The Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law Handbook (23rd Edition) aims to deal with the intricacies of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) in an easily accessible form. This Handbook reproduces the text of the Ordinance as currently in force along with section by section annotations and examines the significant judicial decisions and rules of court. The annotations also provide definition of words and phrases, discussion on practical aspects and contentious issues with reference to each section and other authoritative materials including cross-jurisdictional references.
Readers may wish to refer to the Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Handbook, which is a complementary text containing the remaining Parts from the ‘old Companies Ordinance’ (Cap 32) that have not been repealed.
This series has been cited with authority in over one hundred court cases in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. This Handbook will be an invaluable source of information for practitioners, legal advisers, company secretaries, students and anyone interested in the laws governing companies in Hong Kong.
About the Authors
ELG Tyler came to Hong Kong in 1985 from Australia. He was a professor at The University of Hong Kong from 1985 to 1991, when he became a District Court Judge. He returned to academia in 1994 to City University of Hong Kong and retired from there back to Australia in 2005. In 2007 he returned to Hong Kong to a temporary position in the Commercial Unit, Civil Division, Department of Justice working on the Companies Ordinance Rewrite (The new Companies Ordinance was passed in July 2012). He is now working on the Improvement of Corporate Insolvency Law exercise. Professor Tyler has lectured and written on Hong Kong Company Law for the past 25 years.
Stefan Lo was appointed to the Civil Division of the Department of Justice in 2009 to advise on the Companies Ordinance Rewrite. He was previously Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, where he taught company and commercial law. Stefan has researched and published widely in corporate and securities law in textbooks, treatises, and local and international journals. He is a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Law School's Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
Companies Ordinance (Cap 622)