Seminar - HKFRS 16 Leases requirements and listed companies compliance

01:30 Tuesday 28 May

CPA Australia office, 20/F Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

In our forthcoming seminar, Moore Stephens technical adviser and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius legal experts will share with you:

  • Accounting update on a new standard – HKFRS 16 Leases
  • Inside information and sufficiency of operations – Legal and practical issues

Accounting update on a new standard – HKFRS 16 Leases

HKFRS 16 Leases is effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. It replaces HKAS 17 Leases and a number of related interpretations. The new Standard introduces a single lessee accounting model that will require lessees to recognise assets and liabilities for all leases with limited exceptions. Most lessees will find that the new Standard introduces significant changes that impact their balance sheet, income statement and cash flows. In this accounting update, our Consultant Candy Fong will share with participants the key requirements of HKFRS 16 and some application issues.

Inside information and sufficiency of operations – Legal and practical issues

Legal experts from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Partner Billy Wong and Legal Assistant Janelle Wu will share how regulators oversee inside information disclosure and assess sufficiency of operations of listed issuers with some case studies.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please click here for registration. For queries, you may contact Ms. Manda Fung at +852 2738 7789 or  mandafung@moorestephens.com.hk
 
Details of the seminar
Date: 28 May 2019, Tuesday
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm (Registration)
  2:00pm – 4:30pm (Seminar session)
Venue:

CPA Australia office
20/F, Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Language: Cantonese
Fee: Complimentary
CPD unit: 2.5 hours
RSVP: click here
  (Confirmation will be sent one week prior to the seminar)

About Moore Stephens
With a century of experience in providing services to the insurance sector and with the largest insurance sector focused team outside of the Big 4, we are viewed as one of the leading advisors to the industry and can help you overcome these market challenges and opportunities. Our experienced team members work with clients from across the insurance spectrum, including brokers, reinsurance companies, underwriters and underwriting agencies, among others. We pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our insurance expertise, providing specialist and tailored support to industry participants, including regulators, both locally and internationally.

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
With 31 offices in Asia, Europe and the United States, Morgan Lewis is an international leading law firm providing comprehensive corporate, finance, and investment management counsel to clients of all sizes — from global Fortune 100 companies to startups — across all major industries. We have a particularly strong reputation advising public and private companies, funds, underwriters, and other entities on all types of securities transactions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance.
 
In addition to capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and private investment funds transactions, our Hong Kong team also advises global clients on labor and employment issues, and represents them in internal and government investigations, international arbitration, and in litigation before the Hong Kong courts. Our lawyers work as part of a fully integrated global team of more than 2,200 lawyers and specialists around the world.

About the speakers
CandyFong.jpg Candy Fong, Technical Consultant, Moore Stephens
 
Candy Fong has about 18 years of experiences in applying HKFRSs or IFRSs. She was a technical and audit partner of a Big 4 accounting firm before September 2016.
 
Candy has substantial experience in overseeing projects for implementation and application of International Financial Reporting Standards or Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards for large conglomerates and multinational corporations.
 
Candy is a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a panel member of a number of accounting projects of the Institute.
 
Billy Wong, Parnter, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Billy Wong is a Corporate Partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and based in its Hong Kong office. He concentrates his practice on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and venture capital financing. Billy has represented issuers and sponsors in numerous initial public offerings on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and a diverse range of post-listing transactions, such as debt offerings, follow-on equity offerings and spin-off listings. He works with companies of all sizes across a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, technology, retail, education, property development and logistics.
 
A large portion of Billy’s practice involves advising Hong Kong listed companies on public mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience with all kinds of regulatory and corporate governance issues involving Hong Kong listed companies.
 
His recent and representative matters include advising ANTA Sports on the consortium’s US$5.2 billion acquisition of Finland’s Amer Sports (AMEAS.HE); Tsinghua Tongfang on its acquisition of China Medical & Healthcare Group; One of the controlling shareholders of Wanda Hotel Development Co., Ltd (formerly known as Hengli Commercial Properties (Group) Limited) on his US$169 million acquisition of various subsidiaries of Wanda Hotel Development Company Limited; Zengame Technology Holding Limited on its IPO listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong with concurrent global placement pursuant to Regulation S; China Xinhua Education Group Limited, on its US$168 million IPO listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong with concurrent global placement pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S; and LHN Limited, a Singapore listed company on its dual listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong with concurrent global placement pursuant to Regulation S.
 
Janelle-Wu,-Morgan-Lewis.jpg Janelle Wu, Legal Assistant, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Janelle Wu is an experienced compliance professional with an extensive track record. She has extensive experience with various regulatory and corporate governance issues involving Hong Kong listed companies.
 
Prior joining to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Janelle worked at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, where she held the role of associate in Listed Issuer Regulation of the Listing Department and was responsible for monitoring listed companies’ compliance with the Listing Rules. She has extensive experience in reviewing listing documentation for a variety of complex transactions to identify potential or actual material accounting or disclosure deficiencies, providing advice on how the Listing Rules apply to companies, and interpreting technical aspects of the Listing Rules. Her portfolio included blue-chips companies, multinational conglomerate and long suspended companies.
 
Janelle is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of HKICPA. She previously worked at an international accounting firm and a Type 6 licensed corporation before joining HKEX.
 

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