|ECPD >> Forthcoming ECPD Seminars|
|Title||Listed Companies: Emerging from Suspension (Waiting List for New Enrolment)|
|Date||12 June 2017|
|Time||6.45 pm - 8.15 pm|
|Venue||Admiralty Conference Centre, 1804A, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong|
Mr Joseph Chu, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
The first quarter is the busy audit season for many Hong Kong listed companies with financial year end on 31 December. They are required by the Listing Rules of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) to publish annual results and audited financial statements by 31 March.
Each year, due to certain regulatory and/or audit concerns, some listed companies receive qualified opinions from their auditors, and some listed companies are unable to secure an audit opinion by the deadline. Many of these companies are suspended by regulators from trading.
The road to resumption of trading for "problematic" listed companies is not an easy one, and the resumption process may take months or even years. To protect investors and to maintain an orderly and fair market, the regulators will not permit any resumption until their concerns are satisfactorily addressed.
In this seminar, the speaker Mr Joseph Chu, who has extensive experience in advising and representing clients on regulatory matters in Hong Kong, will discuss how "problematic" listed companies can achieve smooth and successful resumption on the HKEx and other important points that listed companies and their officers should note in order to mitigate risks in the process.
Key points of discussion will include: