Category: Companies (Winding-up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32)

Updates to the Winding-up Provisions of C(WUMP)O – An Opportunity Lost?

By Stephen Briscoe The Administration has now posted its first substantive response to issues raised in front of the LegCo Bills Committee back in November 2015. Here is a link to the response, but in truth it paints quite a dismal picture.

Liquidators & Committees of Inspection

By Stephen Briscoe Conduct of the Winding Up Committee Of Inspection As part of the proposed changes, the Administration has made a number of sensible suggestions that are likely to improve the interaction between liquidators and Committees Of Inspection. For

More Disclosure by Liquidators of Hong Kong Companies Ordinance

More Disclosure for Liquidators; Should Insolvency Practitioners be Licensed? – (The Correct Answer is Yes!) By Stephen Briscoe Who Can Act As A Liquidator This section of the Administration’s proposals focuses on the appointment and control of provisional liquidators and liquidators. There

Insolvent Trading – The Last Piece of HK’s Corporate Rescue Puzzle

By Stephen Briscoe In the eyes of many people in Hong Kong, the most important part of the new corporate rescue legislation is that relating to Insolvent Trading. Very similar to Wrongful Trading in the UK, the purpose of this

Hong Kong’s Provisional Supervision Plans, in Plain English

By Stephen Briscoe Hong Kong’s proposed new legislation on Provisional Supervision and Insolvent Trading has been in the pipeline for the last 20 years or so but before groaning “Oh no, not again,” this time there seems to be a

Provisional Supervision – The Latest Chapter

Following the latest round of consultations, the administration has issued it’s latest views on Provisional Supervision and Insolvent Trading. It has been tweaked a little from its most recent incarnation back in 2011, but in most respects it’s very similar.

New Companies Ordinance Winding Up and Insolvency Conclusions Published

As most of you are aware, earlier this year the new Companies Ordinance came into force. At that time the parts of the old Companies Ordinance that had not been amended, effectively s.166 onwards, were renamed as The Companies (Winding-up

HK’s New Companies Ordinance a Mouthful

Hong Kong’s  new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) comes into force 3 March 2014. The changes apply primarily to those sections of the Ordinance that deal with, for want of a better phrase, live companies. Those sections of the Ordinance that