 September 2009Submission on HKEx consultation on proposed changes to filing and checklist requirements for listing of equity securities
6 July 2009
Submission on Enhancing Deposit Protection under the Deposit Protection Scheme