Hong Kong Uncertificated Securities Market Explained

This update examines the latest proposals for implementing an uncertificated securities market in Hong Kong following the publication of an April 2020 conclusions paper.

In January 2019, a joint consultation paper was published to examine the practicalities of implementing an uncertificated securities market (USM) in Hong Kong.

In April 2020, having received 43 responses from law firms, brokers, consultants and banks, the conclusions of the consultation were published showing broad support for the proposals.

This paper examines those conclusions, how they differ from previous proposals, and what next steps are necessary to implement the USM in Hong Kong.

 

 

This material is provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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Peter Brien
Senior consultant at Slaughter and May
Benita Yu
Senior Partner at Slaughter and May
John Moore
Partner at Slaughter and May
Peter Lake
Partner at Slaughter and May