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LAW B334

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Company Law II

LAW B334

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Company Law II

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Course Coordinator: Terry Wong, B.B.A. (CUHK); LL.B. (Manchester); LL.M. (HKU); Solicitor of Hong Kong SAR

Course Developer: Terry Wong, B.B.A. (CUHK); LL.B. (Manchester); LL.M. (HKU); Solicitor of Hong Kong SAR

Advisory prerequisite(s)
You are advised to have already studied LAW B262 (or LAW B260) and LAW B333.

Aims
This course aims to provide learners with a knowledge of the legal framework governing companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It introduces the Securities and Futures Ordinance as the basic legal framework for listed companies. The course also explains the provisions of the Ordinance, the listing rules and other guidelines in relation to qualification and discipline of intermediaries, as well as the listing and corporate governance of listed companies. Examples of market misconduct and their legal consequences will also be discussed.

Contents
The course covers the following topics:

  • Listed companies in Hong Kong
  • Securities and Futures Ordinance
  • Listing of securities
  • Disclosure of interests and market misconduct
  • Take-overs and mergers

Learning support
There will be four three-hour tutorials.

Assessment
There are two assignments and one examination. Students must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit the assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Equipment
Students will need access to a personal computer with an Internet connection.

Set book(s)
There are no set books for this course.

Reference book
Stott, V, Hong Kong Company Law, 15th edn or the latest edn, Hong Kong, Pearson.