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Appointments to Standing Committee on Company Law Reform
      The Financial Secretary has appointed a new member, Mr Albert Ng, to the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (SCCLR). Five incumbent members, Mr David Kidd, Mr Robert Lee Wai-wang, Dr Lewis Luk Tei, Mrs Natalia Seng Sze Ka-mee and Ms Cynthia Tang Yuen-shun, have been re-appointed.
      The appointments and re-appointments are for a term of two years starting from February 1, 2018.
      A government spokesman said today (January 30), “With the professional background and expertise of its members, the SCCLR has provided valuable advice on improving company law for enhancing corporate governance and facilitating business, thereby modernising our company law to be commensurate with Hong Kong’s status as an international commercial and financial centre.”
      The SCCLR was set up in 1984. It advises the Financial Secretary on amendments to the Companies Ordinance and the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, as well as amendments to the Securities and Futures Ordinance, on matters relating to corporate governance and shareholders’ protection, as and when necessary.
      As from February 1, 2018, the membership list of the SCCLR will be as follows:
Mr John Scott, SC (Chairman)
Mr Bruno Arboit
Ms Linda Chan Ching-fan, SC
Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing
Ms Bonnie Chan Yiting
Professor David Donald
Mr David Fu Yat-hung
Mr David Kidd
Mr Robert Lee Wai-wang
Dr Lewis Luk Tei
Ms Gillian Meller
Mr Albert Ng
Mr Keith Pogson
Mrs Natalia Seng Sze Ka-mee
Ms Cynthia Tang Yuen-shun
Mr Bernie Ting Wai-cheung
Ms Wendy Yung Wen-yee
Ex-officio Members
Mr David Graham
Chief Regulatory Officer
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Mr Stefan Gannon
Commissioner, Resolution Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Andrew Young
Chief Counsel
Securities and Futures Commission
Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling
Registrar of Companies
Ms Phyllis McKenna
Official Receiver
Ms Winnie Ng Ching-ching
Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services)
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Dr Stefan Lo Huoy-cheng
Senior Assistant Law Officer (Civil Law)
Department of Justice
Ends/Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:40
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