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Legal Update

Hong Kong to establish a New Secondary Listing Concessionary Route

6 March 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update

With a view to attracting well-established high growth companies from emerging and innovative sectors to list on the Main Board, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKSE) has released, for consultation purpose, proposed new rules (the "Proposal") to facilitate:

  1. listing of pre-revenue biotech companies;
  2. listing of companies with weighted voting rights; and
  3. secondary listing of issuers primary listed on The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market or the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

We have discussed the proposed new rules on listing of companies with weighted voting rights (WVR) and listing of pre-revenue biotech companies. This article will examine the new secondary listing concessionary route.


  • Jeckle Chiu
    T +852 2843 2245
  • Billy K. M. Au
    T +852 2843 2254
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