This article reviews the latest AP ECPD seminars held in Beijing and organised jointly by HKICS and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). The seminars were held between 13 and 15 July 2016 and attracted over 173 participants from H-share, A+H share, red-chip, A-share and to-be-listed companies. Speakers from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), SSE and two international law firms delivered speeches on mergers & acquisitions and listed company financing, while two senior board secretaries from Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation and CRRC Corporation Ltd shared their views and experiences based on their own M&As and major asset restructurings. Speakers from the Taiwan Stock Exchange, BlackRock, China Life Insurance Company Ltd, Ernst & Young CPA, and Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Ltd, shared their views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting-related regulations and practices.
HKICS would like to thank the speakers, participants, event co-organiser (SSE), associate organisers (Shinewing CPA and Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Ltd), supporting organisations (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Clifford Chance LLP), and the sponsor (Equity Financial Express Ltd), for their support.