Hong Kong Moves to Limit Information on Executives

Neil Gough of The New York Times exposes pending legislation that would cloud existing corporate transparency in Hong Kong in his article which also appeared in the International Herald Tribune: “Hong Kong Moves to Limit Information on Executives.” Ben Rowse, comments on how these laws, included in a package proposed to the local legislatures, could greatly impact the way investors, investigators and journalists are able to do their jobs. “If these changes go through, it would be a sad day for Hong Kong, which generally has been a beacon of transparency in a region where opacity is rife.”

Ben continues on to mention the importance of the information these laws are trying to regulate, saying “[the information is] extremely important, particularly when you are trying to work out the existence of any related party transactions or conflicts of interest that may have not been disclosed to a potential investor or business partner.”

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Start date:January 9, 2013

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