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Register of People with Significant Control

  • 24 May 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Stephenson Harwood, 18/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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The Executive Committee of ACC Hong Kong invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Stephenson Harwood.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

TOPIC:  Register of People with Significant Control – a guide to the new requirements for keeping a record of beneficial interests

On 1 March 2018, a new requirement on Hong Kong-incorporated companies to maintain a register of significant controllers will come into effect.  All Hong Kong companies will be required by law to create and maintain a register of all persons who have significant control over it and appoint a designated representative to provide assistance relating to the significant controllers register to a law enforcement officer.   

In this seminar, the speakers will discuss:

  • What’s behind the introduction of this new law
  • Who does it apply to
  • What needs to be done
  • Identifying Significant Controllers
  • On-going requirements
  • The role of the designated representative


    Paul Westover, heads the corporate group of Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong.

    Paul has broad experience in a wide range of corporate/commercial matters in the Asia region, having gained his experience through working in international law firms and as in-house counsel for a well-known American information technology company.  Paul specialises in providing corporate finance, general corporate, corporate governance, investment fund related advice, and general commercial advice to a diverse range of clients including listed and private companies, as well as international corporations.

    His particular strength is in mergers and acquisitions, with substantial experience of cross-border M&A and related due diligence, as well as fund formations, joint ventures and inward investment into Asia.  Transactions that he has handled have involved most jurisdictions within Asia.  In addition, Paul has strong experience in insolvency related matters, particularly restructurings.

    Andrew Carpenter is a Senior Associate in the corporate department of Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2009, having previously practised in London since 2007.

    Andrew's main areas of expertise are in corporate and commercial transactions. He specialises in cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder matters and, in addition, he advises on a broad range of commercial contracts. 


    VENUE  Stephenson Harwood, 18/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
    DATE  Thursday, 24 May 2018
    TIME  12:30 PM for lunch, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM for presentation
    RSVP  Please register your attendance online no later than Friday, 18 May 2017. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend.

    If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future ACC HONG KONG events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

    Please note this event is exclusively for ACC HONG KONG members. If you are not an ACC HONG KONG member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact ACC HONG KONG Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.

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