Overview (Program Summary)
A new listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) has taken effect on 1 January 2022. Furthermore, the Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Securities and Futures Commission have recently approved an amendment to Chapter 17 of the Listing Rules concerning share schemes which will become effective on 1 January 2023. To give in-house counsels an overview of the new listing regime for SPACs and the Chapter 17 amendment, Partner Mr. Felix Miao and Counsel Ms. Jenny Li, two seasoned legal practitioners from Miao & Co (in association with Han Kun Law Offices), are hosting a seminar. On the SPAC side, the seminar will cover some technicalities of SPAC listing and de-SPAC transactions, as well as walk the attendees through a case study of Hong Kong SPAC application. On the Chapter 17 amendment side, the seminar will cover the major changes introduced by the amendment and the transitional arrangements in place. In-house counsels wishing to keep abreast of the latest legal developments are most welcomed to attend the seminar.
Mr. Miao has advised on numerous equity and debt capital market transactions involving Chinese and Hong Kong corporate issuers and international underwriters, including global offerings and listings and bond offerings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, initial public offerings and secondary offerings registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and rights issues and share placements. Mr. Miao has professional expertise and practical experiences in licence applications for carrying out multiple regulated activities with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Insurance Authority and other regulatory institutions, as well as the acquisition of target companies which hold licences for carrying out multiple regulated activities. In addition, Mr. Miao is a corporate finance specialist recognized by the Hong Kong Securities Institute and is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Hong Kong Securities Association.
Ms. Li is experienced in the fields of corporate finance. She represents issuers and underwriters in Hong Kong IPOs covering a wide spectrum of industries, including retail, property management, fintech, manufacturing and shipping. She advises Hong Kong, PRC and multinational clients on their mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and takeovers. Ms. Li also gives advice to Hong Kong public companies on corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Ms. Li was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2014 and has passed the National Judicial Examination (PRC Bar Examination) in 2008.
Date: Tuesday, 6 September, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm- Registration & Light Refreshments, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Presentation by Han Kun Law Lawyers
Location: Lounge, Level 19, Two Chinachem Central, No. 26 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong.
CPD Points: CPD points have been applied.